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Old 12-27-2011, 04:34 AM
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:17 PM
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Seems like a common complaint I see in regards to the 2012 Beetle is that the suspension is soft.

This is good for about town driving I suppose, which is likely most of their target market for the car.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:44 PM
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Seems like a common complaint I see in regards to the 2012 Beetle is that the suspension is soft.

This is good for about town driving I suppose, which is likely most of their target market for the car.
Well, I think this is true of most cars these days. They are built for ride comfort rather than the track. Still not a bad review. Put some stiffer springs on that puppy and a Stage 1 Tune and watch that Baby fly. Best part no more Timing Belt! Halleluja!
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does anyone drive a 2012 beetle? I'd love to hear a first person account of the suspension
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Mine has the Sport Suspension, stiffer than normal, handles great.




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Don't know if everybody here gets the same ad at the bottom of this thread.....but if you do and see a 54-year-old man with some monoply on electricity, is it my imagination or does he look 74? I'm 52, and hope I don't look that old!
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Here is a guy that didn't age too badly in the last 14 years. And hey he seemed to like the Beetle and ordered one of the first Turbo Beetle's that came off the line.

I bet he has as many cars as Leno. Well, maybe not. He doesn't have the space to store them.

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My suspension isn't that soft. It's forgiving. But it feels a lot like my GTI did when it was stock! Handles great


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When I see reviews by auto sites, it makes me wonder why don't hey do these reviews in real life scenarios...no everyone drives like they stole their car or on a track where they need to do 0 to 100 in certain amount of time...but I guess it is what it is...funny thinng is they reviewed the 2010 FJ that I currently drive and they used the mountains in Colorado.. wonder why...lmao..because it's not a car? so why wouldn't they drive the Beetle in a city or highway..I think they did on another site but it was in England backroads and the freeway...can't seem to locate the site , probably in YouTube..just saying
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Well, I think this is true of most cars these days. They are built for ride comfort rather than the track. Still not a bad business reviews. Put some stiffer springs on that puppy and a Stage 1 Tune and watch that Baby fly. Best part no more Timing Belt! Halleluja!
Review is good but I am looking for some strong car which could handle rough tracks. I have plans of visiting mountain areas. Still looking for good vehicle

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I also have the 2012 Turbo....the ride in mine is quite responsive with its factory sport suspension. I also have the APR Stage 1 tune done to it adding 55 hp and about 30 lb/ft of torque....all I can say is that it is quite fun and quick to drive...
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