Volkswagen Beetle Review from Sweden

1989 Volkswagen Beetle 35 hp

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 35 hp Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance31000 kilometres


If cheap, buy one


Transmission failure.

Minor repairs to the lights.

Heating: new insulation.

General Comments:

Excellent first car! You won't be tempted to do a suicide overtake with the small engine. But since most are quite old nowadays, quite a few repairs must be accounted for before buying one.

Bloody cold in the winter, even after new insulation for heating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2001

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 1 review