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2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 MINI Cooper

  2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible first drive 2013 MINI Cooper 2-door Coupe Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $19,195 $18,125
21/41 26/37
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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 The 2013 MINI Cooper models are small-car standouts in style and driving fun, and with several body styles and three different levels of performance you can pick your level of potency and practicality. 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!


  • 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


  • A hoot to drive
  • Uniquely MINI look inside and out
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Plenty of room for personalization


  • Tight back seat
  • Steering feel could be better
  • Some cheap-ish controls and materials
  • Pricey with options
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