We drove by a car lot last weekend and saw a 2008 convertible New Beetle that my wife loved the looks of so did a bunch of research and decided to check it out. It's sitting in our driveway. We've had various air cooled bugs for years and currently have a sweet little 73 Super Beetle that I bought for my wife several years back so this is a giant "beetle leap" for us. What a sweet car! Gonna have to take a picture of the two beetles together. We were tickled when we looked in the glove compartment and saw an owners manual. And then after we closed the deal it turned out to be a book showing where all the dealers are at. Darned replacement manuals are over $79 plus shipping. My life story... Thanks to this site I've figured out how to latch the top open (it's a manual top) but have struck out on finding anything showing where to find the model code and option codes on the car. Still digging though. Thanks to all who have posted all of the great info!