1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: You Pay for the performance of

1999 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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You Pay for the performance of a VW
By jay on


1999 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback


Bought it used with 40K miles. Have used it for commuting and drive it hard over two mountains every day. The speed, handling and torque is outstanding. Use V or Z rated tires for better handling. Great in snow! I average 36mpg with an automatic driving hard. Body still looks new. Needs extended sun visors!!! Now the negatives....from 92K to 135K was about $4K in maintainence-- exhaust;cat. converter; axle boots; plus the ENIGINE LIGHT at least 2 time per year at a cost of 3-400 each time! Now faced at 145K whether to keep to dump as I can still pass everyone on the road and go uphills at incredible speed and confidence. Plus--an incredible stereo and safety features for a 10 yr car

Best Features

The get up and Go!

Worst Features

Sun visors and cup holders! Many broken knobs, etc.
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