So far, our Beetle is a huge hit with our 5 year old twins. They love riding with the top down and being able to see out the windows (with the help of a booster seat). The car handles great, rides great and is fun to drive. My only dis-satisfaction is that the drivers seat doesn't recline. Of course there's not much backseat leg room, but just enough for the young kids. We haven't had it long, but after just a short while, we began to consider buying a newer model with more bells and whistles.
So much fun and a great ride. This is our second beetle convertible, and I've decided I want no other car for the rest of my life. We have such a good time in this car. It's great looking and rides beautifully. It holds so much more luggage and gear than it looks like it would. We have a bike rack on the back and travel in it often. Aside from the cost of even the most basic maintenance, I highly recommend it.
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)!