1999 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"stickshift" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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caseytwss writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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4

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this car is super fun to drive, the brakes are smooth and easy, comfortable, and it looks great! I really enjoy having a big dashboard so i can put my legs up on long road trips and relax, and the gas mileage is decent. averages about 22 mpg in the small town i live in which isn't bad compared to my last car.

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i've owned 2 1999 vw beetles in 2 years and they have both had defective airbags. i got into an accident with the first bug and the airbags went off, but didn't inflate (useless). the bug i own now has had the airbag light on since i bought it. The ABS light is ALWAYS on, even though i got new brakes. cup holders could be a deal breaker for some, they are extremely short and won't fit most drinks, so i usually use the one  in the back seat. they also constantly fall out/get stuck to the drink when you take it out. the radio on both of my bugs SUCKED. just leaving it at that. oh, and the blind spots are a pain...but you get used to it.

caseytwss
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Despite The Cons, This Is A Good Car — I would reccommend this as a first car, or if you're commuting it's great too. It comes with some small problems, but nothing too big..it's a very nice looking car with a spiffy interior that looks very futuristic for its age. despite the cons, i love my vw beetle and I will always be a customer of volkswagen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vwgooroo writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback Review
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I like vw beetles have driven then most of my life. lost of stories!!!

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until you learn about them(working on) it can be frustrating

vwgooroo
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Very Impressed — I have to say there are blind spots, like the A piller area. The window track cables often break. The most often thing is the air bag system,wire breaks under seat to the seatbelt buckle,fault light then on. This problem with the air bag system I feel should be recalled by manufacture as it has happened on five beetles that I have owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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greburn writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Love the power and size

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You need to add oil frequently

greburn
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Little Blue Bug — Bought for my daughter in hopes she would learn to drive a 5 spd. She learned but prefers an automatic. Runs great and is fun. Perfect for a new driver or someone who parks in the city frequently or to drive to and from work.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tyler writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Hatchback Review
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its blue...and its a bug

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small

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Bug Review — * Performance - It moves * Build Quality - Clutch is a little tricky. going out in first gear * Appearance - beautiful can say much else! * Cost of Ownership - got the thing for free.. great gas milage * Fun Factor -fun fun fun can say much else

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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James writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback Review
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fun looking and driving

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none

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Off The Charts — 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.Also this car is super fun to drive with manual transmission it flies!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS TDi Turbodiesel Hatchback Review
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Everything

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It does have leather...

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I Love My Bug. — 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 has had $1000 in repairs. Still gets 64 mpg, and drives like the day it was new. Plus, you can't beat the personality of a bug.

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Kaleena writes:
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cuteness, comfort, so-so gas mileage

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maintenance costs!!

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Squeaker — My car is very cute and perfect for a hippie like me. :) The acceleration and handling are surprisingly great and she does wonderful in the snow/slick road conditions. It is super fun to drive IMO, but males probably shouldn't drive it. ;P

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Timothy writes:
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green colour, good gas milage

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my sister says its a girl car

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Beetles Are Awesome — i like the fact its a beetle. but its not an old beetle like from the 60's era so it doesn't look as cool. i like the fact it has a sunroof. i hate the fact that unlike old beetles the engines in the front. its fun to drive/ride in, it has had a flat tire once.

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Ashley writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Good Fun Factor

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Not a racer...

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V Dub! — Small engine, but it's fun to drive. It's a manual transmission, so that's always good. I haven't had any problems with the tranny. The stock brakes suck, but that can easily be fixed. Mine is red with some mirrored side trim and a spoiler. Overall, I think it's a good car, good maker, and it's fun factor is definatley up there, not to mention, it's good on gas!

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Amy writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Its cute and blue and roomie inside

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Repairs are high dollar

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Vw Beetle Review — I bought this car after owning a 92 Honda Civic Hatchback. I was so stoked when I was approved for the loan and test drove it. When I got it home, I had a few issues within the first week. After I spoke with a few other Bug owners, I realize that these cars are not all that. I will have it paid off in a few months,,,, I think I will go back to a Honda :)

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