2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Think Twice

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Think Twice
By dtown73 on


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


It looked great on the lot. I did my due diligence and had the car checked out prior to purchase - where they found a rear-main leak, bad CV Boot, and some other minor items. All-in-All it seemed like a great vehicle for my teenage daughter. The car was a nightmare - ELECTRICAL problems. I had read that on Edmunds - but ignored it. The ECM was replaced 3 times. My daughter was stranded 6 times over 11 months. Thank GOD i purchased an extended warranty (1yr/12,000miles) for $1,100 (the premium warranty) - which covered (ready for this) $4,652.27 in repairs. Please Think Twice before throwing good money after bad. Traded it yesterday for a 2012 Nissan Versa... never again VW.

Best Features

leather, sporty look, had Audi features (key rolled down windows from outside) sun-roof.

Worst Features

this is supposed to be a vehicle that is affordable - it's easily $500 per trip into the dealership or a specialty shop.
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