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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)
Campanella White (ream white;solid)
Reflex Silver (metallic)
Sun flower (bright pastel yellow, solid)
Shadow Blue (very dark blue; metallic)
Deep Black (pealescence)
Salsa Red (bright maroon, solid)
Gecko Green (very pale green; metallic)
Laser Blue (Deep sea blue; pearlescence)
Choice of transmission?
6 speed manual
6 speed Auto with DSG manual select
5 speed manual
4 speed auto
Size of Tire / rim combo?
16-in low profile or Bigger! (E.g. 19-20 in low profile; run-flats)
15-in low profile
16-in high 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?
6-disc changer/player
6-disc changer/player with i-pod connectivity (pushing the salesman a little here!)
Single-disc player with i-pod connectivity
Single-disc player
Do you own a VW new Beetle?
Seriously considering one and like you could get one soon!
Yes, I' m an owner myself
I was an owner of one; sold/give it away.
No, but I'm a fan and may get one someday
No, I'll never be caught dead in one.
What personality type are you?
I'm introverted. My lifestyle is 'normal'; nothing over the top.
I'm a mix of both in and out. My life is 'normal'. But I'm style conscious.
Extroverted; almost wild. I club all the time!
Extroverted; I work hard and play harder!
What color would you personally have for the Beetle if the options list was infinite?
Sky blue
A combination of stripes/ graphics / paint-ons/ stick-ons
Fushia pink
Deep metallic purple
Ferrari red
What type of rim design would prefer?
Complicated 5 or 6-spokes
Simple 5 or 6 -spokes
Chrome-finishing
Normal-silver finishing
Black chrome finishing
White finishing
black/ gun metal finishing
Multi-spokes
What other after market mods is /are enticing and flattering to the Beetle?
Spoilers
Body kits
Lowering springs
Larger exhaust pipes
Engine-mods
What gender are you?
Female
Male
What sexual orientation are you?
Lesbian
Bi-sexual
Still undecided
Gay
Straight as an Arrow
What are the common perceptions you've heard of the New Beetle?
It's cute and stylish; retro-chic
It's not pretty but it is unique
It's a car for the fairer-sex.
It's fugly; weird.
What is your opinion if its interior space and the driving position?
The space is generally good all round for a coupe.
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 iconic flower vase is still there. What's your take on it?
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.
It's strange and I don't see it's purpose being there.
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?
It's so deep; a waste of precious interior space and makes driving difficult as the front is way upfront.
The ergonomics are fool-proof. So easy to use
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 wheel is light and feedback is good and the car can take the corners with aplomb.
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.
What's your age group?
16-21
22-29
30s
40s and above
What's your job scope like?
Tourism/ nightlife
Professional (Doctor, lawyer, teacher/ engineer/ accountant/ architect etc.)
Blue-collar-ish
I'm a student
Others (including own business/ house-wifey)
Entertainment
Do you have a family?
Yes, married but no kids
No, single but dating
Yes, married with 1-2 kids
Yes, single but with kid(s) in tow
No; single and alone
Yes, married with 3 or more kids
Do you have or given objections on the ownership of the Beetle?
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.
Yes, sometimes and depends on the person
No, its a great car to own!
If you see one the road , what impression or preconceptions you would have of the driver?
This is a selfish car; so must be the driver
He/she is fashionable and style-conscious
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 poll was created on 2008-04-28 17:29:39 by AZQyn