Evocative styling and Golf IV underpinnings. Better handling from 2002 model year onwards. V5 is a hoot to drive.
Cramped rear seats and limited luggage room. Difficult to park. You pay a premium for its looks. Dull drive before 2002 model year.
Latest Update VW Beetle 1998-2011: Warranty on DSG extended to 5 years or 150,000 kilometres in Russia, China and Australia.