i traded a 2004 Z4 for this new beetle convertible as i needed to have seating for 4 people.
yes i miss the Z, but this beetle is well built, solid and has the germanic driving characteristics i have grown to love.
the car has plenty of pep, easily seats 4 and has exceeded my expectations.
Top down motoring the way it was meant to be. An older design, the execution, detailing and features easily exceed the Fords I've recently owned. It's been almost 40 years since I had a convertible, and it was worth the wait. Forget the pundits, they probably don't have the guts to go top down anyway. Yeah, yeah, you can go techno, aero or battery, but you'll loose your auto soul in the process.