The Volkswagen Beetle does just about meet VW’s claims of sportiness. But the German company’s own Scirocco is unquestionably the better coupe. Nonetheless, the 2012 VW Beetle is a substantial step forwards compared with the previous iteration from 1998 onwards. If you are attracted to it, buy it.
After all, it’s a fashionable car you will select with your heart rather than your head.