1998 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Reviews

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 20, 1998

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on March 20, 1998

I've driven thousands of cars. But no one ever followed me home. No one begged me to stop for photographs, or pleaded with me to linger in a mall parking lot to placate a friend who was trapp... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on March 19, 1998

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on March 19, 1998

The new Volkswagen Beetle is an extraordinarily ordinary car. It does not stand out technically or mechanically from any of the other excellent small economy cars on the market. In fact, when it co... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on May 10, 1998

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on May 10, 1998

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 sh... Read full review


AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on April 4, 1998

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on April 4, 1998

I was followed. I was stalked. I was hounded by strangers who wanted to talk to me, to get close to me. Well, maybe not me, exactly. Maybe it was because I was driving that little darling of automo... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on February 13, 1998

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on February 13, 1998

Volkswagen's New Beetle makes you smile. This chipmunk-cheeked two-door tugs at your emotions and strikes a resonant chord with young and old alike, from teenagers to the Woodstock generation... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on April 10, 1998

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on April 10, 1998

No car I have driven resonates with people like Volkswagen's New Beetle. I spent last week driving a bright yellow one that looked like a Happy Face on wheels and had the same effect on viewe... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on April 18, 1998

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on April 18, 1998

Like a bazillion other Americans, we're both former Beetle owners. Anita loved her silver 1976 Beetle. Paul loathed his well-used 1965 and '66 models. Unlike many American couples, we act... Read full review

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on May 3, 1998

Star-Telegram.com's view

By G. Chambers Williams III on May 3, 1998

Beetle. Bug. Doodlebug. Love Bug. Punch Buggy. Slug Bug. Pregnant roller skate. Whatever name you choose to call it, it's baaack. That lovable little German car that the flower-power generati... Read full review