1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: My poor Beetle
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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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TDi 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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My poor Beetle
By Brian on

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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback

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I bought my TDI brand new back in 1998. loved the car but boy it did not take long to start sinking shop time and money into it. from headlights to window motors, to dash lights. I have had this car to the shop so many times they told me that all these beetles were doing the same thing. I have done a mass air flow sensor, I sill have the engine light on. timing belt and by the way its like 1100.00 for that at the VW dealership. they have to change all the parts on the front of the motor so they will stand behind there work. 2 cd players 2nd one is still not working. I paid 17,500.00 for this car and prob will have 8,000.00 in repairs soon. great idea for a car but a money pit......

Favorite Features

Handling, fuel economy.

Suggested Improvements

Ditch the car and start over.
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