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By psfriend
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback


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This car has been the best that I have
owned....very clever design features,
loads of headroom (I am 6'4" tall) and
good handling...excellent reliability.
I would recommend this make/model for
folks who want a fun and relatively
inexpensive mode of transportation.


Best Features

Head room, Styling.


Worst Features

Fabric on seats seems to stain a bit too easily.....I would opt for leather seats.


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Good stuff
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By Robert94114
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have not had any problems with this
car. The only pet peves I have is the
cup holders and the reverse takes so
long to shift the gear on the
automatic.


Worst Features

Raise the nose guard up a bit


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Don't get one
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By RollTide
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


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My VW is fun to drive howeever I am
not sure I can afford to drive it...
Although I did purchase an extended
warranty I am out over $1000.00 in one
year. Knobs fall off, lights go bad,
27 miles to the gallon, Radio Sux,
Poor workmanship


Best Features

Sporty, a head turner, when it runs very good performance.


Worst Features

I understand that on newer models VW has improved workmanship and reliabilty.


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Heartbreaker
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By RachieSLC
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

I was so excited when I bought my
Beetle. I had wanted one since they
came out in 1998. I had about a good 2
months until I realized the air
conditioning didn't work, which was
just the beginning of my repair woes.
I have had my car in THREE times to
have the air conditioner fixed along
with the windows and window switches,
the gas and trunk hatches, the
temperature guage, and other problems.
In the two years I owned this car, I
took it to have it fixed TEN TIMES. My
clutch went out and it cost $1400 to
have it fixed. The week after that, my
check engine light came on. I sold
that lemon and bought a Civic Si.


Best Features

It's a fun car with lots of personality. I LOVED the turbo charged engine. That car can outrun just about any sports car on the road. I loved the seat warmers, the roomy, comfortable interior and, the blue/purple interior lights. All the standard power features are nice, too.


Worst Features

Change the cheap-looking plastic on the inside. The mechanical stuff is so hard to get at that it's hard to find a non-VW service mechanic. Make something that doesn't break all the time.


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love bugs
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By mssktty18
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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback


Review

Its wonderful fun to drive,You don't
have to worry every week about filling
your gas tank.its great!They drive
quite and run wonderfully.


Best Features

The vase,and the awesome dash lights


Worst Features

sun roof on all models


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