1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Reviews

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on January 15, 1999

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on January 15, 1999

Almost any excuse to drive a new Volkswagen Beetle is a good excuse for me. And this one was legitimate. There arrived in the test fleet a 1999 Turbo Direct Injection (TDI) diesel Beetle. To make ... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on May 6, 1999

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on May 6, 1999

Twelve months after bringing the world a long-overdue overdose of automotive chuckling, Volkswagen has delivered a newer New Beetle. And the 1999 Beetle 1.8T comes with a piece of standard equipm... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on May 30, 1999

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on May 30, 1999

A Bug with bravado. When the new Volkswagen Beetle arrived in the 1998 model year there were three primary criticisms: The 4-cylinder was underpowered, the rear seat was a tad cramped and, if you c... Read full review


Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on August 5, 1999

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on August 5, 1999

The new Beetle has legs. Now in its second year on the market, the Beetle is still selling well. But VW isn't taking any chances. The car hasn't sold well in Europe, so VW wants to make ... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on April 25, 1999

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on April 25, 1999

It is 1970 and a 12-year-old Volkswagen convertible crawls across a frozen New England landscape, 30-odd horses thumping in the rear engine compartment as the Bug slowly climbs a long hill and traf... Read full review