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  1. 98 Beetle (diesel / manual) won't shift

    Transmission Talk
    I have a manual beetle. It is a 98 diesel. I have noticed the shifting going down to 1st and 2nd a little sticky. Yesterday it stopped downshifting all together. It would shift up and go into neutral but not down. It will shift between the gears when the engine is turned off. Also, when stopped...
  2. Car rolls when in gear

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey everyone, I purchased a 2005 2.0 L Beetle over the summer. It's my first bug, and my first manual. Anyways, I somehow managed to break or disconnect my parking brake. I had it looked at, and they said it happened near the lever, so they have to take my console out to fix it, which makes me...
  3. Shifter cable end broke...fore and aft

    Transmission Talk
    I have a 98 VW New Beetle 2.0 with a 5 speed transmission. I backed out of my driveway and put it into first and my shifter handle went, for lack of a better word, limp. Any suggestions on a quick fix?
  4. 1.9 TDi w Binding 5 speed, time to learn, replace and bust some knuckles!

    Transmission Talk
    :cool:Three weeks ago at a Jeep dealership 90 miles from home, I test drove a 2011 Jeep Rubicon. My wife and I tried to leave to sleep on our decision, but the Bug would not cooperate. Here's some background. 3 months ago the clutch was replaced. The work was done out of town due to the...
  5. 2010 Beetle, Gear Sporatically Appears on Dash

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello all, I have been a "fan" of the new Beetle for years and recently bought a new, 2010 Beetle. I have noticed an inconsistancy and am curious is this is normal and/or what is causing it. At times the gears (1-6) will appear on the dash control panel (next to P-R-N-D-S) as they are...
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