• (4.3) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $194$7,218
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26-44
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Reviews

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There is an adage that says, "History repeats itself."In the case of the new Volkswagen Beetle, you can add "Yes, but not in the same way."The beloved Beetle that made its appearance on American shores shortly after World War II exited the scene some years ago.But not to fret.It has been replaced by the 1998 Beetle, an automobile that is rekindling the magic of its legendary namesake.A compl... Read full review for the 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle

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46 mpg!!!

by VW owner from Columbia City, IN on March 3, 2007

I have put over 50,000 miles on my diesel beetle, and have had minimal problems. Great car! I used to drive a 3/4 ton 4x4 to work, and since I got my beetle the payment, insurance, and diesel fuel ... Read Full Review

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