2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Don't buy a '99 Beetle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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

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Don't buy a '99 Beetle
By kymm costa on


2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Stay away from the 1999 Beetle. In a
span of 4 months this 3 year old car
has been in the shop 9 times. The
dealer told me that I am "not an
exception to the rule" when it comes to
this year and model. The following are
the problems consistant with other
model problems: window mechanisms,
front seat handles, break light switch
to get out of park, engine light over-
sensitivity, trunk not sealing
appropriately, radio/cassette
replacement. I have also had issues
with door handles (actually getting out
of the car)and door lock mechanisms.
Additionally I have had to replace the
entire engine.
I do not recommend this car at all.
Although fun to drive, not worth the

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