2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Up In Flames!

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Up In Flames!
By diannr on


2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


Bought our 2002 TDI in December for our daughter.
Two weeks later we discovered it had a messed up transmission.
Counting on fuel savings over the next 5 years, we spent $3500 to have the transmission rebuilt.
There were alot of rattles in the interior but we planned to address those after recovering from the trani. expense.
Last weekend the brakes failed while parking, proceeded to smoke from the rear then caught on fire!
A total loss for us however the salvage yard is scoring a good engine.
Apparently firewalls work from both directions.
I would not recommend this car!!

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