2002 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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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    Rhaun
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    2002 Vw Beetle Will Not Start Up!

    So my VW beetle 2002, fuel injected 2.0 was running like crap. Seemed like it was loosing power all the time, lugging and making weird noises. Finally I said enough and tried to solve the problem,...

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    Edwina Matthews
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    My 2002 Vw Bettle Will Start But Won't Go Into Gear

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
    aroadscholar
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    02 Beetle 6 Speed Manual Trans. Push Down On Shift Lever And Left For Rever...

    I have been driving my 02 beetle when all of a sudden I cant get in reverse. And now 1st is where reverse should be. Push down on shift lever then left and up. Can any one tell me what I need to do to...

    17 views with no answers yet
    luvbugs_cats
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    I Have A 2002 New Beetle And Have Noticed It Pinging A Lot. Not Always When...

    Car is a four cylinder five speed manual transmission.

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Smule7
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    Can't Get Motor To Run After Engine Swap

    Son's timing belt broke & destroyed engine. Bought another engine. Motor turns over everything works but won't run. Any help would be greatly appreciated Engine is a 1.9 diesel in an '02 Beetle

    17 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)