2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible First Drive Review

2013 VW Beetle continues a long tine of German Topless Cars

The brand new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible debuted today at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show but we got to drive it before it broke cover along the ocean in California.

The new Beetle Convertible carries on a decades long tradition of topless motoring and this newest Beetle plays on the VW Beetles reputation with three special addition cars that include a 50’s 60’s and 70’s theme.

Check out this first drive video review as we bring you the new car in all of its editions from the sunny beaches of Southern California.

BTW: VW flew us out to LA to test drive the new Beetle Convertible and provided us with a great setting for this topless car along with several classic VWs convertibles that were factory fresh for this review.

Editor’s note: On a personal note – both Roman and I have a bit of a checkered past with the previous New Beetle. Both of our mothers owned one and they were not well liked by their sons. Reliability, quality, performance and comfort were sorely lacking in the previous New Beetle, not to mention its less than macho demeanor. This new one seems to be much better – so far.

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Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.