1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: overall a good car

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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overall a good car
By bigd on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback


i bought the car used with 58k for 10k.
My mechanic at 60k changed the belt for
600 bucks.The maintenance cost are high
at the dealer.The Dealer replaced the
headlight assembly 425.54.The fuel door
was sticking so back to the dealer.
Total parts with labor 204.30.I also
had to change the battery about 75k.The
bulb or light for the a/c panel doesnt
work either at night.Also a new set of
pads front and back 80 bucks and 4 new
tires from discount. Basically this is
a very good car.I have put 42k 1yr
the car with no problems.It does
handle very well.I have heard stories
of people going over 100mph but mine
just wont quite get there.

Best Features

The gas mileage, ability to maneuver and park in small places, headroom is great and love the blue and red gagues

Worst Features

make easier to work on. no more cheap plactic rubber coated interior pieces that the surface/finish peels off
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