I had my wife's car at the VW dealership for service yesterday and ran into an old acquaintance - he now works there in sales. We got to talking and I told him that I had jumped ship and now own a Subaru (previously owned a Corrado).
So anyway, we talked for a while he asked me if I wanted take a drive in something and I responded, yes, "how 'bout that Beetle Turbo S out there". He got the keys and we were off.
I didn't beat on it or anything while it was cold and let it warm up. A couple of miles later I asked if I could have a go at the throttle, "he replied, sure go ahead". So I did, and OMG, it ain't quick folks.
I expected more from it frankly. A 6spd and 180hp/180tq. It's nice for grocery getting but it's nothing to brag home about either.
The brakes felt really nice though and body roll wasn't bad, although it did have too much mush in the suspension compression and rebound. I also noticed what seemed like an open diff in the front as I could feel the front most inner tire wanting to break free around a corner while gasing it.
Anyhow, I dove my wife's car back home after the test drive of the Beetle Turbo S. I got into my WRX to go and pick up my wife. There was some traffic at the enter section so I had to give it about part throttle and I was like "DAMN". Neck snapping pulse when the turbo hit. Even when my WRX was stock it would've smoked the Beetle Turbo S. Only reason I mention this is because they're the same price.