Last edited by Heaters X01; 01-12-2012 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Spelling again. LoL!
Yes, toffee brown. I can dig it. Great car. I like all the colors. All I hear when I'm out driving my X01 Beetle buying gas or just stopped at a light, yes, at a stop light, they asked me, Is that the new VW? They love it.
I have only had one problem with it. I fixed it myself. It was the window, when I pulled the auto up button for the passenger side window it went up and right back down. No the button did not break, this is a really fine car. Here is what I did. I put the window all the way down, next held up on the auto up button until the window reached the top, held the button 3 seconds, then pressed auto window button for window to go down, repeated, held auto button to make the window go up did not let go held button and after it reached the top held another 3 seconds. That fixed it. No more problems.
The owners manual has answers that you can read concerning windows. Hope to see a 2012 toffee brown Beetle in my fun time driving in my 2012 Reflex Silver Metallic Volkswagen Beetle.
Last edited by Heaters X01; 01-13-2012 at 08:37 AM.
I think you skipped the part where you face South-Southwest, take a double shot of Jaeger-Meister and do a Chicken Dance.
Congrats on the fix
With my '01 NB, I have a hand grenade ready if kicking the tires don't fix it.
BTW, I saw the third Beetle today (since the 1st week of Oct '11). It was a 2.5L Denim. Looks good!!!
Last edited by Cadenza_7o; 01-15-2012 at 12:08 AM.
See page 48 under Reactivating the one-touch feature. I read this later after I reset my cars window. I felt lucky that it worked.
The procedure I used was from the owners manual for the Mazda 2 that I had traded for the 2012 VW Beetle. Like the Mazda 2 the beetle's window had to be reset from time to time.
If the procedure on page 48 or what I did does not work for you take it to the dealer.
"I have seen at least 10 new 2012 Beetles and am enjoying my ride very much."
I've had mine for almost a week now and including a round trip between Indy and Nashville plus the daily drive to work, I have not seen a single one.
I have, however, had a TON of looks, comments and questions.
In fact, while leaving a store the other evening a 5-7 year old brother and sister were arguing about a slug bug fight because one claimed it wasn't a Beetle. It was hilarious.
Looks like my neighbor picked up a silver one, but not sure which model. I had mixed feelings when I saw it. Maybe it is just their driveway but it looked like the car would look so much better lowered by at least an inch. Unfortunately it didn't change my opinion about the rear view. It definitely needs a spoiler to break the back up. I will have to see one in person with the spoiler to see if it is enough for me.
Finally saw another 2012 Beetle in FL. This one was white and in Orlando. Unfortunately, whomever bought it put some pastel graphics on it and some Pep Boys hubcaps on it. Not pretty one bit.
I must say, the Beetle gets a lot of attention, though. I had 8 people approach me yesterday between Jacksonville and Orlando asking about it and wanting to look at it.
Since the 2012 Beetle arrived at dealerships in October, I've seen exactly ONE on the road. The fact that VW has only sold about 6500 of them in the US since that time is rather scary. It is clearly not as popular as the 98-10 generation. If it was, the base models (and hence, the most affordable ones) on lots would be flying out the door. I was all set to get one as soon as they came out, but now I'm glad I didn't. If the delay issues don't get resolved, and soon, this Beetle will either end up being a flop, or what little water-cooled Beetle community there is will fade to next-to-nothing.
Only 1401 Beetles were sold in January. With a new model, and based on 2010 figures, this should have been about 4000.
I have had mine since Sept 24, 2011 and have not seen any others in my area. I drive a lot for work to the north of where I live, seen a total of four. My salesperson says the availablity of the car is very poor. They arrive to the dealer without VW telling them they are coming.
I see lots them at work every day In all honestly though, its an odd situation. When we get turbos in, they fly off the lot. But Ive not seen a single one driving, on the road, with someone behind the wheel who I DONT work with.
I'll also note that so far, we've not had a single one that was a 5/6speed manual neither in turbo or 2.5L form.
That is what's so baffling to me. While I agree that the 2.0T is an awesome engine (I have one in my 07 Passat), I NEVER thought that the majority of Beetle buyers would opt for it. I thought the typical Beetle customer would be on a limited budget and go for the Base models. I thought, Who is going to be willing to pay $26-27K (or even 30) for a BUG?
If you look at the 98-10 models, there are a few turbos and a few diesels, but for those who own 98-05s, the overwhelming majority are 2.0s and after 06, 2.5s. Thus, I assumed that the typical Beetle person wouldn't put performance at the top of their list. I always assumed that the performance-oriented enthusiasts into small 2-door VWs would go for the GTI.
This has totally changed the perception of what the Beetle once stood for. Basic, cheap transportation and lovable all in one. This would be like Ford bringing back a 21st century version of the Model T with a base 4-cylinder engine but only being able to sell high-end models with a Mustang's V8 under the hood!
The comments, looks and questions I get on a daily basis would support that.
So basically, it's turned into a modern-day muscle car. VW did want the Beetle to be more appealing to the masculine gender, and they got their wish, but it certainly appears that VW has done so at a great cost.........about a 50% sales drop. I really hoped this 2012 model would get Beetle sales back in the 40-50K range annually in the US, but with 1401 going out the door in January, they'll be lucky to sell 20,000 for all of 2012.
I don't mean to come off as a glass half-empty kind of guy, but what this means is that the water-cooled Beetle community will die. Most 98-10s, with the exception of those owned by real enthusiasts are not well taken-care of. Go to a lot and look at used ones. Most will have scratches, scuffs, bad paint, dings and dents, and would need $5000 worth of work to look new again. Thus, the majority of 98-10s will end up in the scrapyard by 2020. Paired with 20K sales of the 2012+ models per year, you'll be lucky to see 1-2 modern Beetles at VW shows. Roswell 2013may end up having 10 people show up..........