Used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

$4,595 - $4,595
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

2002 Highlights

A Turbo S model debuts, motivated by a 180-horsepower version of VW's1.8-liter turbo engine teamed with a six-speed manual gearbox. Other exclusives for the Turbo S include Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), a slightly stiffer suspension, 17-inch "Delta X" alloy wheels, revised turn signals and foglights, a front spoiler, a redesigned rear bumper with Turbo S badging and brushed alloy interior accents. Additionally, a rear spoiler will deploy from the hatch when these special Bugs reach 45 mph. Exterior paint for the S is limited to Reflex Silver, Black, Red and Platinum Gray. Later in the year, a Sport model debuts -- it's essentially a GLS 1.8T with a five-speed manual, 17-inch wheels, leather interior and a Sport badge on the deck lid. Changes for the rest of the lineup are minor: New colors such as limited-edition Snap Orange and Riviera Blue further enhance the Beetle's eye-candy appeal, and 16-inch wheels with 205/55 tires are now standard across the board. For 2002, all-new Volkswagen vehicles come standard with an improved four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, up from two years/24,000 miles. In addition, Volkswagen offers a fully transferable limited powertrain warranty that covers five years or 60,000 miles.


  • Cute yet classic styling, excellent crash-test scores, affordably priced, turbo models are fun to drive, available six-speed manual and stability control with Turbo S model.


  • Compromised rear seat/cargo capacity compared to Golf.

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Used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2002 Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Red Black73,061 miles
Used 2002Volkswagen New BeetleTurbo S
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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Dealer Notes

**CERTIFIED BY CARFAX- NO ACCIDENTS AND ONE OWNER!**, **MOONROOF**, **HEATED LEATHER SEATS**, SUPER LOW MILES!, Black w/Leather Trimmed Seating Surfaces. Odometer is 54308 miles below market average! New Price! 30/23 Highway/City MPG Red 2002 Volkswagen Beetle S Turbo FWD 6-Speed Manual 1.8L I4 SMPI DOHC

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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic6-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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More Reliable than my Bmw, Benz, Range Rover
The Beetle is so cheap to operate it makes it worth keeping. I was a car dealer that mostly bought high end European vehicles and they all had issues. Ding, and another message would appear with an expensive issue. After leaving the business, I rented a friend's 2002 Beetle GL with 112,700 miles for $150 a month until I financed a Benz or Bimmer, that never happened. I bought it for $1,000, replaced the timing belt and waterpump. $10 gets 100+ miles, oil changes are $22, tires are $53, I now have 160,000 miles. It's so easy to clean, and the yellow paint is bright and holds up well. Interior plastics break, there's rattles, it's slow, but who cares it gets me everywhere and barely costs me a dime. I baby it to death, wax it, only run chevron but no premium gas and I don't use synthetic but will now cause I want to just keep it going. I recently sold the Beetle at 167,000 miles for $3,000 and got back every penny I spent on it, bought a Jetta. The beetle is still going strong in the West part of Phx. Buy a manual GL!
My little turd
Let me start off by saying that I've owned 2 New beetles, one 1998 and my current is 2002. 4 years and a hundred thousand miles really make a difference. I've always been a huge fan of the shape, but driving one is a great experience. What it lacks in power, it makes up for in handling. The car handles like new, very sturdy, minimal vibrations, smooth over most terrains and has good traction in all weather types (granted, I did put new tires on the car recently). Though engine noise is audible, it is not very bothersome, especially at higher speeds where the car really shines. Going 70 mph and over is very smooth in the car. The interior is made of cheap plastic parts that break often, but replacements are easily found online or you can paint the chipping plastic yourself like I have. The seats are extremely comfortable in the front seats, the same cannot be said for the backseats, especially if you are over 5'9. Even though the car has limited room for backseat passengers, the rear seats fold down to create a large amount of cargo space which is very nice. I've also read a lot reliability issues and reviews about this car and similar years, but I have yet to experience any huge problems *knocks on wood.* I have kept up on oil changes and regular maintenance and have found this car to have a very reliable engine. Ive paid for new headlight bulb, new tires, transmission fluid change, brake pads and rotors all around and to have my heater core replace. Mind you this is over the span of about 2 years and about 20,000 miles. I've never had a problem with my car and I will continue to drive it, as it is very eye catching and gets great gas mileage. UPDATE 6/17 - I've now had the car for 3 years and 40,000+ miles. Recently everything started to break so I had to adjust my reliability score. New throttle body, 4 DIFFERENT mass air flow sensors, ignition coil, spark plugs and wires, control arms, ball joints, struts, shocks, alternator, all 3 engine mounts, serpentine belt and tensioner, catalytic converter and full cat-back exhaust system...and I'm sure I'm missing a few. Literally driving me nuts with the repairs, thinking of selling for something a bit newer.
Think Twice
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.
Used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Overview

The Used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback is offered in the following styles: GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

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