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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Lotsa small problems
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By joeynemo
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Vehicle

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback


Review

Fun car, a lot of Micky Mouse little things that fall apart; Cables, hoses, plastic bits. Everything is held together with plastic, while replacing normal wear and tear items the plastic just breaks during disassembly or reassemmbly. This car is not built to last very long. After 100k miles nothing major has needed to be done but it seems that is just around the corner. Has always burnt oil and has some hesitation while accelerating.


Favorite Features

The handling and smooth drive.


Suggested Improvements

Quality parts and workmanship.


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Back to the future
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By LionJR
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

Highly reliable, efficient, fun to drive transportation. It is very adaptable to carrying people, pets, and lots of tailgating stuff. Gets more looks than my neighbor's BMW. Great gas mileage. A good car to run around town or travel distances. Finding good tires has been the only challenge.


Favorite Features

4 speed, low to the ground, corners well, great gas mileage, good sound system, body is easy to care for, great safety cage.


Suggested Improvements

Better, larger, sun visors to cover more of the large windshield.


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Great Car
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By psfriend
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback


Review

This car has been the best that I have owned....very clever design features, loads of headroom (I am 6'4" tall) and good handling...excellent reliability. I would recommend this make/model for folks who want a fun and relatively inexpensive mode of transportation.


Favorite Features

Head room, Styling.


Suggested Improvements

Fabric on seats seems to stain a bit too easily.....I would opt for leather seats.


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Good stuff
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By Robert94114
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Vehicle

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have not had any problems with this car. The only pet peves I have is the cup holders and the reverse takes so long to shift the gear on the automatic.


Suggested Improvements

Raise the nose guard up a bit


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Don't get one
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Fun To Drive
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By RollTide
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Vehicle

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

My VW is fun to drive howeever I am not sure I can afford to drive it... Although I did purchase an extended warranty I am out over $1000.00 in one year. Knobs fall off, lights go bad, 27 miles to the gallon, Radio Sux, Poor workmanship


Favorite Features

Sporty, a head turner, when it runs very good performance.


Suggested Improvements

I understand that on newer models VW has improved workmanship and reliabilty.


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