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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
#654 of 760 2006 New, New Beetle with 2.5, 5 cylinder Engine Looks Interesting
May 27, 2005 (8:32 am)
I actually owned a 1967 original Beetle, new to me in '67. I looked at the New Beetle when it first came out but decided the Golf was more practical.
Now, however, VW is updating the New Beetle for 2006 and adding the new 5 cylinder, much more powerful engine. I am thinking this is a very attractive combination; the new Golf and new Jetta have gotten "corpulent" gaining about 500 pounds, which offsets the power advantage of the new engine.
Anyone with experience on 2003, 2004 New Beetles, especially with the 6 speed automatic? The 6 speed will be the automatic on the 2006 New, New Beetle. Also stability control will be standard...all in all a nice package, if I can get past the reputation the New Beetle has as a "girl's car." Not that it should matter.
May 27, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Correct me if I'm wrong, since my facts and/or information could be a little off, but the current '05 Golf is built in Brazil and the '05 New Beetle is still built in Mexico, right?
I know for a fact that the "new" '05 New Jetta (the ones with the 2.5 I-5) are made in Mexico. When will the New Golf come out, and will it still be made in Brazil? I hear that the Mexican-built VWs are of higher quality than the ones built in Brazil. It seems as if this model year will be the swan song for the aging 2.0-liter four, huh?
#662 of 760 Re: 2001 New Beetle Embarassingly Cheap interior Finishes and Materials [thetijuanataxi]
Jul 27, 2005 (4:06 pm)
My 2001 is not as bad as your but yes the soft touch coatings on all the handles is peeling, the head liner is dropping. VW just say sorry it's not covered by warranty
if you hear of a class action against VW, let me know. It seems the Jetta which uses Golf interiors is much better than the Beetle but cheaper - oxymoron?
Aug 22, 2005 (6:05 pm)
The Beetles wing comes up in the UK too at 93 mph and then goes back down and about 80. Does anyone know if VW are planning to out the new 2.0 FSI Turbo engine in the Beetle? Here in the UK theres going to be a sort of face lifted model comeing out in september-october time i think?