2007 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

2007 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2.5L from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

No disappointment here

Faults:

So far, so good. VW did a preemptive replacement earlier this year. Dealership couldn't have been nicer or more efficient.

General Comments:

For such a small car, the interior feels very roomy.

The top works a lot easier than a Mustang I also test drove.

Could use a little more pickup, but it's what you'd expect from a 5 cylinder.

Interior is laid out well, everything is easily accessible and comfortable.

Nice extras like heated seats, iPod plug-in and wind screen for a very reasonable price.

Holds its resale value well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2010

2007 Volkswagen Beetle from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles

Summary:

This is a very comfortable and well built car in general

Faults:

The rubber 'paint' on the door handle on the inside of the car is flaking off.

General Comments:

Very snappy car, and has some get up and go.

The leather is great, and the seating is very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2009

2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 5-cylinder from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5L 5-cylinder Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance140 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Unique, fun, economical, and hopefully reliable

Faults:

Brand new, so nothing. Will give updates as I put more miles on.

General Comments:

This is a great car. The 5 cylinder has plenty of power and the handling is better than similar cars. The design is a classic, very unique; cuts into the rear headroom a little, but whatever. My only slight problem with the car is that I wish it handled better. (It handles well, but I am looking for more) Maybe I will upgrade suspension later on. I know VW has had some reliability problems in the past, but I honestly think that these redesigns will be Volkswagen's savior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2007

19th Oct 2007, 19:59

Hello, How are you enjoying your new beetle. I would like to purchase the convertible model next fall, but I am just trying to make sure that this is a reliable car. Thanks.

28th Apr 2008, 20:06

Original poster:

The is at about 13000 miles. No major problems. Two things I should point out:

1.Power windows will ocassionaly roll all the way down when I roll them up for some reason.

2. It does have a squeak/rattle or two.

Both of these showed up relatively at the same time, other than that I have really enjoyed this. I get a combined mpg of about 31, and that includes a gas-eating hill (3 miles) up to my house. I still highly recommend this car.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews