1st Generation Volkswagen Beetle Problems
The Beetle's 1st generation runs from 1998 to 2011 and has generated 235 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 7.14 PainRank™ which ranks 45th in reliability out of 56 generations.
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Problem Areas Between the 1998 and 2011 Model Years
So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.