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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2012 Toyota Prius C Hybrid - 65 MPG? Seriously?
Ride along with http://MPGomatic.com as we aim for 65 MPG in the 2012
Toyota Prius C Hybrid ... it's more fun than watching paint dry! Cruising
through town and the back roads, this little critter glides like a champ.
Toyota sells the Prius C as the Prius Hybrid in other parts of the world.
But here in America, the Prius nameplate adds extra cache. Or so they say.
Take what you might have seen in the Consumer Reports Prius C "review" with
a grain of salt. Our full unbiased review of the Prius C is on the way.
MPGomatic produces car review videos with a unique focus on gas mileage,
in-cabin technology, and driveability. Yep, we're the folks that shoot
those 0-60 MPH tests.
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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 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 Mazda Miata MX-5 Club Review | 0-60 Road Test | MPGomatic
MPGomatic.com puts a 2013 Mazda Miata MX-5 roadster to a grueling road
test. [ Full Review:
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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.
Find out more in this Real Videos edition.
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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.
More information about the Beetle (or new new Beetle) and the official new
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Review and Road Test
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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.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
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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