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It's definitely a Barbie car. The design is pretty impractical - a consequence of keeping the overall shape the same as the classic Beetle while moving the engine to the front.
I suppose it's not a bad car for city dwellers, as the wheels are almost at the corners of the car, making it easy to get in and out of tight parking spots, but visibility sucks, access to the back seat sucks, the backseat itself sucks (no headroom), and there's very little cargo room.
The VW Gulf/Rabbit is far more practical, and the Jetta even more so. Of course, German cars are very expensive to maintain in the US, which is why I recommend Hondas and Toyotas...1