Volkswagen Beetle Review from Germany

1999 Volkswagen Beetle 2 litre

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance59000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


It's a V.W.-badged design icon


Driver's side window switch broke at about 35,000 km.

It consumes a bit of oil every 5000 km.

General Comments:

I like this car's unique image and design, both inside and out. The ride is a good compromise: it's comfortable without the grip or handling being affected. The two liter engine has plenty of torque. It's got very fine driving characteristics. Particularly good is the way it can be driven on country lanes. The torque and grip make for a nimble car that's as fun to drive as it is good to look at.

The interior functionality is well thought through: plenty of cup holders and those neat little 12v sockets are evidence of this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review