1998 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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Users ranked 1998 Volkswagen Beetle against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 19 of 19 1998 Volkswagen Beetle reviews.

    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Cute Cute Cute — Amazing drive, awesome handling, steering responsiveness, braking. Excellent looks. Not so reliable. Expensive to repair.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Pros: Great car.

    Cons: Not reliable, expensive to repair.

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Great Gas Mileage — drove this beetle from Ontario to Florida full of luggage 2 golf bags and a cooler space was a problem excellent gas mileage wish i still had it

    Pros: gas mileage was great

    Cons: had to take out the back seat to travel with golf clubs
    expensive to repair

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    It's A Good Car For The Ladies. No Surprises. — There aint much to say about it. Like the design on the outside but the interior is just weird. It makes you feel small which is really bad in a small car. The riding position will never be comfortable... can't balance distance to pedals and distance to steerin wheel at the same time. It really sucks.

    Pros: FUEL ECONOMY!

    Cons: All the rest.

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr TDi Turbodiesel Hatchback Review
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    'yes It's A Diesel" — Great car and even at the high cost of diesel I fill up about once a month and get an average of 47 MPG

    Pros: Whats not to love

    Cons: I look like a dork driving it lol

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Great Fun And Fully Reliable! — This was my first car and for sure a perfect match for me. I've had so much fun with this lil' red one and miss it BIG TIME. It's now cruising Malibu Canyon, Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Blvd. with the new happy owner :o) Miss you bud!

    Pros: Reliable, fun, good to drive. Fun attention!

    Cons: The acceleration ability lacked a bit in the morning ;o)

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Hey, Could U Run Out And Hit My Headlight For Me Please? — I played mini speed racer in this car. It had a ton more room than I expected. It helped me build a lot of character and learn a lot about cars in general. I'd have to say that it had a Herbie complex in that it had a mind of it's own. I beat a mustang in it and it seemed to always know when I had extra money.

    Pros: Fast, cute if you like the bubble look, very fuel effecient.

    Cons: The amount of money it ate up, my drivers side headlight, the radio, oil consumption.

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Dream Come True — This is such a fun car to drive -- zippy as can be. As with most VWs, the plasticky interior is a bit cheap and shoddy - the dash is stupidly put- together (top dash panel clips broke during an AC/fan repair and are tough to replace) and the fabric on the ceiling is falling off. Even all the plastic molding and covers in the engine compartment are, in my opinion, unnecessary. Mechanically, the car is fabulous. I love it!

    Pros: Clever styling, good handling and a contemporary chassis combine to make the New Beetle more than a remake of a good idea. It is a full-fledged, functional small car that overflows with the kind of whimsy and personality rarely found in cars today

    Cons: The back seat lacks headroom, the dash is as deep as a minivan and the wide windshield pillars occasionally block your view around corners.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    The New Beaten — The best car I ever owned! Fast, performant, nice interior, comfy, reliable and ... SAFE! The next one will be turbo!

    Pros: A little Porsche always ready for more ...

    Cons: Lack of storage in the cockpit. Trunk is small but can handle a MTB with the rear seats down.

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    1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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    Bubbles! — I'm pretty in love with my blue Bug. I got her with 156,000 miles on it with the check engine light on and it was driving rather oddly (turn was horrible, brakes needed work, etc.). But after putting $1,000 into fixing her up (radiator, ball joints, oil leak, etc) runs perfect. Not bad considering I bought it for $2,500. The funny thing is though everyone says that this car fits me, and I can't deny it. And i'm a freaking guy. But, it's just way to adorable not to love. I love the steering, the handling, how smooth it is and how it handles weather. It's extremely powerful for an older and smaller engine. I have an automatic, and it usually gets about 25-30 mpg all the time. And it still turns heads wherever I go. It's very relaible for me and hasn't had a problem except for the radiator (which was my fault....didn't have enough air in my tires, pulled into a parking space and hit the curb a little bit on the front end). I'm in love! EDIT: I need to update my review. I lost this car in a horrible accident a few months ago, and, let me tell you, this car is extremely sturdy and durable when it comes to side collisions. I was hit on my drivers side by someone going 20 over the speed limit and I made it out with no injuries. I am very thankful for having had this car as my first car and surprised at how well it took the damage and was still able to drive fine afterwards. A bug saved my life.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Super sporty, super cute, gas mileage, comfortable, reliable.

    Cons: Cheap plastic parts, expensive to repair, cramped backseat.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Best Bug Ever By Sean

    I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Just Fun By HEADBANGER

    It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

    My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

    I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

    Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

    Super Sassy By kristig123

    This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    My Favorite Car By Sheunique

    I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

    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

    2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

    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

    This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

    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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