1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 from North America
Like two star crossed lovers! (me and my car)
Transmission slams in lower gears for the past three years. No one can tell me why!
Third eye break light, gas door never worked.
Tan interrior is grey. Every little plastic piece in side car has been replaced.
Tail lights, head lights, have to pound on them to get them to work.
Head liner is falling.
Radio buttons pushed in/fell off.
Cadilitic converter bad.
Had cooling fan replaced twice in 3 years!
I LOVE my car! Just wish it was better put together. I bought it at a no credit/bed credit shyster place. But Volkswagen has treated me like royalty. They replaced my cadilitic converter for FREE! There is an extension on it. Check it out! I take it to Volkswagen once a year for a check up. Just spent $1,675.20 in maintainance. Serpentine belt, timing belt, hoses, fans & so on.
Bottom line it is 8 years old, needs work. Cars now a days are not made to last. If you want one, buy a new one, or lease one. I think of my car some times like I am restoring a 1969 Beetle. Not a 1999.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2007