For a car that is only two years old I
expected a lot more. For example, my
engine fails every other time I drive
it in the morning, I have a
continual "cocaine" blinker, the
window broke and wouldn't go up, the
door clicker only works now on the
drivers side, the trunk "blocker"
persay just broke off, the clock
resets itself everytime the
car "stalls" but I have an automatic,
the armrest broke off, need I go on?
And the worst part of this whole thing
is when I go to get all of these
fixed, the Volkswagen dealership
claims that nothing is wrong with the
car. There's a reason why the
Volkswagen dealership garage is ALWAYS
absolutely love this car. Well I
love the turbo kick, the style of the
car, the heated butt seat, the size of
the car and that's about all I can
think of now.
I was interested in this car because
of the retro design and the
performance of the turbo engine. It's
an eye-turner car; however, I've been
having continual problems with this
Beetle. With less than 30K miles, I
went through two transmissions, new
A/C unit, and defective power windows
(suddenly fell inside door and
broke). I'm not impressed with VW and
was really disappointed with this
car. It's not reliable and I'm
anxious to sell it before the warranty
I like the design of the car and the
handling around corners...terrific
The turbo has considerable lag. Cup
holders have a poor design/location.
Transmission is very slow to engage
(I'll roll backwards 5-10 feet in
drive before it'll engage and go
forward). Needs more head room in the
back seat for adults & better side
mirrors due to terrible blind spots.
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I bought a used 02 Turbo S with 3200
miles on it, from a dealer. This used
to be a corporate car, used by someone
at VW in michigan. VW will NOT cover
the transmission under warranty unless
I sign a piece of paper saying it's ok
to check the transmission for problems.
My clutch has been giving me problems
since I got the vehicle. Now they say
if the clutch is bad, its my problem.
So much for a 4 year, 50,000 mile
warranty. This is coming from VW of
America's corporate office stating
this, not just my dealership.
It was fun, till everything started
Customer Service for VW is AWEFUL
unless they can fix it under warranty
for next to free.