When Volkswagen revived its most iconic model as the New Beetle for the 1998 model year, driving one around town was like taking a spin with Oprah Winfrey waving from the passenger’s seat. It turned heads and attracted attention like few other brand-new cars on the road back then. A second-generation version debuted for 2012 with cleaner styling, assorted improvements, and its name shortened to Beetle. Though Beetle sales are up a bit over the first seven months of the year, they still only total less than 10,000 units. That makes it the automaker’s lowest volume vehicle in the U.S. and by a wide margin. So it’s no surprise that VW is pulling the plug on the Bug at the end of the current model year. It’s commemorating the car’s final act with specially equipped Final Edition versions in SE and SEL trims. We recently got to drive the top model over the course of a week’s test – a convertible, no less – and still find it to be a singular choice among a fleet of sameness. With its classically curved roofline, round headlamps and bulbous fenders, the Volkswagen Beetle is impossible to mistake for any other vehicle. Ours was painted in a classy platinum gray metallic hue and came wit...