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Volkswagen New Beetle Review: 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

The 2-door, 4-passenger family coupe 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle gives a comfortable drive on the roads. Introduced ten years back, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle still rides the roads in beauty and style.

The retro-themed 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle comes in six trims — the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle S, 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle S PZEV, 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle SE, 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle SE PEZV, 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle triple white PZEV and 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle triple white. The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, 150-horsepower engine having a torque of 170 lb-ft.
Having a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6 speed optional transmission, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle has a fuel economy of 20-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway.
A carryover from 2007, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle has not changed much in style and looks. From its earlier variants, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle has streamlined its exterior and looks much cuter. Though it has comfortable headroom, it is short on rear seat space and cargo room. The seats have top leather coverings which gives a very pleasing drive. The dash boards are huge and the windshield far away, which gives the impression of driving from the back seat. The height adjutsable driver’s seat and tilt-and-telescope steering wheel makes the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle drive comfortable.
The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle also has an optional power sunroof on the hatchback. While on the move, entertain with MP3 player, satellite radio. The 6-speaker sound system gives an alluring music to the ears.

On the safety side, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle has Airbags for

Driver/ Passenger, Side-impact airbags, antilock brakes and daytime running lights. The Beetle is also fitted with ABS Brakes, Traction Control and Stability Control, which keeps a well-balanced drive on the roads. The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle also has a standard anti-lock braking system with hydraulic brake. Anti-slip regulation helps in preventing slippage and the electronic stability control helps the driver to control during evasive manoeuvres.
With an optional 17-inch tyre, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle fitted with independent, MacPherson strut front suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars and torsion beam rear suspension has great suspension on the roads

Fun, cute and economical, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle, which had suffered in the market for sometime, has again become the favourite. Entering the 11th year of introduction, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle takes you to a splendid ride. 

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

Body: 2 Door Coupe
Engine 2.5L 150 hp I5
Transmission: five-speed manual transmission and six-speed optional transmission

Safety: ABS Brakes, anti-slip regulation, pad wear indicator makes it safe

Tyres:

Front Tire SizeP205/55HR16 Rear Tire SizeP205/55HR16

Tech Specs

Engine: 2.5L 150 hp I5
Transmission: five-speed manual transmission and six-speed optional transmission

Horsepower: 150 @ 5000 RPM

Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
Verdict:

For: having impression of driving from the back seat.

Against: Weak and dull-sounding five-cylinder engine, short on rear seat space and cargo room.

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