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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

4.5
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vw bug is great

by 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...
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 smooth. the only con about this car is it looks a little girly but once you drive it you will fall in love with the car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Big Fan!

by from Texas! on September 12, 2010

This was my 4th go around in purchasing a bug! I love em!!!!! The best way to describe them is like driving a very very exspensive sports car with all the bells and whistles. The 06 2.5 has awesome zi...
This was my 4th go around in purchasing a bug! I love em!!!!! The best way to describe them is like driving a very very exspensive sports car with all the bells and whistles. The 06 2.5 has awesome zip get up and go. entering the freeway no problem with the passing gear cruise on by. Great around town car. Grocery shopping? pop the convertible load all those bags in and get on down the road feeling good. This is a fun fun fun car to own and drive. Cold weather...love those heated seats. I cannot tell you how many times people have commented on my bug. VW service has always been top notch. I will have another!
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2nd Childhood!

by from Benicia, CA on December 4, 2009

I had a Bug in the late 70's ~ ' 78 Candy Apple Green Super Beetle ~ the love of my life in spite of fuel injector catching on fire, ha! My husband bought me a new '06 New Beetle Convertible, Aquarius...
I had a Bug in the late 70's ~ ' 78 Candy Apple Green Super Beetle ~ the love of my life in spite of fuel injector catching on fire, ha! My husband bought me a new '06 New Beetle Convertible, Aquarius Blue, gray soft top for my big 5-OH! It is now the love of my life. Yeah, there's all that nostalgia, but it is so much more - The 2.5 L engine gives it that Turbo kick and it's stupid-fast on the road. Drives like a race car, pinches gas money like a miser, and the shift on the fly provides plenty of torque when you need it. Leather interior lends style and comfort, power roof purrs through it's tasks with ease. I have XM, so add some geezer rock stations to your drive, drop the top - shades on, collar rolled up and it's heaven on 4 wheels AND a facelift. I've had 0 maintenance issues and 100% good times driving my blue baby, so 2 thumbs up. And - just a word to the warning: 90 feels like 55 mph, so watch for cops, ha!
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Does recommend this car

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Fun Car

by from Monticello, Indiana on May 1, 2009

Shadow Blue 2006, Certifed/preowned, purchased in Oct. of 2008 w/17K miles; now has over 30K w/no major problems. Heated seats are a big PLUS in the winter (heater slow to kick in,but reliable). Does ...
Shadow Blue 2006, Certifed/preowned, purchased in Oct. of 2008 w/17K miles; now has over 30K w/no major problems. Heated seats are a big PLUS in the winter (heater slow to kick in,but reliable). Does fantastic on ice and in snow in the winter (live in the Midwest). Lots of front leg/head room (don't use the backseat except for grankids or my Shih Tzu, Molly). Monsoon radio/CD player sounds great with a Simon & Garfunkle, John Lennon, or Beatles cd. My IPod Touch music sounds even better on the MP3 player. I have velour flowered seatcovers & steering wheel cover to match the pink/lilac flowers in my bud vase :) I'm 67 and having the time of my life in this fun little car.
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Love this car !!!

by from West Chester, PA on August 9, 2008

2006 convertable, bought it used with 33K miles on it. Growing up I had a '73 semi-automatic super beatle and my love for them has never died. This car did not disappoint me!! I read the reviews here ...
2006 convertable, bought it used with 33K miles on it. Growing up I had a '73 semi-automatic super beatle and my love for them has never died. This car did not disappoint me!! I read the reviews here first before buying and found some of the info to be true for me. The one great piece of information I found here was the blind spot on the convertable is bigger than in most cars. Also, when the top is down, if someone is following very close behind you....they are a little tough to see. I have driven the car for one year now and have had no big problems at all. A couple of little things, like the engine light comes on here and there. They don't know why, everything checks out. It drives like a dream....super fun in the Summer months...reliable in the Winter.....and everyone smiles at you. I LOVE MY BUG !!!
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50 MPG Hwy.

by from Miami on January 13, 2012

Best car I have ever purchased. TDi, Ttronic 6 spd. I would not have purchased it if it where 2.5 gas but would have bought it 2.0 turbo gas. hit 40 MPH manualy throw it in six and bring the speed to ...
Best car I have ever purchased. TDi, Ttronic 6 spd. I would not have purchased it if it where 2.5 gas but would have bought it 2.0 turbo gas. hit 40 MPH manualy throw it in six and bring the speed to 38 MPH and you can cruise at over 50 M.P.G. with 4 oz. of Marvel mystery oil for every 10 gal. of Diesel fuel. mine has 60K.(Last Diesel beetle 2006.) This one will pass away with me, (I believe). oil change gets expensive if you buy Castrol VW oil 505. I use 4 quarts Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W40 and one quart of Marvel Mystery oil in crankcase. Also 50 M.P.G HWY. under 70MPH. and better performance if you could buy off road Diesel. (dyed diesel.) Still on Factory Brakes: new evaporator(costly) easy Fuel Filter Replacement, and oil change (do it myself)
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Uses car for Commuting

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I love My Beetle.. Its a Black 2006,TDI

by from Oklahoma on February 3, 2007

It's a great car .Great on gas ,its aTDI. Drives well on snow too.The heater a little slow.But the heated sets are geart.
It's a great car .Great on gas ,its aTDI. Drives well on snow too.The heater a little slow.But the heated sets are geart.
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VW Bug

by from Shrewsbury NJ on September 24, 2010

LOVE IT! I've always wanted a VW Bug and finally got one - it's "certified pre-owned" and I love it. there were a few problems but the dealership fixed all for free. I can even play my iphone songs th...
LOVE IT! I've always wanted a VW Bug and finally got one - it's "certified pre-owned" and I love it. there were a few problems but the dealership fixed all for free. I can even play my iphone songs through the speakers. Sounds solid - doors/trunk. Rides like a truck - solid. love it!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Diesel Queen

by from Gilbert, AZ on September 3, 2010

I love my little Beetle, but it was too expensive for being a 4 year old car. I am not sorry I got it, but I don't think I'd pay $18,000 for it if I had it to do over.
I love my little Beetle, but it was too expensive for being a 4 year old car. I am not sorry I got it, but I don't think I'd pay $18,000 for it if I had it to do over.
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Cutest Car Ever! But...

by from Indiana on November 21, 2006

I have always wanted a Beetle. I bought a beautiful Salsa Red Convertible in July 2006. All was going well, except for a few random problems which remain unexplainable. The engine idles up and down...
I have always wanted a Beetle. I bought a beautiful Salsa Red Convertible in July 2006. All was going well, except for a few random problems which remain unexplainable. The engine idles up and down in sporadic waves - like it's going to jump quickly when I stop at intersections. I had this checked, but they could not find what was wrong. Then, the seats started to peel/flake on the vinyl piping that is attached to the leather seats. I was told that it's not a defect in material - but everyone I've gone to for estimates tell me it's a material defect. It's a very cute car. I basically see it as a secondary car, not a primary car. The problems I've experienced with this car - particularly when the issues are not explainable makes me encourage others not to purchase this car. It's sad but I am looking to sell this car... No more VWs for me
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