1997 Volkswagen Beetle Review

1997 Volkswagen Beetle from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing yet, only has 10k miles on it.

General Comments:

Given to me by parents. Must sell soon.

Ugliest thing on the road today.

Looks like a big bubble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

8th Jan 2001, 16:28

Sounds to me like you wanted your parents to give you a Mustang GT!!! I see nothing in your comments that indicates that the car has performed poorly...

18th Jan 2001, 16:12

You must be REAL special since the Beetle did not come out till 1998.

29th Apr 2004, 13:14

Beetles came out before 1998. And your'e stupid because they're cute cars.

3rd Mar 2009, 21:07

Sorry to disagree but the "NEW" VW BUG was available in 1995. I contacted VW during the time they were develpoing this new model for it's 1998 introduction. I paid a fat sum of money to VW for a "ONE AND ONLY" updated verson of the old bug in 1995. The purchase took place on June 9th 1995 (almost 3 and a half years before the general public was introduced to the new bug). The car looked just like the newer VW bug that came out in 1998. However the one I got had the old air cooled motor like the classic VW from the past. I guess VW had not developed the new motor for the VW BUG "VERSON 2" by spring 1995. The person I spoke to said they used an old motor they had laying around from when they made the original bug. The person I talk to said the motor was never used, and was as good as a new one.

4th Mar 2009, 14:22

13:32

Yeah just imagine the engineering cost for this one off. Sounds like a hoax to me.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review