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VW Beetle 2012+ Discussion area for the 2012+ Beetle TDI (sometimes call the New New Beetle) based on the PQ35 platform.

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Old October 18th, 2018, 23:46   #1
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Default Beetle and Beetle Convert. Roll Call. Who's out there?

Ok, this section of TDI club has been largely dormant for quite a while.

Lets get it rolling a bit.

Who has a Beetle TDI 2012+
Who has a Beetle Convertible 2012+ ?

I have a 2015 Beetle Convertible TDI with 3200 miles on it. The wife and I are "Saving it for Later" and driving it very sparingly. It's our beach car and spends most of the weekdays in the garage or under its cover in the driveway. I don't drive it often, but if it hasn't been driven, I do start it weekly and let it warm to operating temperature (and oil to 200 degrees) before it's put away again.



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Old October 19th, 2018, 04:46   #2
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I only have one customer with a 2012+ diesel Beetle, a 2015 convertible. I just did a service on it this week. He had a 2012 sedan that he let them buy back. It had over 120k miles on it, and was perfect. I only have a handful of gasser ones, though. These just do not seem to be quite as popular here as other Volkswagen models.

I feel there are not too many of these left. My wife recently made mention of liking them after she heard they were not making them after the 2019 model year. Which got me thinking maybe I should try and surprise her with a "fixed" diesel one. But she would probably expect me to give up one of our other cars, not sure if I could do that or not.

Certainly would want a new one. The only engine is crap. And you can only get an automatic transmission. Seriously, Volkswagen, way to let an icon die in style.
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Old October 19th, 2018, 08:16   #3
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I have a 2015 stop sale Beetle TDI. This has been a lonely forum for some time now.
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Old October 19th, 2018, 09:19   #4
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2015 Toffee Brown Vert here.
Purchased late March 2018 w/ 21,xxx miles.
So far I think the top has been down more than up.
Currently @ 35,xxx miles.



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Old October 20th, 2018, 17:45   #5
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The Beetle community seems to be people who don't really modify their cars much, unlike some of the other forums, and that may be why this part of TDI club isn't really active.

Also, since the engine and transmission are pretty much the same across the TDI's, a lot of answers for engines, transmission, etc problems are answered in other forums.



Anyway, It's good to meet a few of the Beetle Owners. Maybe we'll figure out what to talk about sooner or later.
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Old October 20th, 2018, 20:03   #6
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I will be upgrading to projector head lamps and upgrading the basic stereo to a RNS315 with nav and backup camera. Have all the parts just can't seem to find the time.
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Old October 24th, 2018, 11:06   #7
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Early '13 here. Non IRS which I like because I regularly pull a motorcycle trailer with a couple of bikes. Great car!
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Old October 24th, 2018, 16:48   #8
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Late ‘13 hardtop here white with black interior (6/22/13 priduction date) - 2nd owner (bought 10/4/14 -9685 miles, currently 73785 miles) modified 8/18/17 at 61014 miles
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Old October 24th, 2018, 18:09   #9
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Modified how?
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Old October 24th, 2018, 19:36   #10
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I was looking at a 2018 Dune. I know it's not a TDI but it has most of the upgrades that I would do if i had a newer Beetle.

I know that the instruments have been greatly improved over the older Beetles and hopefully the flower vase was deleted!
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Old October 25th, 2018, 04:21   #11
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Biggest issue for the last of the Beetles (aside from the obvious spark plugs)? They are ALL missing a pedal.
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Old October 25th, 2018, 14:55   #12
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I had a '12 Golf TDI that I sold back and it was a DSG car and it was pretty awesome. I like my 6 spd but wouldn't hesitate to have a DSG car again. Our '14 R line, 4 Motion Tiguan is an auto and i'm not impressed with it.
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Old October 25th, 2018, 22:42   #13
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I have paddle shifters on my base Beetle and they are fun too.
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Old November 19th, 2018, 13:57   #14
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I have a new 2019 convert coming 1st wk Dec, sad The TDI is out,but this is going to be a fun car to use in FL winters. A low mileage garage queen to goof around with. I'll see if I need to have a local mod guy work on the engine. The issue is a 6yr 75,000 warranty that I don't want to screw up.
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Old November 20th, 2018, 13:59   #15
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We just picked up a 2014 Beetle TDI with 6-speed manual and 21K miles for the wife. She's in love with that thing! So far it's a great vehicle. It's a hoot to drive. It feels a lot like my 2001 Golf, except everything on it is still tight. And the interior isn't falling apart. And it doesn't have 390K miles on it.
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