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White it is!
2007 Volkswagen Triple White New Beetle

VW Triple White New Beetle

In short: A classic small convertible made new.

This Beetle is very similar to its predecessors: same design and same basic technical specifications. However, the folks at Volkswagen decided to clean up the classic Bug and white it out. The VW Triple White New Beetle features a white exterior, white interior and white retractable top cover.

VW Triple White New Beetle Mirror
VW Triple White New Beetle Seat

This car has all the same driving specs as its younger sibling, the 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 2.5. A full review on the 2006 Beetle can be found here.

VW Triple White New Beetle
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Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000 mile limited warranty, 12-year limited warranty against rust, 24-hour roadside assistance for four-years/unlimited miles.

Base Price $25,990 / Price as tested: $26,630
Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door soft-top convertible

Engine: 2.5-liter inline-5
Horsepower: 150 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight: 3,164 lbs
Wheelbase: 98.8 in
161.1/67.9/59.1 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic brake assist
independent front and semi-independent torsion beam rear axle
traction control, vehicle stability control

Safety: front air bags, front side air bags, automatic roll-over supports, daytime running lights, Limited Edition front seat head restraints.

0-60 mph:
8.8 seconds

Top Speed: 127 mph

EPA City: 22 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

Likes: High feature content; affordable; decent power; well-built; cute looks

Dislikes: Cramped back seat; tiny trunk; rattles with the roof up; poor rear visibility

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(Updated 02/11/08 SCV)

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