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