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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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Amanda Newell

My Engine Died. Why?

I was driving and the engine just cut off. I can crank the car but it won't start. Prior to this happening, I was having a little trouble with it shifting into a higher gear sometimes

10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Lisa's Littlecakes

Need Help With Volkswagon Beetle

I'm looking to buy a car for my daughter it's got 114,000 miles on it otherwise body looks great. I just don't know much about this and don't want her spending her money on a piece of crap car..we...

13 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Riff Jami

Can Yall Help Finance

Do yall help find financing

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Robin Temples

02 Vw Bettle Brake Warning Light Won't Go Out

We've got an 02 VW beetle that the brake warning light won't go out on. We've put new brakes/sensors on it, replaced the switch for the brake pedal and checked everything else we can think of. The...

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Tom Cloft

Seat Adjustor Won't Stay Latched In Place On My 2002 Vw Beetle.

Seat adjustor won't stay latched in place on my 2002 VW Beetle. Seems like a cable has stretched and needs to be tightened. How do I take apart the seat to get at the seat mechanism? Tom C

19 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)