I have read a lot of posts here about new beetles not turning over when the key is turned to the start position. I had this exact same thing happen where the battery is fully charged, when the key is turned to the run position everything comes on normally, and when the key is turned to the start position, nothing happens. It started out intermittently, and then finally nothing would happen. I checked the voltage at the solenoid and had nothing. It turned out to be the ignition switch. Just wanted to enlighten everyone on what solved the problem for me.