1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Runs great...BUT

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Runs great...BUT
By l8dybug on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback


I haven't had any of the electical
problems mentioned in the other
reviews. My complaints are about
mostly cosmetic problems. The interior
door handles are peeling...I'm told
it's from the lotion I use (?), the
antennae is getting corroded, the gas
cover has broken 3 times, I've had to
replace the pegs on the hatchback
twice. Also the doors are causing
nicks in the paint on the front
fender. Irritating little things, but
overall I like the car.

Best Features

Gas mileage, "cute" factor

Worst Features

better warranty, fix those door handles...lotion shouldn't make them peel.
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