Re: Are you saying the mini revamp was a success?
"Indeed, anybody who thinks that "the redesigned VM Beetle had shown that the market liked a small city car with some character." clearly has no clue what size a 'small city car' is."
They also have no idea what a car with some character is.
Essentially, the 'New Beetle' is just an expensive VW Golf1) 2). (The Audi TT is essentially a very expensive VW Golf.)
1) Leftpondians might know it as a 'Rabbit' or 'Caribe'.
2) However, the VW Golf always did very well in the "World's Most Boring Car" awards, and continues to do so.