2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: fun for awhile

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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fun for awhile
By caprice2 on


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


This is a great car for about a year.
After that, expect it to be in the shop
about every 6 months to replace the
shoddy power window mechanism. You
should also beware of the engine light,
it's super sensitive. Mine has been on
for about a year and the dealer can't
figure out why it wont stay off. My AC
is now going out and Im trading it in.
Can't survive in Texas without an
awesome AC. Avoid adding fancy wheels,
the brake dust is terrible.
The numerous blind spots in all models
is really bad.

Best Features

The seats are very comfortable even on long trips. However, the headrest stinks. The exterior style is great.

Worst Features

Work on correcting blind spots. Bigger visors and rearview mirror. Power seats as an option. cupholders that accommodate taller cups. Revamp the onboard diagnostic computer, it's too sensitive.
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