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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?
Platinum Grey (metallic)
Sun flower (bright pastel yellow, solid)
Reflex Silver (metallic)
Salsa Red (bright maroon, solid)
Gecko Green (very pale green; metallic)
Campanella White (ream white;solid)
Laser Blue (Deep sea blue; pearlescence)
Deep Black (pealescence)
Shadow Blue (very dark blue; metallic)
Choice of transmission?
5 speed manual
6 speed Auto with DSG manual select
4 speed auto
6 speed manual
Size of Tire / rim combo?
16-in high profile
16-in low profile or Bigger! (E.g. 19-20 in low profile; run-flats)
15-in low profile
Standard 15-in high profile
Interior upholstery?
Leather; black
Leather; red
Standard Cloth-fabric ; black / grey
Leather; grey
Choice of ICE (In Car Entertainment) system?
Single-disc player
Single-disc player with i-pod connectivity
6-disc changer/player
6-disc changer/player with i-pod connectivity (pushing the salesman a little here!)
Do you own a VW new Beetle?
I was an owner of one; sold/give it away.
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
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?
Fushia pink
Deep metallic purple
Ferrari red
A combination of stripes/ graphics / paint-ons/ stick-ons
Sky blue
What type of rim design would prefer?
Complicated 5 or 6-spokes
Simple 5 or 6 -spokes
black/ gun metal finishing
White finishing
Normal-silver finishing
Black chrome 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 fugly; weird.
It's cute and stylish; retro-chic
It's not pretty but it is unique
It's a car for the fairer-sex.
What is your opinion if its interior space and the driving position?
The rear seats are useless and should just be folded down to increase the space of that tiny boot.
The space is generally good all round for a coupe.
It's weird and almost hard driving one because the dimensions are strange.
The head room is fantastic up front but disappointing in the back
The iconic flower vase is still there. What's your take on it?
It's a great conversation starter and gives the car personality.
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!
The dash board has been a point of contention since Day1, what's your take on it?
The dash materials is typical VW; extremely high quality and solidly put together
It's so dark; blackness everywhere. Where's the flair?
The ergonomics are fool-proof. So easy to use
It's so deep; a waste of precious interior space and makes driving difficult as the front is way upfront.
On the contrary, I think it is brittle and disappointing. Mexico ain't Germany for sure!
How do you rate its performance on the road?
The acceleration is adequate.
The car is heavy and generally feels slow and sedated.
Acceleration could be better but is really comparable to other cars
The acceleration is blistering!
How 's the steering and handling?
The steering is well-weighted and the car is confident through the corners
The steering wheel is light / life-less and the car rolls a lot .
The steering wheel is well-weighted but the car rolls still.
The steering wheel is light and feedback is good and the car can take the corners with aplomb.
What's your age group?
40s and above
What's your job scope like?
Others (including own business/ house-wifey)
Tourism/ nightlife
I'm a student
Professional (Doctor, lawyer, teacher/ engineer/ accountant/ architect etc.)
Do you have a family?
No; single and alone
Yes, married with 3 or more kids
No, single but dating
Yes, single but with kid(s) in tow
Yes, married but no kids
Yes, married with 1-2 kids
Do you have or given objections on the ownership of the Beetle?
Yes, I vehemently discourage anyone owning one.
No, its a great car to own!
Yes, only because there are more practical alternatives out there; it's still a great car for a stylish individual though.
Yes, sometimes and depends on the person
If you see one the road , what impression or preconceptions you would have of the driver?
He/she is well-heeled and probably has another car(s) back home.
This person doesnt know what he/she has gotten into; unwise to have bought one.
He/she is fashionable and style-conscious
This is a selfish car; so must be the driver
This poll was created on 2008-04-28 17:29:39 by AZQyn