2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Great and Horrible

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great and Horrible
By ChasYoshi on


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


I bought this car and immediately loved the way it drove and the gas mileage. After a year or so, the paint began to chip off of the hood from road debris. Then the whole paint job on the front of the car started to fade from the sun. After that, it just went downhill. I put to water pumps on it and replaced a head gasket. The driver's side window only rolls up when it's wet or when I push it up as I'm pushing the switch. When it rains, water leaks into the back seat and the trunk. The airbag light is on continuously. The volume control on the Monsoon radio will only turn up if you hold it a certain way. The high-beams have stopped working altogether. I just sold it today...

Best Features

Wheels, handling, fun to drive.

Worst Features

To many to mention...
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