1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: About what I expected for $17K

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

90 Total Reviews

Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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About what I expected for $17K
By vfr2fast on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback


Recently I've been driving a Focus. I
like the Beetle so much better: the
way it handles, the conveniences, its
smooth acceleration and its look. I
have had little annoyances with the
Beetle: power windows failing, heating
vent shut-off valve broken, power gas
cap didn't release once, headlights
burned out quickly, keyless entry not
working (battery dead?), cassette
player died. Other than that crap, I
love the car.

Best Features

Personality Headroom Convenience package Cargo space Gets out of its way Great suspension and handling Variable-speed intermittent wipers Heated mirrors Vase

Worst Features

Appears that these items were poorly designed: Power windows Power gas cap compartment release Cassette player Have to use the A/C to defog the w/s Can't quite get comfortable in the seats
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