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  1. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My 1998 New Beetle 2.0 Automatic has had a slight shudder to it at idle for a while, it never was a serious issue and only occurred at low speeds or idle. I recently had my transmission fluid flushed before a long road trip to see family, since that long drive the idle shudder has become more...
  2. Technical Modifications
    I know, I know... automatic transmission but it’s what I have. I’m starting with a short RAM intake filter to replace the OEM box filter. Is this the only performance upgrade I can expect with this model? Amazon has lots of toys but I’m unsure if my beetle would be if it from any of them and...
  3. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    hello all, My daughter just bought a green 2000 1.8 liter Turbo automatic with 87k miles. When we picked the car up the previous owner had some work done and the mechanic couldn't figure out how the vacuum went together, so I just reconnected everything like my beetle. (also a 2000 1.8 liter...
  4. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Helllo Beetles! i have a question regarding the fuel type. My car is ftom Japan and the manual is in japanese. I cannot tell what is the fuel type that i can use that is recommended. I check in fuel cover but nothing. Thanks in advance.
  5. Vehicle Classifieds
    Great running 2.5 automatic with repaired but ugly doir panels. 95000 miles. North Alabama. Runs and drives great! $5995 256-764-0822
  6. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    That is the question I'm asking right now! :p I have an automatic trans 2.0L 2002 New Beetle GLS that I bought 3 years ago with 132,000mi on it. It now has almost 150,000mi, and the A/C has been broken for over a year. (last summer was a HOT summer!) Quotes for the repair are around $1000-1500-...
  7. Transmission Talk
    Hello everyone, I have a 99 VW Beetle that I've been working to restore for the past year (length of time due to money issues) I recently had both speed sensors replaced by a local mechanic since it kept going into limp mode. However, after a week of driving it back and forth to work, it had...
  8. New Member Forum
    I'm looking to buy a 1999-2003 Automatic and have heard some mixed opinions on them. Has anyone ever had one? Any suggestions? The majority that I have been looking at have around 115k miles on them. Will they last much longer? I am only going to get one that has been well maintained and I will...
  9. Transmission Talk
    I've recently acquired a 2001 and it has some interesting transmission problems I'm hoping someone else has run into. 1) When cold it shifts normally 2) Once warmed up it is prone to shifting failures - longer than normal slides between shifts - failure to fully engage 4th gear -...
  10. Transmission Talk
    I have a 2005 vw new beetle, Recently it started to have problems and is going into limp home mode. The engine runs great, the transmission runs great but every once in awhile when i start it i'll get the [P][R][N][D][S] brackets on the bezel with the ses light coming on. It seems to be stuck...
  11. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Over the past week I got twice this problem, so it became a concern. After Malfunction Indicator Light flashes a bit, it goes away and no code is left:mad:. Here is my assumption how it happens. I didn't want to double check it on purpose as I need a working car these days :) I was on HWY in...
  12. 1.9 Liter TDI
    I am looking for a used TDI New Beetle, and have owned a manual TDI Golf in the past. Lately I've seen quite a few automatic TDIs for sale, and was wondering if there are any pros and cons when buying a used automatic vs. manual TDI. I know driving stick improved the already-great fuel...
  13. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello everyone, even though I've posted before, I am basically a newb when it comes to these New Beetles. I have just "acquired" a 1998 NB in a really light blue. (I put acquired in brackets because it was my sister's but she never got her license, so I'm using it for my winter car.) It has a 4...
  14. Transmission Talk
    My automatic 99 shifts extremely hard, pretty much into every gear. When it shifts, it ranges from a little lag to a full out jolt of the car. It worries me...my car is my baby and I'm really hoping it's not anything too serious. Have any of you ever experienced this? Does anyone know the...
  15. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello Everyone, I am a newbie to this organization (haha just registered about 5 mins ago) :). Anyways I have been searching this form for about 2 days now I can not find exactly what I want. We own a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle that had been in a front end collision and we have dumped a ton of money...
  16. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    #1: my Nb has 117000km now... (72k miles). when should i change the timing belt??? #2: is it necessary to swap the tranny fluid on my automatic transmission??? from what i read here it's quite an undertaking... the transmission still shifts VERy smooth and i have no complaints, the only thing...
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