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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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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)


Review

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


Best 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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

In dash cd player, more functional cup holders.


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turbo s
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By the drake
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I love my bug. It has been a blast to
drive and very reliable.


Best Features

Heated seats, 6 speed manual transmission.


Worst Features

Center armrest is a whip. I believe the 2005 models have improved on this greatly.


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Do Your Homework
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By S Wascak
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The Beetle "burns an acceptable" 1
quart of oil a month. Had rings
replaced at 30000 miles. I just traded
it in on a Toyota at 35000 because in 1
month it went through a quart of oil.
We were told that that is common and
acceptable for the VW Beetle. That its
the way it was designed. Stay away from
this vehicle!


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Nice but lots of trips to the Dealer
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By jpbdds
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Nice car to drive. However, has been
to the VW dealer four times in the two
months I have owned it. MIL for gas
cap. Replace knock sensor. Change
rear interior panel to eliminate
rattle/squeak. Door lock/interior
light problem that is hard to track
down - may require several trips to
find the problem. Dealer is responsive
but it is a hassle to keep going back
so often.


Best Features

Leather seats - comfort. Handling. Responsive motor.


Worst Features

Quiet operation of spoiler. Automatic lights responsive to outside lighting. Make center armrest more like convertibles.


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