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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?

28% (7) Salsa Red (bright maroon, solid)
8% (2) Sun flower (bright pastel yellow, solid)
20% (5) Campanella White (ream white;solid)
8% (2) Reflex Silver (metallic)
20% (5) Gecko Green (very pale green; metallic)
24% (6) Shadow Blue (very dark blue; metallic)
12% (3) Platinum Grey (metallic)
24% (6) Laser Blue (Deep sea blue; pearlescence)
12% (3) Deep Black (pealescence)

25 voters have answered this question.

Choice of transmission?

48% (12) 4 speed auto
24% (6) 6 speed manual
20% (5) 5 speed manual
32% (8) 6 speed Auto with DSG manual select

25 voters have answered this question.

Size of Tire / rim combo?

32% (8) Standard 15-in high profile
16% (4) 15-in low profile
12% (3) 16-in high profile
40% (10) 16-in low profile or Bigger! (E.g. 19-20 in low profile; run-flats)

25 voters have answered this question.

Interior upholstery?

12% (3) Leather; red
52% (13) Leather; black
32% (8) Leather; grey
20% (5) Standard Cloth-fabric ; black / grey

25 voters have answered this question.

Choice of ICE (In Car Entertainment) system?

24% (6) Single-disc player
32% (8) Single-disc player with i-pod connectivity
8% (2) 6-disc changer/player
36% (9) 6-disc changer/player with i-pod connectivity (pushing the salesman a little here!)

25 voters have answered this question.

Do you own a VW new Beetle?

44% (11) Yes, I' m an owner myself
28% (7) No, but I'm a fan and may get one someday
20% (5) Seriously considering one and like you could get one soon!
0% (0) I was an owner of one; sold/give it away.
8% (2) No, I'll never be caught dead in one.

25 voters have answered this question.

What personality type are you?

16% (4) Extroverted; I work hard and play harder!
8% (2) Extroverted; almost wild. I club all the time!
20% (5) I'm introverted. My lifestyle is 'normal'; nothing over the top.
60% (15) I'm a mix of both in and out. My life is 'normal'. But I'm style conscious.

25 voters have answered this question.

What color would you personally have for the Beetle if the options list was infinite?

20% (5) Fushia pink
24% (6) Deep metallic purple
32% (8) Sky blue
20% (5) Ferrari red
20% (5) A combination of stripes/ graphics / paint-ons/ stick-ons

25 voters have answered this question.

What type of rim design would prefer?

24% (6) Simple 5 or 6 -spokes
16% (4) Complicated 5 or 6-spokes
12% (3) Multi-spokes
20% (5) black/ gun metal finishing
20% (5) Normal-silver finishing
4% (1) White finishing
28% (7) Black chrome finishing
24% (6) Chrome-finishing

25 voters have answered this question.

What other after market mods is /are enticing and flattering to the Beetle?

36% (9) Spoilers
36% (9) Body kits
24% (6) Lowering springs
28% (7) Larger exhaust pipes
32% (8) Engine-mods

25 voters have answered this question.

What gender are you?

36% (9) Male
64% (16) Female

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What sexual orientation are you?

12% (3) Bi-sexual
0% (0) Gay
4% (1) Lesbian
84% (21) Straight as an Arrow
0% (0) Still undecided

25 voters have answered this question.

What are the common perceptions you've heard of the New Beetle?

64% (16) It's cute and stylish; retro-chic
0% (0) It's fugly; weird.
0% (0) It's not pretty but it is unique
52% (13) It's a car for the fairer-sex.

25 voters have answered this question.

What is your opinion if its interior space and the driving position?

8% (2) It's weird and almost hard driving one because the dimensions are strange.
40% (10) The head room is fantastic up front but disappointing in the back
48% (12) The space is generally good all round for a coupe.
16% (4) The rear seats are useless and should just be folded down to increase the space of that tiny boot.

25 voters have answered this question.

The iconic flower vase is still there. What's your take on it?

52% (13) It's so unique!
12% (3) It's strange and I don't see it's purpose being there.
36% (9) It's a great conversation starter and gives the car personality.
16% (4) It's useful ... only as a pen holder. Who cares of a flower there anyway?

25 voters have answered this question.

The dash board has been a point of contention since Day1, what's your take on it?

8% (2) It's so deep; a waste of precious interior space and makes driving difficult as the front is way upfront.
28% (7) The ergonomics are fool-proof. So easy to use
52% (13) The dash materials is typical VW; extremely high quality and solidly put together
8% (2) On the contrary, I think it is brittle and disappointing. Mexico ain't Germany for sure!
16% (4) It's so dark; blackness everywhere. Where's the flair?

25 voters have answered this question.

How do you rate its performance on the road?

44% (11) The acceleration is adequate.
24% (6) The car is heavy and generally feels slow and sedated.
16% (4) The acceleration is blistering!
20% (5) Acceleration could be better but is really comparable to other cars

25 voters have answered this question.

How 's the steering and handling?

72% (18) The steering is well-weighted and the car is confident through the corners
0% (0) The steering wheel is light / life-less and the car rolls a lot .
12% (3) The steering wheel is well-weighted but the car rolls still.
16% (4) The steering wheel is light and feedback is good and the car can take the corners with aplomb.

25 voters have answered this question.

What's your age group?

28% (7) 16-21
28% (7) 22-29
12% (3) 30s
32% (8) 40s and above

25 voters have answered this question.

What's your job scope like?

20% (5) I'm a student
8% (2) Entertainment
44% (11) Professional (Doctor, lawyer, teacher/ engineer/ accountant/ architect etc.)
0% (0) Tourism/ nightlife
8% (2) Blue-collar-ish
20% (5) Others (including own business/ house-wifey)

25 voters have answered this question.

Do you have a family?

32% (8) No; single and alone
40% (10) No, single but dating
4% (1) Yes, married but no kids
8% (2) Yes, married with 1-2 kids
4% (1) Yes, married with 3 or more kids
12% (3) Yes, single but with kid(s) in tow

25 voters have answered this question.

Do you have or given objections on the ownership of the Beetle?

24% (6) Yes, sometimes and depends on the person
64% (16) No, its a great car to own!
4% (1) Yes, I vehemently discourage anyone owning one.
16% (4) Yes, only because there are more practical alternatives out there; it's still a great car for a stylish individual though.

25 voters have answered this question.

If you see one the road , what impression or preconceptions you would have of the driver?

72% (18) He/she is fashionable and style-conscious
12% (3) This is a selfish car; so must be the driver
16% (4) He/she is well-heeled and probably has another car(s) back home.
12% (3) This person doesnt know what he/she has gotten into; unwise to have bought one.

25 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2008-04-28 17:29:39 by AZQyn
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