MPGomatic puts a Convertible 2013 VW Beetle TDI Manual to a grueling test drive on the coldest week of the year. The Beetle TDI is the only convertible with a diesel engine available in America. It's also the most fuel-efficient convertible on the road today.
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2014 Audi A7 TDI Review - MPG Road Test (with 0-60 MPH)
A week with the 2014 Audi A7 TDI - King of the Fuel Efficient AWDs.
Of the hundreds of cars I've tested over the past seven years, the A7 TDI
is one of my all time favorites ... big, fast, luxurious, and remarkably
It's never been more clear that clean diesel is the way to go for
2013 Chevy Spark Review | 0-60 Road Test | MPGomatic
MPGomatic puts a manual-equipped 2013 Chevy Spark 2LT to a grueling
week-long test drive. [ Full Review:
The Chevy Spark is fitted with a naturally aspirated DOHC 1.2-liter inline
four-cylinder engine that produces 84 horsepower and 83 foot
pounds of torque. The tiny four-banger can be mated to either a five-speed
manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Ford Fiesta SFE EcoBoost 1.0L MPG Road Test
We put a remarkable new 1.0 liter EcoBoost Ford Fiesta to a three-part MPG Road
Test. Can the tiny three-cylinder turbocharged engine deliver 40 MPG? 50 MPG? 60
It all depends on how, when, and where you drive it ...
The first leg of the road test is a round trip from central NJ to Pottstown
PA, primarily on Interstate Highway 78. The second leg is a run from
Allentown, NJ to Long Beach Island through the Jersey Pinelands on Route
539 to Route 72, over the Causeway. The third leg is a trip up the Jersey
Turnpike into Manhattan, via the Holland Tunnel.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost
is a $995 option. It is only available on the SE model and is only offered
with a five-speed manual transmission.
I'll post a link to my full review in the Autobytel channel once it's ready
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Review | 0-60 Road Test | MPGomatic
MPGomatic.com puts a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid to a grueling 900+ mile test
drive. [ Full Review:
This extended review dives into the how-tos of fuel economy with the
C-Max's SmartGauge modes (Empower, Inform, Engage) with a focus on batter
regeneration (or regen). This test drive took place in late fall, with
temperatures in the twenties through low fifties. Cold weather has a
significant negative effect on gas mileage and this is exponentially true
My iMac takes a beating when producing these long-form real-world
high-definition (HD) car reviews. They take hours upon hours to export and
upload ... but it's worth it.
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Real Videos: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Diesel
Welcome back for our next Real Video, the Real Review featuring the 2013
Volkswagen Beetle TDI. This completely re-designed iteration of the Beetle
has rekindled the love affair with this iconic vehicle, but has VW done it
With an edgier more masculine look, this generation Beetle has a lot to
offer the average buyer from special editions to multiple engine options
like the turbo diesel found in our test
Join us as we discuss the current design, the excitement factor and
day-to-day living with this mid-range re-designed Beetle. Just over $25K,
this vehicle might just make your 'must-see' test-drive list.
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Redesigning retro is a herculean task. You need to change the vehicle
enough to be worth the effort, meanwhile maintaining an iconic retro theme.
If you don't change enough, shoppers won't see a reason to trade in their
old flashback for the new time capsule. Change it too much and you're left
with a caricature. The task is so daunting that few even attempt it. (Just
look at the one-hit-wonders: PT Cruiser, HHR, SSR and Thunderbird.)VW on
the other hand is different. After all they continued to build and sell the
same Beetle with minor tweaks for 65 years straight. If anyone can tweak
retro and convince people they need it, it's VW. Sure enough, 2012 was the
best Beetle sales year since 1973. As a chaser to VW's revived retro-mojo,
the Beetle is now offered sans-top and VW tossed us the keys to a
brown-on-brown model for a week so we could get our 70s on. Can you dig it?
This Beetle, like the old "New Beetle," sells on nostalgia and
cutesy-bubbly good looks. In fact, the first words anyone utters upon
seeing a Beetle are: "aww, its cute." See the problem? How many guys buy
"cute" cars? Recognizing the problem, VW set out to "butch things up" with
the second generation FWD Beetle. The bubbly-fenders, round headlamps and
"smiling" hood lines haven't left but they have been joined by VW's
corporate "Gillette" grille, sharper corners and more "masculine" tail
lamps. (Or so I'm told.) The redesign also adds an incredible 3.5 inches to
the Bug's width and 5 inches to the length. The extra length means the
Bug's side profile is no longer semi-circular, something of a loss for
retro fans. The wider stance and crisper creases do make Herbie look
meaner, but the ginormous fenders make him look fatter as well.
Sorry '70s fans, our chocolate brown Bug didn't come with a built-in CB
radio. Burn! Instead shoppers will need to get hip with the 21st century,
VW style. Base drop-tops get an AM/FM radio, single slot CD player,
Bluetooth speaker phone/audio streaming and VW's USB/iDevice interface
(MDI). Working your way up the ladder, the next stop is the touchscreen
audio system which adds HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and am MP3
compatible CD reader (why is there no 1990s edition?).
You won't find a air-cooled engine in this Beetle, this isn't the '50s.
Base Beetles (and the '50s and '70s edition models) use VW's refreshed 2.5L
inline 5-cylinder engine which gets a 20 HP bump to 170 at 5,700RPM while
torque creeps up to 177 lb-ft at 4,250 RPM. VW mates the 5-banger to a
5-speed manual and for an extra $1,100 you can opt for the 6-speed
automatic. If you need more shove, you can opt for VW's ubiquitous 2.0L turbo, good for 200 ponies and 207 lb-ft of
twist. A first for America (as far as I know), VW's topless cruiser can now
be had in oil-burning form with the same 140 HP 2.0L TDI powerplant as the
Jetta. Both 2.0L mills are mated to VW's slick-shifting 6-speed manual
transmission or for $1,100, VW's latest 6-speed dual-clutch DSG
How well the Beetle accelerates and handles is unlikely to matter to
prospective convertible shoppers. I'm not kidding. There isn't a drop top I
can think of that has better performance metrics than its hard-top donor
car, that's just the nature of the beast. Convertibles are all about open
air motoring and style, something thee Beetle, despite all of its flaws,
still has in spades. VW's infotainment options feel like they are stuck in
1990, the lack of power front seats and automatic climate control irk me to
no end, and the 2.0L engine needs a testosterone injection, yet the
Beetle's topless charm is enough for me to overlook its flaws. There is
only one problem: Herbie's still cute. Go figure.
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Volkswagen Beetle 2013 360 degrees walkaround the car, inside and test drive
This time a 360 degrees walkaround the car outside, inside walk through and
I have test driven this car for you during four days and 600 miles.
My version is the 5 cylinder 2.5 liter engine.
The drive is pleasant. The car is still a head turner. During the trip, a
friend of mine was driving a brand new Range Roger. We had to car pool
together and the choice was the Beetle, not the Range Rover or in the
I refueld only twice during the entire trip.
- Outside appearance, still close to the Beetle spirit.
- Fuel economy.
- functional dashboard
- The inside looks like any other car now;
- No flower pot/vase;
- The trunk opening is tedious.
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2012 VW Beetle Test Drive & Review
Rosenthal's Steve and Sarah explore the newly redesigned 2012 VW Beetle.
The new Beetle or " Bug " has been changed to look more aggressive and
sporty. Volkswagen has given the new Beetle a new interior as well as
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2012 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE TURBO Review Start Up Engine
In this video I give a detailed tour of 2012 Volkswagen Beetle turbo 2.0T showing the exterior, engine and
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2013 VW Turbo Beetle - Full Boost Road Test!
This is the new, new VW turbo Beetle
Coupe. It's been beefed up to look tougher and has been upgraded with lots
of up-scale trim bits and features. It's fun to drive for sure...but, is
the new look handsome enough for a dude to own? You be the judge.
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VW Beetle TDI Diesel Mile High 0-60 MPH Performance Test
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 VW Beetle TDI should be a fast car
from 0-60 at a mile above sea level. Not only does the new Volkswagen
Beetle have ton of torque but it also has a turbo to help make up for thinner air at higher
altitude. In another fun and informative TFLcar video we take the newest
Diesel Beetle to our test road to see just how fast it sprints to 50 MPH.
However this video has a surprise twist that might not expect. Roman and
Nathan let another TFLcar teammate do all of the heavy lifting to show you
just how easy or hard it is to get the best performance from a new car.