The little neighbor boy, Noah age 8, jumped up and down excitedly pointing as we returned from town in the Gecko Green New Beetle. We waved, of course, though we weren’t used to getting such attention with what we thought of as a relatively ordinary car. Little Noah was hollering something about “Herbie.”
Our test car this week, the 2008 New Beetle S with five-speed manual transmission, has a suggested retail price of $17,365. Only one cost notation shows up on the Monrony sticker – a $375 “delete” for the Satellite radio which brings it just under 17-grand. The $640 destination charge brings it to $17,630.
For that price the New Beetle is well equipped. AC, power heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, adjustable steering wheel, power locks, power windows with pinch protection, height-adjustable manual front seats, remote releases for hatch and gas filler door, 16-inch alloy wheels, in-dash single CD player with MP3 auxiliary input jack and of course the traditional bud vase all come standard.
Source: The Auto Channel