Is the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2002 New Beetle Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including GLX 1.8T, GLS, GL, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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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), and GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A). Pre-owned New Beetle Hatchback models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2002 New Beetle Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback?
Price comparisons for used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:
The used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T is priced around $6435 with average odometer reading of 59838 miles.
The used 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced around $3650 with average odometer reading of 108062 miles.
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Vehicle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Review 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!