1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: You Pay for the performance of
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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By jay on

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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback

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Bought it used with 40K miles. Have used it for commuting and drive it hard over two mountains every day. The speed, handling and torque is outstanding. Use V or Z rated tires for better handling. Great in snow! I average 36mpg with an automatic driving hard. Body still looks new. Needs extended sun visors!!! Now the negatives....from 92K to 135K was about $4K in maintainence-- exhaust;cat. converter; axle boots; plus the ENIGINE LIGHT at least 2 time per year at a cost of 3-400 each time! Now faced at 145K whether to keep to dump as I can still pass everyone on the road and go uphills at incredible speed and confidence. Plus--an incredible stereo and safety features for a 10 yr car

Favorite Features

The get up and Go!

Suggested Improvements

Sun visors and cup holders! Many broken knobs, etc.
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