Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle has been a favorite for decades. It was a fixture on college campuses back in the 1970s primarily because it was so inexpensive to own and operate. The Beetle’s engine was also so easy to work on that wanna-be mechanics like myself could perform easily tune-ups and other minor repairs.
Today, Beetles are more expensive and not as easy to work on, but they’re still a great value and can whip the pants off any Bugs from back in the day.
Take the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, for example. Volkswagen adds a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine to the Beetle lineup for 2015. The new 150-horsepower turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder gets 40 highway miles per gallon and can scoot around town for 30 miles on a gallon of fuel. Continue Reading