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1999 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Opinions


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Source: Edmunds

...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...

most reliable car i own.

..."a great car buy one you wont be disopointed. it has lasted longer than the bmw honda and toyota i bought after it."...

Source: Edmunds

...Love my car! I can fit 3 adults (me included) and a car seat quite comfortably. It hugs turns and is quick as a bunny. German cars are really made better!!...

love bugs
Source: Edmunds

...Its wonderful fun to drive,You don't have to worry every week about filling your gas tank.its great!They drive quite and run wonderfully...

Great Car, even better on GAS

..."One review stated that the car gets 300 miles on a tank of gas, well thisis a TDI I believe and I have a newer model (2002) Turbo Diesel (TDI) and get almost 600 miles to a tank.
Mine has 175,000 miles on it and looks fantastic, runs great but I do take care of it and it has cost $ at the shop.
Note that I put 750 miles on it a week. The only think I do not like is the cupholders, they were not well thought out.
Handles great in snow and I drive it instead of my Jeep if not lots of white stuff."...


..."i rated 5 stars on comfort because it is a very comfortable car surprisingly roomy and a very smooth ride...

A true gem
Source: Edmunds

...After the purchase of our 99 beetle we have only been back to the dealership for oil changes, nothing else.
We purchased the car through the CPO program and never looked back. This car is the best car we have ever owned, hands down!...

Lotsa small problems
Source: Edmunds

...Fun car, a lot of Micky Mouse little things that fall apart; Cables, hoses, plastic bits.
Everything is held together with plastic, while replacing normal wear and tear items the plastic just breaks during disassembly or reassemmbly.
This car is not built to last very long. After 100k miles nothing major has needed to be done but it seems that is just around the corner.
Has always burnt oil and has some hesitation while accelerating...

Source: Edmunds

...Spend way to much time in the shop. Some problems kept coming back over and over again. The color of yellow was a good color for this car...

Save Yourself
Source: Edmunds

...The reliablity of this model is far below expectations, requiring over $5,000 of repairs in the past 4 years especially exhaust windows and amenities and gear shift/gear train.
Stay away from this lemon!...

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