1992 Volkswagen Beetle Review

1992 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L 4-cyl gas from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4-cyl gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


Great value with incredible style and panache!


Had a leak in the air conditioning when I bought the car. A valve was replaced and the system recharged so it works great now. Other problem was a driver's seat track that seems a bit loose. All this is very minor stuff.

General Comments:

The car is wonderful. Everyone on the road loves it. It was pretty wild being one of the first few New Beetles on the road in 1998 when they were released here in the US. The styling is great and the interior is simply brilliant. The car is a quality one, full class above where it is priced - great value. If I bought one now, I'd get the 1.8T motor which was not out in 1998. The suspension is the most capable of any stock VW I have owned (GTI, Corrado).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th June, 2000

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review