Used Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 2013-2018 review

Alternatives

(2013 - 2018)
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Beetle sports?

For those in the market for a retro set of wheels, then look no further than the Mini convertible. Just like the Beetle, it has a small boot and not a huge amount of space for those in the back. But it’s fine up front and you’re treated to a nicely finished dashboard with a really great infotainment system. On top of that, it drives with alacrity and every engine is a peach.

The Citroën DS3 and later DS 3 Cabrio have value on their side and low running costs in diesel form. It’s nothing special to drive, though, unless you go for the sportier DS 3 performance version.

If you’re prepared to go down a size, the Fiat 500C is a cheap convertible that’s inexpensive to run.

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Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
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Verdict

Unless you really dig the cute styling of the Beetle Cabriolet, a Mini convertible is a more complete package for a similar amount of money

  • Logical controls
  • Strong engines
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Small boot
  • Jarring low-speed ride