1999
Volkswagen
New Beetle

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(4 Reviews)
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SARAH H.
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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01/16/2019
No better car out there
My 1999 bug is the best car out there. I love the sport handling, gas mileage, fold down back seats, and the cute asthetic. It can be expensive to repair do to tightly fitting parts and the need for special tools.

Pros
Versital, fun & easy to drive, great on gas, cute, dependable

Cons
Expensive to repair, tough to stuff adults in the back, later models reportedly have more problems.

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JOE F.
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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01/15/2017
1999 VW beetle 2.0 gas 117 k mileage
Has been a reliable car over the years for myself, my wife and now our daughter.
Recommended service is a must !
Many problems with the A/C system, compressor, radiator cooling fan, hi/low pressure switch, replaced all two times in 18 years. Replaced timing belt, water pump, catalytic converter,brakes/rotors, front passenger axle assembly, valve cover gasket, both door electric window regulars and switches and various other small interior parts.

Pros
Has been a good car when performing the recommended service as it ages for a 1999 with 117k mileage.

Cons
Wide windshield pillars restrict views at times when people are in cross walks and at other times when driving.

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Deirdre C.
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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08/05/2016
The Car that Makes Chldren Smile
I have had my 1999 New Beetle for 13 years and love it. It is heavy, sturdy and drives like a sports car on the curvy road to my home. It's bright color, round shape delight children of all ages, including me. But it is also reliable and has fairly good fuel efficiency. I am wedded to this car, until death (or deterioration) do us part.

Pros
Small enough to park easily on a city block. Good mileage for a heavily built car. Extremely roomy and spacious inside, with several inches of head clearance between be and the roof. Makes people smile. Drives like a sports car. Excellent features.

Cons
Not an electric vehicle--would love to have one.

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Judy B.
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
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01/29/2016
Love my baby!
I bought my 1999 VW New Beetle in December 1998, and have been very pleased with the ride, mileage, and "fun-ability" of driving her all these years. A few repairs over the years, but after 15 years with no car payments, those are not an issue. So glad I bought/adopted this car!

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Fun to drive; miles per gallon.

Cons
Headroom in the back seat. But hey, I sit in front, where the headroom is endless!

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