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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 30 reviews
Volkswagen upped the ante in 2002 by offering the Beetle in a new trim package, the Turbo S. The fastest Beetle yet, it was powered by VW's 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, with a bump in horsepower from 150 to 180. A new six-speed manual transmission was also part of the package, as were such features as a front spoiler, a redesigned rear bumper, an Electronic Stabilization Program, and special 17-inch wheels.
The rest of the line received only minor upgrades, such as new colors (Riviera Blue, Pastel Green) and larger tires on 16-inch wheels.
The Beetle continued to draw the admiration and enthusiasm of drivers, with new bright colors only adding to the visual appeal of the vehicle. There were a few minor complaints - - about the limited storage space in the trunk and rear seat room, for instance - - but generally drivers were won over by the Beetle's nimbleness, sporty look, and "fun" factor.
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Volkswagen Beetle Questions
Can I Replace My Rear Wheelarch With No Trouble?
My rear left arch above wheel started to bubble a few months ago and now the lacka has started to peel away. I have been quoted £300 to have it repaired and resprayed, although I am curious if it...
Just Changed The Transmission In An 2002 Beetle And You Have To Mess With T...
I changed the transmission in a 2002 Beetle 1.8 turbo, and I'm having problems. You have to shift down to third to get it to read it's in drive on the dash and gear shift, and then it acts like it's...
I Have A 2002 Volkswagen Beetle I Try To Accelerate But Biggs Down Any Clue...
My 2002 Beetle Runs For About 20 Min Then Dies Had A Mifire Replaced Plugs,...
This whole time dealing with the epc crap now gives me a camshaft positioning sensor coke and a speed sensor code what could be the problem