2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I have had nothing but problems with my car since I have had it. Since 05 I have had to have the transmission replaced and some kind of sensor replace because it wouldn't come out of park. (that was the only two things that was under warranty) then the timing belt broke which bent the valves in the head so I had to replace them the turbo went out water pump sensor the timing belt again oh and the sun roof leaked when i first got it. And I have had to replace the headlights several times. And my current problems are the brake lights, blinkers and it doesn't want to come out of park again and an oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. And by the way, it is hard to find anyone to work on them.
I like my yellow rims and my seat warmers and my yellow and black interior that is about all I like about the lemon.
Many many improvements need to be made. I thought maybe I just got a bad one but everyone I talk to says they have problems with theirs.
So I bought the car and initially it ran fine, but over the two years I've owned it, things have begun to break down. The passenger window screeches when I roll it down, it gobbles up oil and gas. I have to put oil in it every 3 wks or so its a rare occasion when the engine light is off. It's an automatic, but the transmission shifts very funky it lurches sometimes and lately has been making weird noises when idling its fun to drive when it puts out but unfortunately that is becoming less and less. It seems like 1/2 the ppl who own a beetle love it & the other 1/2 absolutely hate it! I think I'm growing to be the half that is displeased don't be fooled don't buy the car because its "cute"
flower holder, trunk, hatchback is convenient
Longer visors! And to figure something else out for the cup holders, the way they are the designed is the stupidest design i've ever seen. i have two cup holders in the front, but can only use one b/c the genius that designed it doesn't know how to take measurements.
I bought my silver Turbo S used in 2005, and I still love walking up to it every day, it's a gorgeous little car. This car is six years old and has its share of dents but still looks awesome, previous owner managed to make sunroof leak (fixed myself with amazing Haynes manual) and misalign drivers door? The doors on these things are really solid so how they did that I don't know? listening to the turbo whistle rocks and the six speed is cool, I have taillight issues on the left, but other than that she goes great. Anyway I've really come to think that VW did reinvent their peoples car, used or new these are cheap and practical car's that anyone smart enough to want one can afford.
Acceleration, I can accelerate out of any situation and it just keeps coming. Looks wise the Turbo S has the nicest styling touches, they are reusing its face in the new '08 base model.
No I wont pick any, they got it just right, I'm just glad I found my Turbo S at a price I could afford.
I bought the car from a dealership in 2005. It had one previous owner, and that was a lease. The car had 28,000 miles from the three years of ownership. I've taken this car on road trips and drive it mostly back and forth for work/school and I LOVE it! I'm an average sized, young female and it fits well. It's easy to drive and shifting is a breeze. No sticky gears or clutch problems.
FUEL ECONOMY!!!! It is amazing that I can drive 50-100 miles and use under a quarter of a tank. I fill up every two weeks. I love the seat warmers and the hatchback is very convenient. When the seats are down, there's quite a bit of space.
Longer sun visors! The barely cover half the window when you move it to the side. The blue dash lights are nice, but when the display lights go out, they are expensive to fix. Oh, and the rear CD changer sucks. Sometimes it doesn't read, and it skips really badly in cold weather. Replace it!
I just bought an 02 Beetle. It is six years old with 117,000 miles on it. I got it for well under book. It is awesome on gas and so far its a decent car. It is noisy at speed and the cupholders are pretty useless unless you drink small coffees only. Other than that its a cheap ride with a cool feel. Farvegnugen!
Snappy, it is cool to drive a BUG I must admit. Oh and the red and blue dash lights are great too.
Cup holders, cd player, oil burning, noisy, back seat headroom (but it is a compact car after all).