Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In the Driveway: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI

2013 Volkswagen TDI Beetle Convertible
Sorry for the lack of updates to the blog, however, we were soaking up the sun in California last week. Yes, a bona-fide vacation with our WRX in the Cali countryside. Full trip report coming soon.

Speaking soaking up the sun, in the driveway this week is the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible with the TDI engine and a real six-speed manual transmission. Yes, a six-speed diesel convertible!

As we mentioned in our previous VW Beetle Turbo review, we think Volkswagen did a nice job with the Beetle's recent refresh, and that goes for this convertible, too. I've briefly driven this vehicle before and love the torque, the smooth-shifting transmission, and easy-to-use top. We'll see how it is over a week's time and if we like it as much as we initially did. Stay tuned.


Ducati Scotty said...

Sooooooooo need to take a ride :)

Andy Lilienthal said...

Totally. It's pretty neat; love the engine/transmission combo. Gobs and gobs of low-end grunt. After about 70 miles on it today, I'm averaging about 42 MPG!