1999 Volkswagen New Beetle

    1999 Volkswagen New Beetle Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Volkswagen New Beetle

    • Front seats are comfortable and supportive.

      - Consumer Guide
    • The New Beetle 1.8T [turbo] never feels underpowered or overworked.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Large doors and forward-flipping bucket seats make rear ingress/egress quite manageable.

      - Motor Trend
    • Steering response is excellent.

      - The Car Connection

    What reviewers liked least about the Volkswagen New Beetle

    • The sharply sloping roofline curtails [rear] headroom.

      - Automobile
    • Wheezy 2.0-liter [base engine].

      - AutoWeek
    • Rear windows do not open; so rear-seat passengers might feel a little claustrophobic on summer days.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Awkwardly placed [seat] recliner knob.

      - Road Test Online

    Volkswagen New Beetle Comparisons

    • It isn't a family car like the Volkswagen Golf or Jetta.

      - Chicago Sun-Times
    • With...the Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford Thunderbird, and Mini Cooper stealing headlines, der Beetle no longer basks alone in the retro-fad limelight.

      - New Car Test Drive

    Best one-liner about the Volkswagen New Beetle

    • Cup holders, glove box, and sun visors are for Stuart Little.

      - Car and Driver
    • Cuddliest car on the market.

      - Motor Trend
    • Flower power + good ergonomics = New Beetle interior.

      - The Car Connection

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