Last week when wasting time before starting work at a client, photographed a Beetle Bug and then came acroos this on the opposite site of the road
Whilst on my way to catch my bus, there it was, parked amongst all the white cars.
The third generation Beetle is a good looking car with all the bells and whistles and if it is anything like the Golfs and Polos that I have driven, it must be an exciting car to drive, but I would still take the original Beetle instead.
When driving the original, there is nothing to distract you, you have a speedometer, fuel and temperature gauge and nothing else. There is a rudimentary heater but cool air ventilation is non existent. The seat are not the most comfortable.
I have owned two Beetles and have driven several others. I have driven them hard and not managed to break them. I have driven a Beetle along the Roof of Africa, I have bounced one in and out of a ditch and even wowed a bureaucrat in one – thanks but I will take the original, of course if you want to give me the New Beetle, I will not say no!