It seems that it will be very hard for VW to overcome the "chick car"
reputation of the Beetle. Most men I know would not buy a beetle because of
that reputation alone. The reputation set aside, while the new stying cues are
visible it doesn't appear to be distict enough to set it apart as a different
car. It should appeal to women the same as the old "New Beetle".And I would place bets that within weeks of introduction someone will
offer an aftermarket flower vase, to replace the one taken out on this new
model, once again adding to the "chick car" reputation.P.S. If VW wanted to really break the "chick car" mold they should
have ask the news media to have a guy do this review.