1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: It's sooooooooo cute

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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It's sooooooooo cute
By beeralert on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback


Bought this car almost 3 years ago and
I want to hug it every day. This is
TDI GLS version with an automatic
transmission. Suprisingly good
acceleration off the line (even with
the automatic). I test drove a 5
speed and as expected the performance
was more lively than the
automatic.....but the automatic is
good. Aside from regular oil changes
(synthetic only) and a new set of
front brakes, there have been
absolutely no mechanical problems. (I
think the TDI engine is bulletproof).
I would highly recommend this car. I
am getting about 530 miles out of a
tank of gas (with a heavy foot).

Best Features

Fuel economy, fit and finish exceptional, headroom, cute-as-a- button!!!!!!!!

Worst Features

Volkswagen would do well to offer the 130 bhp TDI engine offered in Europe or at the very least the 100 bhp TDI!!!!!
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