1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Distinctive but problematic

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Distinctive but problematic
By Cara - Florida on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback


Yes, like the others, I have loved
driving my Bug and the comments I get
from others. I have experienced
similiar electrical problems with the
car as well as some others so be on the
lookout! So far, at 36,000, I have had
to fix the following - both power
window switches, both O2 sensors
replaced, replace 1 headlight, have 1
foglight that needs to be replaced, a
seal crack that caused all the power
steering fluid to drain out. Still
waiting to hear from VW to see if they
will cover any of repairs for O2
sensors as all other model years except
1998 were covered for this under a
recall. Not sure if I will get another
one or not.

Best Features

Distinctive styling, powerful for such a small car and engine

Worst Features

Better and longer warranty, correct electrical problems
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