Used Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 1999 - 2012 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Advice for buyers

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (99 - 12)
  • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (99 - 12)
  • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (99 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Beetle sports?

On the whole, VWs are reliable, but this generation of Golf (which forms the basis of the Beetle) is not the greatest. Mind you, Beetle owners tend to complain of niggling problems, rather than massive issues.

Some Cabriolets suffer from rattling and vibrating windows on uneven roads and the boot can be difficult to close, causing a dent to appear as a result in the centre of the boot lid.