1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Distinctive but problematic
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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Distinctive but problematic
By Cara - Florida on

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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback

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Yes, like the others, I have loved driving my Bug and the comments I get from others. I have experienced similiar electrical problems with the car as well as some others so be on the lookout! So far, at 36,000, I have had to fix the following - both power window switches, both O2 sensors replaced, replace 1 headlight, have 1 foglight that needs to be replaced, a seal crack that caused all the power steering fluid to drain out. Still waiting to hear from VW to see if they will cover any of repairs for O2 sensors as all other model years except 1998 were covered for this under a recall. Not sure if I will get another one or not.

Favorite Features

Distinctive styling, powerful for such a small car and engine

Suggested Improvements

Better and longer warranty, correct electrical problems
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