AT A GLANCE

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - USED CAR WITH GRAHAM SMITH: VW BEETLE -

VW BEE­TLE 2013-15

PRICE NEW $29,990-$32,790

NOW $16,500-$26,000 SAFETY 5 stars

EN­GINE 1.4-litre 4-cyl twin-charge, 118kW/240Nm

TRANS­MIS­SION 6-speed man, 7-speed dual-clutch auto; FWD

THIRST 6.4-6.8 L/100km

ALSO CON­SIDER

MINI 2013-15

Maker BMW has suc­ceeded in squeez­ing new life into an old clas­sic. Has some is­sues. Pay $13,000-$38,000

HYUNDAI VELOSTER 2013-15

Odd-shaped mod­ern coupe is no clas­sic but it’s dif­fer­ent and trou­ble-free. Pay $13,000-$28,000

FIAT 500 2013-15

Cute as a but­ton and eco­nom­i­cal but build qual­ity isn’t great per­for­mance is av­er­age. Pay $6500-$14,000

COM­ING UP

Do you own or have you owned a Fiat 500? Share your ex­pe­ri­ence with other Cars­guide read­ers by send­ing com­ments to Gra­ham Smith at grah.smith@ big­pond.com or write Cars­guide, PO Box 4245, Syd­ney, NSW 2010.

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