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2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 Ford Mustang

  2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible first drive 2013 Ford Mustang
MSRP
$19,995
$22,200
Invoice $19,195 $20,924
MPG
City/Highway
21/41 15/29
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
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Bottom Line The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring. Read Full Review Don't let the brash sound and classic looks fool you; the Ford Mustang offers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck--delivered with surprising sophistication. Read Full Review
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  • Classic lines, modern looks
  • A vintage tinge to its interior
  • Good thrust from the Turbo
  • Quick dual-clutch shifts
  • That old familiar feeling--now with working heat!

Dislikes:

  • Back seat still not full-sized
  • Five-cylinder base engine lacks sparkle
  • Gas mileage less than impressive on non-diesels
  • Herbalist fan base may actually miss bud vase

Likes:

  • Strong, well-balanced V-6 models
  • Stunning V-8 power
  • Retro look with modern details
  • Ride quality
  • Performance bang for the buck

Dislikes:

  • Tight back seat
  • Some interior finishes could be better
  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Tight, balky shift linkage
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