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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 21 reviews
1999 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 21 reviews
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.
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Volkswagen Beetle Questions
1999 Vw Beetle - Difficulty Opening The Passenger Door.
My passenger door opens - about 12-18" - but it is very difficult. The door handle and lock appear to be working correctly. Any suggestions?
My 1999 Vw Beetle Will Not Start When Turned Off After Running For 10 Minut...
My 1999 VW beetle will not start when turned off after running for 10 minutes or more, what is the problem? Yesterday while I was coming home for work it quit and had to be towed home, this mourning ...
Ignition Kept Turning
When You Are At A Stop And Take Off The Car Jerks What Would This Be Its A...
I have a 99 beetle and leaks alot of oil. Ive replaced the lower oil seal but not the top one. yesterday I warmed it up in the morning and noticed that all my oil leaked . please help before I take i...