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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3M Headlight Restoration System Review - Ain't Fuelin'!
Are your car, truck, or SUV's plastic headlamps dull and yellowed? The 3M
Headlight Restoration System uses an intensive multi-step process to bring
life back to hazy old headlamps. The 3M kit contains two conventional (dry)
sandpaper grades, along with a Trizac disc, rubbing compound, and
synthetic wax protectant. 3M's kit just might be the best on the market.
Check out the process as Slambo loses those yellowy eyes! We follow up the
headlight restoration with a pair of Sylvania zXe Silverstar Xenon bulbs.
Test performed on a 1999 Honda Civic HX Coupe with approximately 125K
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Review | 0-60 Road Test | MPGomatic
MPGomatic puts a 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye to a grueling mid-winter test
drive. We tested a Header Orange Dart Rallye, equipped with the
dry-dual-clutch automatic transmission (DDCT) and turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine. The little
turbo inline-four is lifted from the
Fiat Abarth abd rated at 160 horsepower (HP) and 184 foot
pounds of torque.
0-60 MPH test completed with Traction Control off.
Options include uConnect media system. Bonus footage includes Bluetooth
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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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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.
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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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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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.
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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Reviewed: 2013 VW Beetle TDI, Having Your Cake And Eating Too
A little over a year ago we had the VW Beetle in for a week of testing, it
was the 2.5L 5 cylinder with an automatic. We never published a review on
it, because we flat out didn't like it, though it was for personal reasons
more than anything else. It felt like a pure nostalgia play, and it wasn't
enjoyable to drive.
When our VW rep called and asked if we wanted to try the Beetle with the
TDI Clean Diesel, we said, "sure, why not". We wondered if Volkswagen's
terrific TDI engine could be a saving grace. Turns out it absolutely
transformed the car!
This TDI Beetle with a manual was not only a hoot to drive, it returned
47-48mpg on the highway at 80mph! Sit back and have a look as
Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive have a go with the 2013
Volkswagen Beetle TDI.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
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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The new VW Beetle is perfect for those seeking a retro cool soft top whilst
still enjoying a certain degree of practicality and everyday comfort. The
Coupe was introduced in 2012, with the cabriolet joining the range in 2013.
There's plenty of different specs to suit all tastes and budgets, but
thankfully this one that we are in today has head turning looks for the
right reasons and has managed to impress us at CarBuyer.
And that's because it really does look the part with its non threatening
smiley face and distinctive bulbous wheel arches. The small spoiler on the
rear plays up to its cheeky and playful side, too.
But first and foremost we are interested in its practical side. Despite not
having a huge amount of space -- which is to be expected from a car like
this -- the folding roof doesn't affect bootspace in any way thanks to the
fact it folds on the outside of the boot. Thanks to this, you will always
get this much room [point], no matter where the roof is.
And although quite cramped, these seats are brilliant for occasional use --
as opposed to having none at all.
The first thing I noticed when I got in this car was the combination of
tones, there's some tasteful shiny painted, colour coded, trim here, soft
touch materials, which enhance the overall quality and the retro theme we
saw on the outside is very much present in here too. There are six
equipment levels available however the mid-level Design provides everything
you really need including air-conditioning and DAB radio, while the options
list includes a touchscreen sat-nav and a upgraded Fender sound system. The
50s, 60s and 70s versions are a bit more expensive, but if you want retro
flair, those are the cars for you. Anyway, enough tech, let's get this roof
It can be operated of speeds up to 31mph so you can put the roof up and
down as much as the weather fluctuates on your journey.
Bringing me on to my next point, it isn't noticeably noisier to travel in
than the coupe thanks to the multi layered fabric hood that provides plenty
of sound insulation.
Bringing me on to my next point, there is hardly any wind buffeting with
the roof down, as long as you have installed the easy-to-fit wind deflector
thus allowing me to talk to you about how economical this car is.
As expected there are a number of different petrol and diesel engines to
choose from. However the most economical is the 1.6 Bluemotion Diesel
returning a claimed 62.8 miles to the gallon and emitting just 118g/km of
CO2. All can be teamed up with a manual or Automatic DSG gearbox, apart
from the one that we're in today - the 1.4 twincharged engine only comes in
manual and that returns 41.5 miles to the gallon and certainly has enough
pace to complement the comfortable ride.
And that does bring me on to the Beetle's downsides. While it drives much
better than the outgoing model, mainly due to the fact that it shares its
platform with the previous generation Golf and is just as much fun as the
Coupe due to extra bracing, it isn't quite as much fun as the practicality
smaller MINI Convertible. The biggest sour grape in the Beetle fruit bowl
though is the price. It's £2,000 more expensive than the MINI, and that's
quite a lot!
Well that pretty much sums up the new Beetle Convertible, it's an easy to
live with retro inspired cool soft top that turns heads for all the right
2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Quick Take Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR is a special
addition VW Beetle. With a production run of just 3500 units worldwide,
this sporty version of the Beetle harkens back to the GSR (Gelb Schwarzer
Renner or "Yellow Black Racer") introduced forty years ago. The VW Beetle
GSR marks the debut of the new EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine which
generates 210 horsepower. You'll also see
this engine on the Jetta GLI and Beetle turbo for the 2013 model year and it'll give them
an additional 10 horsepower.
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