Which used Volkswagen Beetle hatchback should I buy?
Either the 104bhp 1.2 or 154bhp 1.4-litre make the most sense in the Beetle. The 1.2 has enough performance for those who drive in town most of the time, while the 1.4 is better if you're often on faster roads. Diesel Beetles tend to be more expensive to buy or have a lot more miles on them, and generally aren't as sweet as the smaller petrol engines.
The standard car does come with air conditioning, electric windows and stability control, but it does without alloy wheels, which is a bit mean. We’d suggest going for a design version with 17in alloys, front fog-lights, Bluetooth, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and body-coloured dash and door card inserts. Sport models are a little pricey but do add dual-zone climate control, 18in alloy wheels, cruise control, sports seats with lumbar support, parking sensors and gloss black plastic across the dashboard and the top of the doors.
Our favourite Volkswagen Beetle: 1.4 Design