1999 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Always Broke Down
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback

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Always Broke Down
By HOLLY on

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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback

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I bought my car new in '99 & was so happy for about 2 yrs. The wipers never really cleared the windshield sufficiently & the radio never picked up ANY stations. Cup holders were a joke & the emergency brake would stick when it was cold out (makes it hard to warm up a standard when you can't set the brake) Heater took too long to warm up & if the ac fan was on high forget accelerating. The brake and headlights were a constant hassle as was the O2 sensor (replaced it 3Xs & only the 2nd was covered by a recall) I had 3 breakdowns while traveling, costing thousands. Melted fuse box, blown motor, peeling interior & exterior. I cared for this car properly but always wanted to push it off a cliff!!

Favorite Features

Handling. I loved that the seats hopped up and forward to access the back seat.

Suggested Improvements

I would hope that since '99 improvements have been made. Side mirrors are right in a persons line of sight, very dangerous!
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