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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel

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Volkswagen New Beetle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 90 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 34/43 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    It's cute. It's quirky. It's retro. It's an image car we can all afford.

  • Cons

    It's a fancy-schmancy Golf, which means it's not the same as the original. Good or bad? You decide.

  • What's New for 1998

    Volkswagen revives a legend using retro styling touches wrapped around Golf underpinnings.

Full 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Review

What's New for 1998

Volkswagen revives a legend using retro styling touches wrapped around Golf underpinnings.

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lepto
lepto
05-01-2001
purchased June 1998 I/ $1500.oo Master Guard Platinum Plus warranty...


jdsolds
jdsolds
11-07-1999
So it comes down to this: did VW fix its maintenance nightmare for the New Beetle during 1998-1999 and is the 2000 set to go? Or will the maintenance horrors of those years continue?...


vwguild
vwguild
04-01-2001
in a different economic environment and with produced units as small as the New Beetle in...



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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 34
  • cty
/
  • 43
  • highway
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