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Volkswagen present the Beetle 1.6 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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“NO UGLY BUG”

published 20/10/2001

Chunky build quality, grin factor

Rear passenger headroom

My review of the new shape VW Beetle (1.6). I'm assuming there's one of three reasons you're reading this review. One, you're thinking about buying a new Beetle. Two, you've bought one and you're simply seeking reaffirmation of your decision - marketers call this post-purchase dissonance. Or hey...

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FUNKY STYLINGS, SUPERB DRIVE, HIGH QUALITY

NON IMPRESSIVE ECONOMY, NEEDS MORE EQUIPMENT FOR T...

Test model VW Beetle 1.6 Luna Reg No. DU54 LGD Mileage 9,100 Actual 0-60: 10.2 Obtained MPH: 125mph The beetle is a popular face on the UK roads. And why not? It is attractive and funky looking. One thing I have learned is that you either love them or hate them We have been fortunate to get hold...

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“my beloved versatile bug!!”

published 05/01/2005

excellent quality and value, stylish good looks.

only 3 doors.

I've had my '02 1.6 beetle for almost 3 years, and from the moment I drove it home I've fully enjoyed my purchase. I opted for the basic 1.6 model, but added alloys and a 6 cd auto changer. I wanted a very understated colour and went for black, a choice which I love and hate. When it's clean, I...

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“Love Bug”

published 25/02/2001

A whole new experience. Original (stand Out from t...

Fuel economy Driving Position Safety

The Volkswagen type 1 better known as the Beetle. A two door four seater car with the engine in the boot! The engine came in several sizes, the range included the 1200 1300 1500 and 1600. The most common engine was the 1300 which came in two versions depending on year of manufacture. I’ve...

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“Owning a New Beetle”

published 29/11/2005

Looks, looks, reliability, driving experience and ...

Practicality - but who cares?

Model: New Beetle 1.6 Year: 2002 (purchased second hand 2005) The buying decision: A new job required an eighty mile daily commute so I wanted a car that was comfortable, reliable and fun to own. It was not going to be the main family car so practicality wasn't the first priority but I did want...

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Super

Nice looking car

Gas guzzler

I took this car out for a test drive to put my wife off buying one...but i really enjoyed it. It was a 2.0 dark blue with white leather interior, 6 cd changer and air con. I bought it on finance and traded in my 1.1 peugeot 206. The differances between the two cars was immense. Handling better...

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“What an experience!”

published 01/07/2000

Cheap to maintain (can be done in your garage), ha...

Very bouncy! Most Beetles only do 20-30mpg on a v...

It is not widely known, but the old shape Beetle can still be bought from a company called Beetles UK (www.beetles-uk.com). I, however, decided to go the route of buying a second-hand Beetle, last October, for 325 pounds. Once the restoration of the car was complete, I had ended up spending about...

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Good

Looks great

driving position, position of pedals, difficult to...

Ok, I haven't bought this car. I have been given it for two months by work as a pool car, so I can't comment on servicing costs, purchase costs or any more really important stuff. But I've been so surprised by this car I thought i'd post my thoughts anyway. When work asked me if it "was OK" if I...

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Not for me

streed cred (if youre a woman)

Gas guzzler, high tax class, hard to park, tiny bo...

I own a 2001 2 litre beetle and it is the WORST car i have ever owned. Yes it looks great but its a pig to drive (try to NOT scratch the arches), driving position awful, our car has been in and out the garage with various problems including electrical issues, steering problems, all sorts of stuff...

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Excellent

VW reliablity, comfort, style and it makes you smi...

Takes a while to get used to parking.

I have owned my 52 plate Beelte 1.6 for 3 months now, and I have to say... I LOVE it. I had wanted one since they were released in 1999, but thought I would never be able to afford it... Until I saw mine on a local forecourt for a bargain price. With the part-ex of my Hyundai Coupe, I ended up...

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Excellent

stylish, comfortable, and lots of great extras

the back window is tiny and it uses to much fuel

im in LOVE with this car everytime i drive it i have fun and im smilling. the very lond dashboard makes it feel like you have a millions miles ahead before your near the car infront as the bonnet glides downwards. the red leather seats are a tough but soft leather and the heated seats make them...

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Excellent

Stunning style

Limited views from the inside

Whether it's the stunning exterior or the stylish interior, the new Beetle is a modern, trendy car that suits everyone. The 1.6 is perfect for town driving (since I live in London), and its size makes all parking spaces accessible. The car is reliable and has an easy and cheap upkeep cost, and...

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“its gotta be done”

published 24/01/2001

its a classic

bit old, and difficult to find one in really good ...

This car is a classic that will never fade. I have wanted one of these since i was about 8, but still dont have one. The looks are amazing, and when pollished up properly, they gleem. The engine is not the most powerful ever installed in a car, but you dont buy one of these for the engine (ok...

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“VW 4 u”

published 08/06/2003

Good stylish car

Like everything there are draw back

The new model has captured a lot of style from the original. However they are beleived to be overpriced in comparison to other similar cars on the market. Having seen a few of theese I would definitely not but a red Vw as every one i have seen has been badly faded in under 2 years however careful...

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“2 Years into my Beetle”

published 22/11/2005

Cool Looks, good residual value, Reliability

rear passenger space

I have had my beetle now for nearly 2 years, when i first bought it i didnt really consider the reliability or cost of running it, i simply wanted it for its "looks", let's be honest it looks like no other car on the road and it stands out. Perfect! With nearly 2 years of road use the only...

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