2002 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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If Everybody Had One Biodiesel Would Be Everywhere For ~$1/gallon by Brian
 — fun,absolutely!!!! perf....mileage!! 40ish@cruisecontrolled speed limit w/ac on "freeze meat"&newish tires.tdi means turbo injected diesel,with almost 80k on it ,still pretty snappy! ... Read More
The Beetle... by Alli32
 — its a 6 speed so itsfun to drive, you can feel the turbo i just wish it has a louder blow off valve... doesnt every one?? There is alot i would like to do for it but i dont have the cash flow for it ... Read More
My Beetle Bug :) by Magdalena
 — I absolutely love my little car except for the electrical problems I had with it in the beginning. Nothing warranty can't fix though :) It's absolutely beautiful inside and out and very roomy insisd... Read More

2002 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle

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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How To Access Emergency Cable Release On 2002 Vw Beetle ( Has No Manual Loc...

Hi, I am in Australia and I have recently purchased a 2002 VW Beetle . It has no manual access lock to the boot for emergency release. The door release and the remote do not work.

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My Epc Light Comes And Goes , My Brakes Lights Also Come And Go

2002 beetle gl having epic issues. Some time all brake lights works, and sometimes the epic lights come on and go off also

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What Is Wrong With My 2002 Volkswagen Beetle?

The buttons on my key stopped working, so I have to be using my key to open the car, but every time I do open the car with my key the emergency lights go off. I am able to turn on the car, but th...

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I Have A 2002 Vw Bettle, The Last 2 Months It's Been Acting Up. Seems More ...

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My 2002 Beetle Pulls As I Accelerate And It Takes Forever To Brake. What Ne...

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