2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Bug of my Heart

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Bug of my Heart
By briansfreehold on


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


I traded in a 1997 Kia Spotage for my cyberpunk green 2002 Bug and have had almost nothing but great luck with it. Of course after 30.000 miles any car will have some problems, like the plastic PVC around the bottom of the engine came apart as I was driving it on the freeway, and there is some hesatation with the automatic transmisstion (which was taken care of by the warranty). I stil just love this car. It may not be as cheap to fix and run as the old VW bugs but what is? Of course, the gas milage is sorly laking from what they said it was on the sticker. I get 23 mpg on the freeway. Bottom line, it still kicks butt over most of the other jelly bean looking cars that are on our roads now (BORING).

Best Features

I like how it has cigarette adapters in three places, great bumpers, headrests, ample seating in front, easy access to the rear, good get up and go, and a great horn!

Worst Features

As with others, the cup holders need to be changed, raise the hight off the ground a bit, and give it better gas mileage.
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