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Buying a Volkswagen New Beetle

Falling head-over-heels for the VW new Beetle. It's chic. It's a maverick. It's built like a vault. Thinking of getting one...
What color should I get it in?
Reflex Silver (metallic)
Gecko Green (very pale green; metallic)
Shadow Blue (very dark blue; metallic)
Platinum Grey (metallic)
Sun flower (bright pastel yellow, solid)
Salsa Red (bright maroon, solid)
Campanella White (ream white;solid)
Laser Blue (Deep sea blue; pearlescence)
Deep Black (pealescence)
Choice of transmission?
4 speed auto
5 speed manual
6 speed Auto with DSG manual select
6 speed manual
Size of Tire / rim combo?
16-in high profile
Standard 15-in high profile
16-in low profile or Bigger! (E.g. 19-20 in low profile; run-flats)
15-in low profile
Interior upholstery?
Leather; grey
Standard Cloth-fabric ; black / grey
Leather; black
Leather; red
Choice of ICE (In Car Entertainment) system?
Single-disc player
6-disc changer/player with i-pod connectivity (pushing the salesman a little here!)
6-disc changer/player
Single-disc player with i-pod connectivity
Do you own a VW new Beetle?
No, I'll never be caught dead in one.
Yes, I' m an owner myself
No, but I'm a fan and may get one someday
I was an owner of one; sold/give it away.
Seriously considering one and like you could get one soon!
What personality type are you?
I'm introverted. My lifestyle is 'normal'; nothing over the top.
Extroverted; almost wild. I club all the time!
Extroverted; I work hard and play harder!
I'm a mix of both in and out. My life is 'normal'. But I'm style conscious.
What color would you personally have for the Beetle if the options list was infinite?
A combination of stripes/ graphics / paint-ons/ stick-ons
Deep metallic purple
Sky blue
Ferrari red
Fushia pink
What type of rim design would prefer?
Complicated 5 or 6-spokes
Black chrome finishing
White finishing
black/ gun metal finishing
Simple 5 or 6 -spokes
Normal-silver finishing
What other after market mods is /are enticing and flattering to the Beetle?
Larger exhaust pipes
Body kits
Lowering springs
What gender are you?
What sexual orientation are you?
Straight as an Arrow
Still undecided
What are the common perceptions you've heard of the New Beetle?
It's a car for the fairer-sex.
It's not pretty but it is unique
It's fugly; weird.
It's cute and stylish; retro-chic
What is your opinion if its interior space and the driving position?
It's weird and almost hard driving one because the dimensions are strange.
The rear seats are useless and should just be folded down to increase the space of that tiny boot.
The head room is fantastic up front but disappointing in the back
The space is generally good all round for a coupe.
The iconic flower vase is still there. What's your take on it?
It's strange and I don't see it's purpose being there.
It's useful ... only as a pen holder. Who cares of a flower there anyway?
It's so unique!
It's a great conversation starter and gives the car personality.
The dash board has been a point of contention since Day1, what's your take on it?
The ergonomics are fool-proof. So easy to use
The dash materials is typical VW; extremely high quality and solidly put together
On the contrary, I think it is brittle and disappointing. Mexico ain't Germany for sure!
It's so dark; blackness everywhere. Where's the flair?
It's so deep; a waste of precious interior space and makes driving difficult as the front is way upfront.
How do you rate its performance on the road?
The acceleration is adequate.
Acceleration could be better but is really comparable to other cars
The acceleration is blistering!
The car is heavy and generally feels slow and sedated.
How 's the steering and handling?
The steering wheel is light and feedback is good and the car can take the corners with aplomb.
The steering is well-weighted and the car is confident through the corners
The steering wheel is well-weighted but the car rolls still.
The steering wheel is light / life-less and the car rolls a lot .
What's your age group?
40s and above
What's your job scope like?
Professional (Doctor, lawyer, teacher/ engineer/ accountant/ architect etc.)
I'm a student
Others (including own business/ house-wifey)
Tourism/ nightlife
Do you have a family?
Yes, married with 1-2 kids
Yes, married with 3 or more kids
Yes, single but with kid(s) in tow
No; single and alone
Yes, married but no kids
No, single but dating
Do you have or given objections on the ownership of the Beetle?
Yes, sometimes and depends on the person
Yes, I vehemently discourage anyone owning one.
Yes, only because there are more practical alternatives out there; it's still a great car for a stylish individual though.
No, its a great car to own!
If you see one the road , what impression or preconceptions you would have of the driver?
He/she is fashionable and style-conscious
This person doesnt know what he/she has gotten into; unwise to have bought one.
This is a selfish car; so must be the driver
He/she is well-heeled and probably has another car(s) back home.
This poll was created on 2008-04-28 17:29:39 by AZQyn