1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Love the body, HATE its guts!

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Love the body, HATE its guts!
By kmad on


1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


It is constantly running out of oil.
Just had to put in 2 quarts yesterday.
The door locks work only when they
want to and the AC doesn't seem to be
a cold as it should.
Trying to work with the service
departments can make a person go bald.
(from pulling your hair out).
They actually told me that my car was
using up oil because oil in the US is
different from oil in Germany so I
need to check it often and add oil as
needed. They estimated 1 quart every
800 miles. If this were true I'm sure
VW would be importing SPECIAL German
oil for VW owners, put an outragous
price on it per quart and make a huge
profit on it.

My car only has 40k miles on it!!!

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Fire the engineers who put this car together, RIP out the guts, START OVER, and don't sell it till you've gotten it right! Better yet...sell the company to the Japanese!!!
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