• fb_1335780556 avatar Chuck Posted: 5/4/2011 8:15am PDT

    Talk about torture, was given a loaner Jetta with 2.0 L 4 when I took my CC in, now that's torture!

  • electron Posted: 5/4/2011 8:38am PDT

    Too bad that testing doesn't assure more reliable electrical systems.

  • Gubbins Posted: 5/4/2011 10:07am PDT

    Electron is on target--never mind the structural showboating, how about some attention to the electrics? Their rep is still lousy in that department.

  • Mark Posted: 5/4/2011 11:09am PDT

    Looks like some of the testing may have been airbag control (algorithm) testing. It was found that several normal driving conditions would confuse the airbag control module (ACM) and set the airbags off, even though the vehicle was not involved in a crash needing the airbag. The testing in the video look to be setting either a base line to help program the ACM, or testing the actual ACM within the vehicles.

  • big un Posted: 5/5/2011 7:31am PDT

    I think they sell these same cars after they test them.

  • Ridge Posted: 5/6/2011 6:24am PDT

    Was it me, or was there no ABS on the Beetle? The wheels locked up solid under braking.