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
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"stickshift" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 21 1999 Volkswagen Beetle reviews.

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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5

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Everything

Cons

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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Wilson writes:
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3

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Nice looking, comforable

Cons

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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Timothy writes:
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3

Pros

green colour, good gas milage

Cons

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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3

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Good Fun Factor

Cons

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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4

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Its cute and blue and roomie inside

Cons

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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Hector writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback Review
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3

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gas

Cons

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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Brittany writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Hatchback Review
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4

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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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bug writes:
1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS Hatchback Review
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Good Car But To Low For The Country Life — car is fun to drive and great on gas. for us though it is to low for country life. We are going to have a 4" lift put on it and it sould be great.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

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The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Convertible Beetle By ulisesmgonzalez

It is very nice looking car, many people stop my wife asking questions about the car... They really want her phone number :(... Besides that it's fun to drive in summer time, a little bit noisy inside... Read More

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