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  1. Manual convertible roof won’t click into place

    New Beetle Convertible
    Hello... I bought my first ever beetle today and was really disappointed to discover that when I tried to put the manual roof down it was virtually impossible to get it to click into place. My husband had to put extreme force on it to get it to work, but I would have no chance of doing it. Any...
  2. For Sale 1999 New Beetle AEG 5-SPEED

    Vehicle Classifieds
    car is my daily but looking to get into something bigger. has 212k on the ODO. car runs and drives. exhaust manifold has a crack but the flex pipe is recently replaced. magnaflow cat and resonator w/2.25in. pipe. has bbs rx2s with good tires. body is in sound shape except the front lower valence...
  3. Turbo S: All Gears, *POOF*

    Transmission Talk
    So I've had Hermione for 10 years and have put 90k on her (106k on the odometer). I had no indication of any shifting issues until this morning. As I was getting on the highway I went to shift from 3rd to 4th...and nothing but engine wind-up. All my gears are gone. It's still dark, pouring...
  4. For Sale 2001 1.8T Vortex Blue GLS 5-speed

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    I just posted my 1.8T Vortex Blue new beetle to craigslist. I'd like it to go to someone who'd appreciate it, so I'm letting this community know. Thanks for looking :) 2001 New Beetle 1.8T 5-Speed Vortex Blue 3k OBO
  5. Need help shutting up top-not-secure warning buzzer

    New Beetle Convertible
    I gave up on finding why my top won't work, and followed the disconnect process in the manual. I don't mind manually working the top, but ... it is really heavy. Am I fighting the hydraulics (and if so, what do I do), or is the top just that heavy? Also, how do I shut off the buzzer (it goes...
  6. Convert top to manual operation.

    New Beetle Convertible
    I've got an '03 convertible with lots of picky little issues, mostly caused by living in the tropics (Kona coast, Hawaii) for 12 years. Most recently the top stopped working while a friend was driving it. She parked, put the top up, and it never would come down again. I tried the door switch...
  7. Loss of power/acceleration

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I recently had my 2000 VW beetle manual in the shop to get vacuum hoses, belts, and harmonic balance among other random parts replaced. NO ACTUAL WORK ON CAR HARDWARE. I drove the car for about 2 hours and it was great, she purred like new and was amazingly powerful. By the end of my 5 hour...
  8. Red, '99, 5-speed, for sale: Florida. Pickup only. AS-IS for parts or fixing up.

    Vehicle Classifieds
    Hi all. I have a Red, 1999 5-speed beetle for sale. Pick up only, central Florida. It has some issues that I didn't feel like fixing when a great deal came up for a new-to-me jeep. :) Just under 100K, I want to say it's 98k but I don't have her at work with me. Ruby was a great first car for...
  9. Which Bentley edition is best for a '98?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello! I've been looking to purchase a Bentley Service Manual (the print version, not the DVD), but have found that there are three (edit: four) different editions available: * The 1999 edition, 752 pages, covering 1998 and 1999 NBs [ISBN: 978-0837603858] * The 2002 edition, 1088 pages...
  10. Which Gear oil for Transmission?

    Transmission Talk
    How do you know which transmission your NB has? I have a 2004 NB Cabrio 2.0l 8v with the 5-speed manual hydraulic clutch and I'm trying to figure out if I have the Gl-4 or Gl-5 fluid in my tranny?
  11. 1999 2L Beetle Not Shifting

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello all! Does anyone know anything about the shifting mechanism on a manual transmission 1999 Beetle? I sure don't and am looking for some help. A day or so ago I was on my way back from a friend's house, cruising along, when my shifter decided that it was not going to go into fifth gear...
  12. Pink 2001 1.8T new beetle-NEEDS ENGINE! :(

    Vehicle Classifieds
    Sellin my poor beetle. Broke a piston. :( located in Southern California. PINK 2001 VW New Beetle 1.8 Turbo 5 speed NEEDS ENGINE
  13. FS; K&N filter, Bentley Service Manual, Haynes Repair Manual

    Marketplace Archives
    All items have sold, thanks to everyone for shopping at I'm a member from back in the early days, but I sold my beetle so I don't post any more. My wife and I have been doing winter cleaning in preparation for an adoption, and I have a few items to post for sale. SOLD K & N...
  14. Custom UniRed '99 2.0 8v Turbo with Votex Goodies

    Vehicle Classifieds
    As much as I don't want to see it go, I think its time to put my '99 up for sale. I have owned this car since new, purchased on Jan 3rd of 1999 from Pitcairn VW (now vw of langhorne) in Langhorne, PA. Car was serviced by VW of langhorne through the warranty phase of the car, and most...
  15. Transmission Drain Plug Leaking

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi Guys I just had the transmission fluid changed on my Beetle. Its a 2003 Turbo S 6 speed manual. I noticed that the next day the transmission fluid was leaking from the drain plug. Does the drain plug require to be replaced or can you simply buy a new o-ring? Also since my oil is gonna drain...
  16. FS: Bentley Service Manual, New Beetle, 1998-2010

    Marketplace Archives
    I have a like new Bentley Service manual for 1998-2010 Beetle. I bought it two months ago and wound up selling the beetle. Perfect condition, I only used it once. I'd like $85 Shipped.
  17. 99 manual, stalls when shifted into neutral but only when the A/C is on

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Any ideas as to what causes this? I think I may need a new battery but the car starts fine and only stalls when the car is both put into neutral AND the A/C is on. When I put the A/C on, the RPMs drop a bit and when I put it into neutral, they just drop out completely. This happens if I...
  18. FS - Owners Manual - Cheap, cheap, cheap!

    Marketplace Archives
    On eBay right now, real cheap! Both BIN, grab it quick! Not my listings. 2007 NBC, Complete $25.00 + $7.00 S&H (BIN)...
  19. WANTED: New Beetle TDI 2006

    Vehicle Classifieds
    I am looking for a VW TDI with manual transmission and tan leather interior and mileage below 75k. Everything else I am optional. Please call 310 254 7633 or eMail photo(s) to [email protected] with your price expectancy. THX!!
  20. TDI automatic vs. manual

    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...