Volkswagen has managed to make the Beetle appeal to a wider audience without abandoning the key elements that have made the car stand out over the years and should be commended for it. Improvements over the old car are impressive and for performance fans we could certainly see the Bug show up at tuner meets.
We’ll have to wait for proper drives of the base Beetle and fuel efficient Beetle TDI until we can lay our final judgment on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, but we can say that the car has been made much more substantial, now with plenty of comfort, a solid feel and decent quality.
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Volkswagen provided travel, lodging, and meals to enable High Gear Media to bring you this first-person drive report.