Hi. Guess I’ve been lurking long enough. My name is Dick - I’m a Kansas guy – I live just south of Wichita. I've really enjoyed reading the posts, soaking up as much information as I can, and hearing what other folks have to say about their NBs. The folks in this group appear to be really nice too. It’s been a while since I’ve had a VW – 40 years to be exact. When I was a junior in college my dad bought me a 1965 bug (with sunroof) when the “new” 1966s came out. It cost $1999.00. This week I finalized a deal for a 2006 Salsa Red New Beetle, TDI, tiptronic/automatic, with package #2. Unfortunately, the cost of this new bug is considerably more than my first beetle! Its estimated delivery date is January 9th – I’ll be picking it up from Topeka, where my daughter and her family reside. Obviously I’m excited and will post pictures just as soon as it arrives. My guess is that my daughter and son-in-law will probably be the first ones to drive it (they're excited too).