by funnymermaid on May 23, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback
I've got around 80,000 miles on it.
I bought it approx 5 yrs ago, when it had 50,000 miles, from my elderly Mom.
We've both took great care of it, kept it maintained.
I've had very few problems, just regular normal problems. I've just now had to replace the AC compressor due to small leak, only $400!
I still love, love, love my Bug!
by Brian on Aug 7, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback
I bought my TDI brand new back in 1998. loved the car but boy it did not take long to start sinking shop time and money into it. from headlights to window motors, to dash lights. I have had this car to the shop so many times they told me that all these beetles were doing the same thing. I have done a mass air flow sensor, I sill have the engine light on. timing belt and by the way its like 1100.00 for that at the VW dealership. they have to change all the parts on the front of the motor so they will stand behind there work. 2 cd players 2nd one is still not working. I paid 17,500.00 for this car and prob will have 8,000.00 in repairs soon. great idea for a car but a money pit......
by rickf on Feb 4, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback
I see a lot of complaining about New Beetles in here, but reviews are created by the people who love and the people who hate the car. So you get either side... I have a 1998 Beetle that has 104K miles on it. Yes, it is 11 years old, yes it needs a little this or a little that, but honestly... show me any 11 year old car that starts every time even in sub zero weather, gets great gas mileage, and all in all is a great car. Take care of your vehicles and they will take care of you.
by garner61 on Jan 19, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback
I bought this car Feb.1st of 1999 after waiting almost a year to get one. Great gas mileage - I have 106000 miles on it still get 44 mpg. The A.C. compressor has gone out twice. Left door window broke and have had lots of trouble with lights. But all told I have saved more on fuel than repairs. About 2100.00 so far on total repairs. Have changed belt out at 60k. Hope to run till 200k.
by phylnurs on Jan 8, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback
I have had my vehicle for about 1 1/2
years. It only had 14000 miles on it
at the time so I have spent alot of
time in it. I am considering
upgrading to a newer one of the same
type. I bought for the fel efficiency
and it has been great! People smile
when they see on of these cars pull in
near them. Kids love "punch buggies"
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