2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: VW are Lemons!

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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VW are Lemons!
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Owned this car for 6 years and it was nothing but problems. After 40,000 miles, car falls apart. The interior fell apart 2 years after I got it. A week after I bought it, the EPC light came on and didn't let me put the car on Drive, had to learn a trick to start the car on Neutral and drive it. It did this through the 6 years I owned it. Replaced 3 batteries in 6 years, $300+ each. Water pump and timing belt busted on me at 60,000 miles.3 engine hoses replaced because they are made out of plastic and burned. VW dealers are incompetent and steal your money. Tranny began to fail and wouldn't shift gears. VW dealers say trannies never need oil changes, it is a lie.

Best Features

Ball-Toy-Like shaped exterior, leg room in front seats, easy to park anywhere.

Worst Features

EVERYTHING! Better engine parts-cheap plastic shouldn't be used for an engine, entire interior design-stop using trash to build interior, better transmission-trannies go to hell after 80,000 when the warranty expires, better electrical system overall. I will never buy a VW ever again!
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