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.
Head room, Styling.
Fabric on seats seems to stain a bit
too easily.....I would opt for leather
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,
Sporty, a head turner, when it runs
very good performance.
I understand that on newer models VW
has improved workmanship and
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback
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.
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.
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