1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Owners found short love affair

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Owners found short love affair
By Terry Poole on


1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


This car started out as a gem. The
problem experienced are the same as
most bug owners( window switch, window
track, mirror knob, dead battery, trim
coming off, abnormal tire wear, The
worst being it burns oil and
intermittantly runs hot. The dealers
cant seem to correct the the last two

Best Features

The side airbags, it rides well, auto locking doors, nice paint, many standard feature found in more expensive cars.

Worst Features

I dont think that VW ever owned up to all the issues with the new beetles. Most owners like myself found the car to be sub par. The look and the ride are great but the long time quality factors are not present.
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