1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Own for 5 years

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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Own for 5 years
By garner61 on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle TDi 2dr Hatchback


I bought this car Feb.1st of 1999 after waiting almost a year to get one. Great gas mileage - I have 106000 miles on it still get 44 mpg. The A.C. compressor has gone out twice. Left door window broke and have had lots of trouble with lights. But all told I have saved more on fuel than repairs. About 2100.00 so far on total repairs. Have changed belt out at 60k. Hope to run till 200k.

Best Features

Great fuel mileage

Worst Features

Fix the A.C. fuel door still don't work. Lights give me a lot of trouble still. but would not trade it yet.
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