Just joined the New Beetle forum. Picked up 2nd hand '98 Beetle for the wife to run about town in. Very peppy compared to what I remembered my 1963 1200 cc Bug. I am having some minor problems with CHeck Engine stuff (P0-172) but hope to get them sorted at a dealer. All associated with air/vacuum leaks somewhere that I can hear up near the drivers side firewall. It had some front end damage that was repaired and needs a crash sensor installed but my Body Man can't get VW to call him about it. Hopefully the dealer will sort it out. I like the handling and the overall response of the car. I notice lots of plastic about the side panels and bumper. My old '63 was all metal. I also need to ferret out an extra key. It came with only 1 key and remote fob. It has potential to be a reliable and fun 2nd vehicle. Very good shape for it's age.