1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: The Bug I Had To Have

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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90 Total Reviews

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

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The Bug I Had To Have
By Meillasdad on


1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatchback


I kick myself everyday for buying this car. It was so
cute, that I didn't think before purchasing. It has
given me problem after problem. My interior is
peeling too. I have replace countless sensors. I
now have a EC... sensor going bad. My gas cap
release only periodically works. The paint chips
easily, however, it still looks really nice with red
colour wax. I needed a new throtle assembly last
month, $1000 installed. I have put $3000 in three
months. Time for new car, eh?

Best Features

I just picked the car up last night, it had been in the shop for 3 weeks. It drives fantastic. You have to give it to the Deutsch, they design a true drivers car.

Worst Features

Mechanical. I think VW is depending too much on the attractiveness of the car, versus using quality as a selling agent.
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