1999 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS HatchbackReview
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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.

    Pros: gas

    Cons: needs new paint job

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLX 1.8T Turbo HatchbackReview
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    My Buggy — What can I say? I love my car! I think that I have surprised MANY drivers on the 401 when I zoom by them pushing 200km/h, great car, lots of power...just wish it wasn't automatic. And of course, my 1972 was cooler. I love my heated seats and mirrors, I have 276 000 km's and the only thing I have replaced is a tie rod and the battery and brakes.

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Big tires are expensive to replace

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS HatchbackReview
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    Sporty, But Not Maintenance-free —

    Bought this used six months ago with ~90K miles for our teenage daughter to drive, but dad has to drive it sometimes, too. Acceleration, braking, and handling are very sporty, more so than expected. When we brought it home, it already needed a headlamp replacement, and steps/photos on the web were really helpful, but people need to know the parts that slide do get stuck and getting the assembly back in can require numerous attempts before you get it right. Then a brake cylinder failed on one of the wheels. Check Engine light came on and VW dealer said it would be $110 just to hook it up to their computer to diagnose the code- that is something the owner should be able to do for free! He did disclose that most of the codes are for emissions-related reasons, so discovery that the daughter had left the gas cap behind at her last refueling stop meant we fixed the problem for $6. But you have to know that a missing gas cap will alter the vacuum pressure throughout the fuel system, the engine compression, and finally the emissions to realize that. And it takes 5-10 times of starting and running the vehicle before the light goes off. Now it's making an ominous rattle every time it starts, so we're back in diagnostic mode, hoping to figure it out before something else fails. In summary, it's a very fun car to drive, but not exactly reliable, built to last or simple to maintain yourself.

    Owner for 0 years, 6 months

    Pros: Very sporty handling and details: Power moon roof and CD changer make it an even more enjoyable ride. Decent gas mileage from the 2.0L 4-cylinder. Access in and out of the back seat is good.

    Cons: Plastic controls are not really good durable designs (esp. HVAC vents and power window switches).  Car not designed for user-friendly do-it-yourself kind of maintenance, and dealers are RIDICULOUSLY expensive.  Hatchback door light often comes on even when it is closed.  Fuel door sticks in closed position.  Not enough shared maintenance information available from mechanics and fellow owners on the Internet.

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS HatchbackReview
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    I Love This Litle Car Even Though Everyone Makes Fun Of Me For Driving It! — It's a great little car for someone who drives by themselves a lot. Overall preformance is pretty good. Handles well, has pretty good pick up and stops on a dime. Bad part is everything is computeried so when it breaks, it's usually hard to fix and expensive. The overall design of the engine sucks. Nothing on the car is easy to get to.

    Pros: Good gas milage, fun to drive, pretty reliable

    Cons: cannot take aftermarket parts, so expensive to fix and bad design so its always hard to fix

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo HatchbackReview
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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!

    Pros: Dang...there are so many!

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

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GL HatchbackReview
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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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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS HatchbackReview
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    Great, Sporty Fun Little Car — Got this little bug used, but shes a great running little car. Nifty sports package, dual exhaust, rear spoiler, the works. Yummy bright green exterior, you can see her coming for miles

    Owner for 0 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Great gas mileage

    Cons: Way too low to the ground

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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS HatchbackReview
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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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    1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo HatchbackReview
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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

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

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

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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.

    Pros: Nice looking, comforable

    Cons: No power, bad build quality

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Just Fun By Da

    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

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Fun For Single-teens By snmc95

    too small, not enough space. drives very well, very reliable not a lot of problems. I trust this vehicle, not good in the snow. Convertible top very heavy, annoying manual roof, putting the top down r... Read More

    A Great Small Car. By dickbutz

    She just loves her Beetles. Great vision, economy, hauling capacity and does everything she wants it to do. Obviously she likes red with a black interior. she has a nice radio that suits her as she o... Read More

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