1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: If Only I Knew Then What I Kno

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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TDi 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now
By foxdown07931 on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback


Without a doubt this is the most problematic car I have ever owned. Out of service for weeks as electrical faults could not be traced down. Repeated visits to dealer to correct same problem. Seems like every four months or so we encounter a problem. Usually electrical in nature. These costs are on top of the routine maintenance costs which are shocking. For example, every 40,000 miles a new timing belt is required at a cost of close to $900, brakes $700,headlight bulb close to $100.

Best Features

interior space, gas mileage

Worst Features

Reliablity of electrical system, decent warranty
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