2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Reviews

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on July 29, 2005

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on July 29, 2005

Herbie rides again, and the New Beetle gets new life.Just as sales seem to have have tanked for the delightful Volkswagen New Beetle -- they're off 20.6 percent for the year -- the Disney Co. ... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 17, 2005

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 17, 2005

Hard to imagine, but the 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle is in its ninth model year with only mild changes. Industry observers like to point to sagging sales of the Beetle as some indication that it has... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 19, 2006

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 19, 2006

Early models lacked a fuel gauge or a functioning heater, yet Volkswagen sold millions of Beetles to cash-strapped youth who found it ran weeks on only a couple gallons of 25-cent gas.Thanks to the... Read full review


washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 2, 2006

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 2, 2006

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&... Read full review