2012 VW Beetle: 'Pure, unadulterated fun'
The redesigned, four-seat 2012 VW Beetle is just as eye-catching as the original, says Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela, but with a modern, grown-up edge. Video & complete review: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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Driving the Beetle is pure, unadulterated fun. It's smooth and zippy. But it feels a little cheaper than its sticker price ($25,000 as tested). You'll notice this mainly in the tinny feel of the doors and the poorly filtered road noise. Wind noise, at least, is kept to a minimum. Braking in the Beetle is quick and responsive, without crossing that nasty line into being harsh or grabby.