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2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Ford Mustang

  2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2012 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Side Exterior View
MSRP
$18,495
$22,310
Invoice $17,755 $21,245
MPG
City/Highway
21/31 15/29
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
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Bottom Line It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Flat-top styling
  • A vintage tinge to its interior
  • Appealing turbo thrust
  • Fast-acting dual-clutch transmission
  • That old familiar feeling--now with working heat!

Dislikes:

  • Still a 2+2, despite more room
  • Dull five-cylinder engine
  • Gas mileage lags...the Mustang?
  • Herbalist fan base may actually miss bud vase

Likes:

  • Raw 5.0-liter power
  • A much improved V-6 version
  • Retro-modern details
  • Good ride quality
  • Stunning Shelby, Boss versions

Dislikes:

  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • V-6 automatic lacks manual shift control
  • Some interior finishes are just average
  • Back-seat room: it's still a 2+2
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