2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: cute but unreliable

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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cute but unreliable
By gil on


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


owned my GL (auto) for 2 and a half
years. It's a fun car to drive. But it
constantly has some kind of troubles.
First, the cable of the fuel filler
has been fixed twice. Now it's broken
again. The windshield wipers kept
making bad noises even though I had it
adjusted/filler changed every time I
went to a dealership. I finally solved
the problem by changing the whole
blade sets with those inexpensive ones
from Walmart. Ironically, dealerships
could not solve it! Third, engine
light was on and signal light did not
work once.Last, the engine consumes
oil. Worst, the dealerships wouldn't
even mention it when you bought the

Best Features

Look, big headroom for front seater, interior.

Worst Features

quality,more DIY instructions in the manual.
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