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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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FUN Bug no problems
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By Ivan
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought the 2002 Beetle Turbo S used with over 30,000 miles on it. I have about 42,000 on it now. Heard about realiability issues but have had none so far. Fun car to drive, sporty, and fast. Comfort is a little weak for 6'1" guy but overall not bad. I have added a sub to stock Monsoon radio and it sounds way better.


Favorite Features

Blast to go fast. I find myself doing 80 mph way to easy and the car feels slow when you are at 65. Love the stickshift and interior. Pop up spoiler, cup style front end, and wide wheels/tires.


Suggested Improvements

Clutch s/b crisper. Better sound insulation would help with wind noise. Otherwise, it is perfect.


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Love my bug
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By Margaret
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Bug in 2002 because the price was right and, after driving an SUV, I wanted a fuel efficient car. It has been a fine car--reliable and trouble free. It's fun to drive and I never get tired of it. I did not get a turbo, but got a 5-speed and it is plenty fast enough for city driving and on the highway. We will keep this car for our children to drive when they get older.


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Round 4 a reason
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By TEE
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my 2nd turbo Beetle, but my 1st turbo S. I love the beetles period!!! My lil car is fun to drive, fun to look at! It draws attention like no other car on the road!!! Owning and driving a new beetle is like having a love affair . . . with a car ! lol


Favorite Features

THE GITTY UP AND GO factor


Suggested Improvements

heated seats 4 the rear , but i think VW has that now.


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Fun car with personality
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By ptuchinda
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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If you want personality and style this is the car for you.


Favorite Features

Style will look good for another 10 years, head room


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My Dream Car!!!
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By Daisymae
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I love my bug!!! I have wanted one for years and have enjoyed every second of driving and owning it. The dealership has been great about fixing anything in a short time with no appointments. It is so fun to drive, handles great especially steering into turns. I traded in a minivan so this is a dream to drive.


Favorite Features

Sport package with leather black and color accents. Stiff steering and awesome acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

In dash cd player, more functional cup holders.


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