• (4.2) 4 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $78–$6,346
  • 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

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Never Again:VW No!

by buggin me no more from South Portland, Me on February 26, 2011

I always wanted a bug since I was a little kid and I got a used 1998 5years ago and initially I was thrilled. But that didn't last long. It was the first year of the New Beetle and it didn't take long... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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