2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Experience of 2002 VW New Beet
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Experience of 2002 VW New Beetle Owner
By Dave on

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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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This is the worst car I have ever owned. It has had multiple problems: a noisy catalytic converter (a rattle), the electronic door locks and truck opener quit working, and I couldn't even open the gas filler door to put in gas. The real shocker was that the car caught fire as I was driving it! That cost $7,000 to repair. I did not fix it, but instead sold it to a junkyard because the local dealer had a monopoly (no other VW dealers where I live and no one else would work on it) I had some high repair bills. This was supposed to be an "economy" car, but overall the repairs cost me as much as a Hummer to drive. There is no way the fuel economy of the VW could make up for the repair bills.

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At first the car was fun to drive, but the inconvenience in traffic (manual shift) and the unreliability overrode any fun I had driving it.

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Either fix the quality issues, or cease subjecting the public to these problems.
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