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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
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.
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...
1999 Vw Beetle How Do U Change Fuel Pump
is the fuel pump accesible under the rear seat how hard is it 2 change
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.
'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...