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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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Volkswagen New Beetle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/27 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.

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Customer Reviews

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Don't do it!

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Vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback

I bought a 1998 Beetle, 5 speed manual transmission from my neighbor. They saw me coming! The car now has 112,000 miles on it and the control module, catalytic converter and ignition module all went out. It is going to cost me more to fix it than its worth. Don't bother with VW. The glove box and trunk release are broken. The clear coat has peeled off. Regretting spending $3K on this car. My Honda has 200,000 miles on it and runs like a top!!



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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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