2002 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Beetle Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Volkswagen Beetle against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    Horrible Car! — Performance: acceleration was good, the handling was good, brakes were ok Build quality: Way too many repairs needed on this car. Within the first 2 months of owning I spent about $1500 on fixing it. In the 3 years I owned it I spent about $5000 on repairs. It was a fun car to drive but way too many problems than you would expect for a VW. Would NEVER recommend any type of VW to a friend.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: Too many repairs needed

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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    Stylish, Perfomance And Safety Built In One Car ! — this car is built like a German tank!!! i had one accident and wrote off a guys car and all mine had was a crack in the number plate!!! i like everything about this car. but it takes bloody ages to de-mist the front window lol.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everything

    Cons: if you have crap spacial awaeness...STAY AWAY! the dashbored is as big as my bed lol. but...you get used to it.

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport Review
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    It's The Dogs! — This car is the dogs b*llocks! It's 2.3 V5 engine is really impressive, everyone thinks its a normal Beetle, until I press the accelerator and she takes off! It looks funky, especially with its unique alloy wheels. Volkswagen's rule, they make the most amazing cars, I'd had several VW's and not one has ever let me down.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cos I can beat everyone off the lights, lol

    Cons: Nothing!

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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    If Everybody Had One Biodiesel Would Be Everywhere For ~$1/gallon — 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! build quality-a few warranteed bits early on appearance-its been through the same hurricanes we all have&has a few well earned scrapes&scratches,with the back seat down its my truck!(hauling home renovation/repair/rehab/junkie business around!)its like a timex..takes a lickin'&keeps on tickin'!!!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: one of the best as a daily driver

    Cons: only you are like 6ft 3+or300+lbs./its spacious

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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    2002 New Beetle Gls - Slugbug Awesomeness — This is probably the most fun car I've ever had. While the 2.sl0 engine isn't the peppiest without a turbo, it certainly can get up and go when it needs to. The best thing - it is so incredibly roomy for the driver and passenger.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Color, Comfort

    Cons: No turbo in this model

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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    Very Fun Car!! — It's a lot of fun and had some great options... sunroof, heated seats, etc. Lots of great memories in this car as well. The one problem for sure is that there isn't a cd player available as well as it's expensive to fix!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: They're actually a lot sportier than you would think!

    Cons: no CD player available!!

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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    Jordyn's Bug — Everyone who knows me, knows that i have had ALOT of problems with my car. Fortunately for me, they have all been covered under warranty for the most part. Despite all of the electrical and other problems, i still LOVE my car. i know that i will buy a bug again in the future when i trade this one in.

    Pros: Cute, Stylish, Compact

    Cons: Some electical problems

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport Review
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    New Beetle Sport, Still Fun After Six Years And Counting. — In the fall of 2002 I decided to downsize from my Lincoln MkVIII. I was really looking for a Subaru WRX when I spotted my Reflex Silver New Beetle Sport on the lot. The Sport model features the 150 HP version of the 1.8T (Volkswagen/Audi) engine and is absolutely loaded with all the options (except auto trans) and has unique 17 inch wheels which feature body-color trim inserts. This car is very much what you could call a "sleeper" because on the road the only outward sign of performance potential is the automatic rear spoiler, which pops up at over 45 mph. A peak under the fuel cap will show two recommended tire pressure ranges, for sustained speeds of less than 100 mph and over 100 mph. I had considered trading up to the 170 hp Turbo model, or the more powerful Audi TT, but have found for $1,400 and about six hours of greasy fingers and busted knuckles I can upgrade the turbo and re-flash the ROM to end up with about 270 hp. I would also recommend putting on a set of Bridgestone RE 960 AS tires. They're awesome in all kinds of weather.

    Pros: Fun to drive, great seats, great brakes, lots and lots of highway go power.  Gets lots of compliments after six years.

    Cons: Mileage could be better (it's a turbo thing), poor design causes the driver seat to wear out on the outside edge, car washes can be mean to the silver wheel paint.

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL Review
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    My Beetle Bug :) — 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 insisde although it doesn't look like it. It is a blast to drive. The gas mileage is great and the maintenance is not too bad considering it is a German vehicle.

    Pros: fun, cute, cheap on gas!

    Cons: recall issues and electrical

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    New Beetle Turbos — You cant mistaken the New Beetle for any other car on the road. 6 Speed, 180hp, two tone leather seats, 17" delta X alloy rims that dont come on any other model VW. Unique front and rear bumper and a rear spoiler that goes up at 45mph and down again when you stop.

    Pros: 6 speed, fast

    Cons: Blind spots

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Best Bug Ever By Sean

    I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Just Fun By HEADBANGER

    It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

    My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

    I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

    Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

    Super Sassy By kristig123

    This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    My Favorite Car By Sheunique

    I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

    An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

    What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

    This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

    This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

    The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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