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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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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lovebuug writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Hatchback Review
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3

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Cute car, fun to drive, great community of owners!

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Not so good on gas (maybe its the way I drive?), multiple trips to mechanic, poor shifting.

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Cute To Drive/own But Maybe Not Too Reliable. — I always wanted a beetle, and I was so happy when I got one for my 18th b-day! I love the style but with all the mechanic trips I'm wondering if it's worth it to keep it, or sell. Not to reliable if you ask me. Update 11/2/2013: I was having trouble for about a year with the car dying unexpectedly, finally someone said replace the ignition switch, and BAM the car works fine now. I will say however, the car is still very bad on gas, not too good for a smaller car... Overall, maybe 4/5 stars since the car has been fixed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wilson writes:
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3

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Nice looking, comforable

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No power, bad build quality

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Pretty Car! — This car looks nice on the outside, inside is comfortable only the front seats. No power at all, braking and handling also average. Build quality is bad, my friend own this car one year, things started coming off, engine also sounds terrible. Overall, a very average car in terms of performance. But the appearance of this car is really nice, suitable for girls that just like to have a good looking car.

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Hector writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback Review
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gas

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needs new paint job

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Beetle — Its a good looking bug. It does not consume a lot of. Dependable and the best part is that it is a stick shift. I got a great deal on this car. With new plates and insurance it came to a total of about 2 grand. This good if you want a car that is economic.

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Nicholas writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Fun little looks good .

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repairs lots of it was a lemon

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Costly Very Costly — Sold it it had alot of repairs that cost a whole lot of money could not afford to run it ,it is very expencive to fix. i loved the car but it needs to be better built . Appearance was good Gas milage great ,fun to drive .

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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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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Brittany writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Hatchback Review
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Dang...there are so many!

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Parts are expensive....the mileage was getting high and not god enough handling!

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My Baby! — I loved this car. It had great power...ran well! Rode great...very comfy and freking cute as hell. Just needed a newer more reliable car for the future! I will miss her!

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jred1 writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Daily Driver That Needs Some Minor Interior And Small Fixes — Bought car recently and have spent a lot of time trying to get it in good shape. The car drives fine but seems to be geared a little on the low side. It is a 5 speed and the gear ratios just dont seem right a little to narrow at the low end and not tall enough in 5th

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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