You'll get a lot of compliments, I.e., your car is adorable, my first car was a beetle, that color (yellow) is amazing, etc. Hard to get into this car...I think it has to do with height of door panel! Fun to drive especially with the top down. My dealer is not so much fun! Terrible service follow-ups. We are trying to decide whether to buy this car or go elsewhere ( better buys)!
It is not a car for everyone. It's a car that the younger generation will fall in love with just like in the 60's. It's is somewhat of a culture in itself. I get more looks from my fellow drivers than most other cars on the road. VW has kept this car true to original design with many creature features that put a smile on your face from the first day you drive the new Beetle. It is priced well with few opitons and many includes. This car was garaged and not driven for the first year and has been garaged since owned.
Bought my VW Convertible new and have owned it a year now. Have had multiple window issues (motors and seals) and also a tire issue (one bad tire). VW needs to install better quality parts that do not break as easily, because going back and forth with the dealer is not only time consuming, but also frustrating for everyone involved.
My car originally had Continental tires, which were so so, but one tire was bad and took a while to diagnose through a road force balance. The faulty tire was subsequently replaced, but I recently decided to just buy Michelin's and not have to worry about anymore future problems.
Now after multiple balancing and alignments, it drives much better.
The car is very cute; I get lots of compliments.
It is so fun to drive on regular surface roads.
The freeway here is kind of bumpy, and since the car is so low, it isn't the most comfortable freeway ride. The interior colors and lights match the outside color of the car and makes it feel custom.
The bluetooth on the radio is great; I hookup Pandora through my phone and listen to that often. The bluetooth also has a hands free cell phone feature, so when I get a call, it comes in over the radio and I just press the phone button to begin and end the call.
Convertible top opens and closes smoothly; fairly quiet interior. Ok trunk and backseat for storage. Metal protective plate underneath.
Better tires; Continentals do not ride smoothly.
Actual leather seats; leatherette is the standard (which is more like vinyl).
Seat tilting would be nice.
Better quality window motors and seals.
Armrest in the base model.
The interior finishes scratch easily, and could be made more substantially.
Hubcaps are cheap; should be allow wheels.