Saw a white one with black stripes mirror caps and black gloss wheels looked fantastic I'd have one but if I was spending that much I'd lean more to the sirocco. I think it's alot more unisex the previous one was deffo a ladies car!
I like the new shape very much. Although most modern cars now look too wide for their length i.e. Focus, the Beetle seems to have benefitted - maybe because it started off as narrow in the first place. I'm convinced there must be a formula for how wide a car should be for it's length for it to look "right". The Focus Mk.1 had it right and for large cars, the Vauxhall Carlton had it right. I'd also say the current Fiesta has it right - although i suspect its size is almost the same as the MK.1 Focus.
I think a major difference is the colours the versions are available in. Yesterday I saw loads of 'old' Beetles, all of which were pastel colours, and all driven by women. On the other hand the only new Beetles that I have seen have been silver, a much more masculine colour.