Looking at the December issue of Consumer Reports the other day, and there’s an article on the most reliable and least reliable cars. What’s surprising to me is the new VW Beetle ratings (not the old air cooled version, the new water cooled one). It seems to appear far, far down on the CR reliability list. But other VW’s, like the Golf and Jetta, those cars pull respectable rankings.
Anybody care to speculate what’s going on with the VW Beetle? You’d think the power train technology would be the same for the Beetle, the Golf, and the Jetta. So why the difference?