Silver, it sounds like you are already set on a new beetle, but I had to chime in anyway :mrgreen:
I’ve had mine for almost five years now and unless something drastic happens, I’ll never drive anything else. I love that car second only to my dog :teehee:
[B]Silly reasons I love my VW bug, Annie[/B] (yes, I named her!):
She’s freaking adorable
You just feel cute driving one
She smiles at me every day (as dana mentioned!)
Other drivers are nicer to you (seriously, people always smile and let me in when I’m waiting in line in traffic etc)
They are soooo fun to drive!
Great gas mileage
Hugs the curves like you wouldn’t believe
Turns on a dime
TONS more room than you think (my 120 dobie fits fine!)
You can always find yourself in a crowded parking lot :mrgreen:
Fantastic resale value
Regarding resale: my cousin has had 5 NB in 7 years. Every few months, her dealership (mine does the same) sends her a letter or calls her offering her some lightning low deal to trade in her bug for a new model. I know when I was looking it made more sense for me to buy new because the pre-owned models were going for a fraction less than brand new models. Crazy.
I had an unfortunate experience with my dealer, so I won’t go back there again, but am lucky enough to have 2 other huge VW dealerships in my area. Plus, I’ve found a fantastic mechanic who works on VW’s for a lot less than most dealership shops.
Good luck and have fun! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Here she was the first week I got her!