1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fantastic Commuter Car!
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Fantastic Commuter Car!
By dieselbreath on

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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback

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I ordered this car Jan.1998 after sitting in one at the Vancouver International Auto Show (I'm 6'5"). But its so much better than just an economy car with headroom. Beetles handle well. The torque launches the car off traffic lights faster than most "performance" cars! Maneuvering in tight locations is a breeze, and there are parking spots it will fit into everywhere. LOW POINTS: - its low to the ground ... if you encounter lots of snow its not the car for you. - the suspension doesn't have the travel to soak up bumps like a typical German car. - the back seat is NOT for adults. (but kids love it) Other than that its reliable and economical.

Best Features

1. 53 MPG at >80 MPH (Cdn gals) 2. Solid, stable handling to over 100 MPH 3. 53 MPG at >80 MPH 4. Go-kart quick handling 5. Incredibly good brakes! 6. 53 MPG at >80 MPH 7. So much interior space 8. Park in tiny spots 9. 53 MPG at >80 MPH 10. Police pull over the BMW you just passed!

Worst Features

hmmmmmm.............. Build in a radar-detector. A larger fuel tank would be great ... I'd rather fuel up monthly!
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