Sign in | Register | My account |

1999 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 11,385 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $3,200.


Find the Right Car Model for You

Not sure where to start? Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



2 Dr GL Hatchback
15 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,789
2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Hatchback
Avg. Price: $4,995
2 Dr GLS Hatchback
Avg. Price: $4,447
2 Dr GLS TDi Turbodiesel Hatchback
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,463
2 Dr GLX 1.8T Turbo Hatchback
Avg. Price: $4,933

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 870
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 850
#3 littlehorn
Reputation 450
View All

Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 20 reviews

My Buggy by Crystal
 — What can I say? I love my car! I think that I have surprised MANY drivers on the 401 when I zoom by them pushing 200km/h, great car, lots of power...just wish it wasn't automatic. And of course, my 19... Read More
I Love My Bug. by Aaron
 — I love this car.. 573,000 km (yep!) and still going strong. It's not the fastest, but it'll cruise all day at 160 km/h, and it's still a blast to drive. Even after all the mileage, I doubt the car ha... Read More
Off The Charts by James
 — Very fast for a 4 cylinder, excellent braking ability, handles like a porsche! no repairs except for ac module. Styling is great very aerodynamic interior is light gets dirty quick . gets like 40mpg.A... Read More

1999 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Overall User Score

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars45

Based on 20 reviews

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen revved up the power of the 1999 Beetle by introducing a 1.8-liter, 150-hp turbocharged engine, which joined the two other engine options -- a 2.0-liter, 115-hp gas engine or a 1.9-liter, 90-hp  turbodiesel. The new turbocharged Beetle, called the 1.8T Turbo, was distinguished by a neat little spoiler that automatically emerged on the car's rear as speed was increased. Anti-lock brakes were also added as standard equipment.

Other standard features included power steering, power brakes, power windows and door locks, power heated mirrors, front and side airbags, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, and an anti-theft alarm system. A five-speed manual transmission was standard while a four-speed automatic was available as an option. In addition, features such as leather seats and a sunroof were available as options on most versions of the '99 Beetle, and as standard equipment on higher-end trims such as the GLX 1.8T Turbo.

Overall, drivers were very happy with the New Beetle, finding positive points in its handling, uniqueness, gas economy, and even its roominess (for a small car). Most were happy with the engine and transmission, though some drivers noted they had problems with the powerplant, and a few had to replace the engine. Others noted that a number of minor parts had to be replaced, and some were frustrated with the layout of some of the interior appointments. It's clear that while the car turns heads, it's not intended for everyone.


What's your take on the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle?

People researching a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle contacted a dealer about

1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback picture, exterior
Volkswagen Beetle
58% of the time
Honda Accord
7% of the time
Honda Civic
7% of the time
Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?
CarGurus has 11,385 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $3,200.

Volkswagen Beetle Questions


I Own A 99 Model Volkswagen Beetle. I Park My Car At An Incline Where I Liv...

The first time it died we thought it was out of gas, but it said I had a quarter tank, and the other times it just died and the battery light came on as soon as I pulled up.

9 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

1999 Vw Beetle 2.0 Ltr Stalling / Not Getting Gas Quick Enough

Hi guys, I have a 1999 VW Bettle, 2.0 ltr, the past week or so has started to stall. I press the gas, the car doesn't move, but eventually the gas catches up and it goes - even at 60MPH, i let off, it...

1,328 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

1999 Vw Beetle How Do U Change Fuel Pump

is the fuel pump accesible under the rear seat how hard is it 2 change

24 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Why Wont My 1999 2.0 Vw Start?

The road was bad and the beetle stopped. I checked the coil, battery, and starter. It won't crank and it backfired.

90 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

'99 Beetle Gls Cannot Start Without Jumping And Dies On A Hill, Help?

Hi, I just bought a used 1999 Beetle. The second day after I bought the car I went to start it and it would not even make any sort of response. I jumpstarted the car and drove for an hour. I went to...

49 views with 6 answers (last answer 4 months ago)