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My dream car is a lemon :(
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By Andrea
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I always wanted a bug, and made it a
goal to purchase one. I bought this
car brand new off the lot with 4 miles
on it. After 4 months of bliss, this
car became a nightmare. I have had
prolems with the oil light, check
engine light, airbag light, coolant
light, and the malfunction indicator
light. It has had the following items
replaced: a seatbelt, the faulty window
brackets that all the beetles had, the
instrument cluster (2 times), all 4
cylinder coils, a piece to the trunk
latch system, and last but not least,
that car is getting a whole new engine
put in it now!!! I am very very very
disappointed and have lost faith in
Volkswagon. :(


Best Features

The car's look, the turbo, auto spoiler, heated seats and defrosting outside mirrors.


Worst Features

Maybe they should start putting Toyota engines in these cars! Power seat option would be nice and cupholders that can fit tall drinks.


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My dream car is a lemon :(
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By andrea
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I always wanted a bug, and made it a
goal to purchase one. I bought this
car brand new off the lot with 4 miles
on it. After 4 months of bliss, this
car became a nightmare. I have had
prolems with the oil light, check
engine light, airbag light, coolant
light, and the malfunction indicator
light. It has had the following items
replaced: a seatbelt, the faulty window
brackets that all the beetles had, the
instrument cluster (2 times), all 4
cylinder coils, a piece to the trunk
latch system, and last but not least,
that car is getting a whole new engine
put in it now!!! I am very very very
disappointed and have lost faith in
Volkswagon. :(


Best Features

The car's look, the turbo, auto spoiler, heated seats and defrosting outside mirrors.


Worst Features

Maybe they should start putting Toyota engines in these cars! Power seat option would be nice and cupholders that can fit tall drinks.


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go bug go
Performance
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By hotmomma
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

kids love it ...easy to get in and out
of the car.


Best Features

fun to drive


Worst Features

standard cd player as part of upgraded audio option at this level


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2002 Turbo S
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By John Parrish
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Absolutely fun to drive. Has been
therapy for a hard working professional
that enjoys performance in a vehicle
and some fuel economy to boot.


Best Features

Retro design on interior and the Monsoon sound systems rocks! Leather interior with rally design is a nice touch too.


Worst Features

Very limited backseat headroom and leg room but not really sure that this could be changed without modifying the overall sporty appearance.


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turbo S beetle
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By wcp
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

great buy for the money.


Best Features

HO turbo


Worst Features

quieter spoiler activation


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