2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is one cute little car. The GLS has
more bells and whistles than are
necessary (including a bud vase)
the 2 litre engine is nice even with
the automatic tranny. well built. only flaw
was first day of driving, the emissions
control light came on and stayed on. the
bug was back in the shop for three full
days for diagnosis (dead emissions
control computer) and fix. kind of put a
damper on the new car experience, but
just a little bit of driving cured that.
power-assisted rack&pinion (easy, but
with good road feel) and stops just
right with ABS on disc brakes (all wheels).
great turning radius, and it's fun!
keyless remote entry, great steering and
handling, cute design, fully adjustable
seats, roomy interior.
air conditioning could be better, but this
is california. 2003 model offers a ragtop.