Three modern reboots of iconic classic cars – the affordable 2012 Fiat 500, Mini Cooper, and VW Beetle. A roadtest comparison of base models.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5

While most think of the 1998 – 2010 style “New Beetle” when talking about the original’s return, the new-for-2012 model is a big improvement. Although larger, this year’s Beetle design actually is shaped more like the original. (Photo credit: Sean Connor)

While most think of the 1998 – 2010 style “New Beetle” when talking about the original’s return, the new-for-2012 model is a big improvement. Although larger, this year’s Beetle design actually is shaped more like the original. (Photo credit: Sean Connor)

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