1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - A typical experience
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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback

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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback

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I love this car, it's so fun. Use it as a 3rd car -about to sell it since it's hard to get a car seat into the back. Window switch problem, peeling door handles (no lotion here!), badly designed cup holders, had MANY headlights and harnesses, plus electrical problem I had to go to war over...defective killed the battery within 48 hours. They told me I should "drive it more!" (how, since it was always dead?) After calling VW and causing a scene at the dealer they finally diagnosed the problem. It is cute, fun, very good pickup. I still love it after all that. Good design, German-style steering. And it fits my 6'4" spouse.

Favorite Features

Blue dash lights, tight handling, GREAT head clearance.

Suggested Improvements

headlights, windows, door handle, electrical, vestigial cup holders
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