I think that this is one of the most fun VW out there. Not to drive, for that we have GTi’s and R-models and so on. but just how it looks. Compare this to a Polo or Passat. All good cars, but without heart. But this just is a very fun car to look at. Don’t let the snow fool you, it is about 6 C, so the roof stays down. The beetle is something weird. The New Beetle never really was a hit, apart from the USA. So this is the new generation, it is just called Beetle now. And we said during our first drive with the coupe, is it rather fun. Nevertheless, sales aren’t that great. Not really the economic times for fun cars. Maybe this Beetle convertible will help. It is the cheapest convertible VW has to offer. So how is it compared to the Golf Convertible: well this car is more fun. The Golf is better for everyday use and more practical, but less fun to drive. As I said, it is a nicelooking car, same goes for the inside. You can get a lot of different option to make it look nice. Colour, leather, things like these small clocks. So how about the drive? Cars don’t get any better when you cut of the roof. The platform is from the Golf VI, not the new MQB-stuff. but the car drives good nontheless. The Golf convertible is more blunt and heavy. But here, the steering is nice and direct, and the car reacts nicely.Not much understeer. And those 100 kg extra don’t ruin to much. When you brake downhill, the car doesn’t push forward. Cars like an RS5 convertible do that a lot. This Beetle can handle its weight. five engines to choose from, the most powerfull ahs 200 PS, the known 2.0 TSI. This one has a 1.4 TSi with 160 PS. The one with both turbo and supercharger. More than enough for this car. Forget the 200 PS. Because VW can combine those great drivetrains with fun looks like this, you get a great combination. It is more fun to drive than most other VW-products, and because of that it delivers what you expect because of the looks. Of course that comes with a price. the cheapest in Holland is 26k, but for a good looking one like this, prices will go up fast. + fun to drive, great drivetrains – nice options come with a price, not much luggage space. .