Not the greatest of review’s and I completely disagree with the first sentence.. but whatever. There are also some good and bad comments. Personally, I’ve been a VW driver since the age of 14. When the New Beetle concept was launched, I said I wanted one. I know have one. It’s slightly modified
I love it and will keep driving it.
Now did VW hit the mark with this? Yes and no. VW seem’s to be draggin their feet with the New Beetle. Either make it better or drop it. Small updates and semi collectibles (nostalgia) aren’t doing it.
There are only two reasons why anyone would buy a New Beetle convertible: a craving for cute or a need for nostalgia. Once you rule out these emotional drivers (so to speak), you’re far better off in any number of more economical and practical machines. But that’s OK, isn’t it? Acquiring a Ferrari isn’t exactly a rational decision. So analyzing the New Beetle’s desirability comes down to this: does it suck enough to put off the retro-fashionistas?
The New Beetle’s (NB) exterior remains unchanged since the model’s ’06 refresh. Pedants will immediately note that our Triple White special edition tester has a black convertible top. The top’s cover– a fundamentally useless bag that encloses the lid when it’s in the open pram position– justifies the moniker.