2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

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17 reviews
Available Price Range $2,956-$9,644 Trims3 Combined MPG 26-40 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take

Following its debut for the 1998 model year, Volkswagen's retro-themed New Beetle saw an early sales surge. Its popularity waned later, prompting Volkswagen to look for variants. A sporty Turb... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space
  • Cargo space in convertible
  • Once innovative design now somewhat dated

Notable Features

  • Retro styling
  • New inline-five-cylinder for 2006
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe or convertible


Our Expert Reviews

I was up to no good. But there's only so much wrong you can do in a Volkswagen New Beetle. It looks slow even when it's going fast.It's the egg shape. I'm convinced. People don't take seriously cars that resemble eggs, and the New Beetle looks like an egg threefold. There is the center portion, the main body of the car. It looks like an egg. There are the wheel wells fr... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 17 reviews

vw bug is great

by joe from planation fl on February 18, 2011

i purchased 2006 grey vw beetle with a black cloth top in 2008 because i have drive an hour to work every night and my truck was killing me on gas. the vw bug has great gas milage and rides very smoot... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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