1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: I have gotten my money's worth
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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I have gotten my money's worth!
By Emilee on

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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback

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Bought my bug used on Ebay for $6500 with 75,000 miles on it. It now has $130K miles and is still going strong. I have maintained this vehicle and it only broke down once when some board fried out and cost me $238. The AC Compressor did go out and the dealership quoted $1200 to replace it. Instead I bought a compressor on Ebay for $200 and my mechanic put it in for $200 and its been working fine. It seems like the headlights and brake lights go out a lot and are very expensive to replace. Poor design that allows water intrusion. The trunk latch and gas cap latch stopped working at 100K and the alarm has never worked right. Minor issues overall! I still love it & would buy another.

Best Features

Fold down seat, consistent gas mileage of 26 mpg in the city, overall comfort, sporty design

Worst Features

Interior plastic, redesign lights, fix freaky alarm
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