2002 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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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 GLS 1.8T Review
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    55

    Not Too Shabby At All — For some reason, it has its good days and bad days. Braking still is amazing, handles like a beauty. Build quality, have had a few things go wrong. Various electrical problems. Appearance, black exterior, black leather/ cream custom interior Cost, easy on gas, very easy to maintain...so long as its not an electrical problem Fun factor. my personal road legal go cart

    Pros: very safe, handles like a dream

    Cons: few too many bugs

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    25

    Great Local Driver — Great performance on the street, lacks all the high end power you want for highway driving. Impractical for any long period of time. Overall, great car for the money, blows away all the others in its class in the sprint.

    Pros: Lots of power in the low end

    Cons: Impractical

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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    My Showcar — I love my car :-) It drives very smoothly and I can wrap it between small places :-)

    Pros: sharp

    Cons: not much space for luggage when you have a baby :-)

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    The Beetle... — 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 at the moment. Its deff a chicks car and its not my favorite vehicle in the world but i enjoy it! but with a baby on the way ill be shopping soon! Two doors just aren't gunna make it, although it is surprisingly roomy!!!

    Pros: turbo s 6speed :)

    Cons: im bored with it and it needs a make over!!

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    65

    Nobody Suspects A Thing — 180hp with a twin turbo engine for a 1,800 kg car. This is the better power/weight ratio than most Porsches.

    Pros: nobody suspects a thing

    Cons: everybody wants to race you once you start moving

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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    45

    Fun, Nice Looking, And Sporty! — I love this car. I have had a few issue with it, most of which were still under warranty at the time, but over all I have driven Honda before and this car handles MUCH better and just feels like a nicer car. That being said if you don't get the sport package then you are missing out.

    Owner for 5 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Heated seats! Good on gas, lots of storage cargo room, over all fun car.

    Cons: Have had issues like a hazard switch that went bad three times now in two years.  It's a $35 part but clearly should have been recalled.  Had an EPC switch that troubled me twice as well but that has been fixed.  Little things like that.  I guess the only reason for me that would keep me from buying another one is dealing with the dealership here where I live.  They are nasty and even service centers hate to get parts for me from them.  Otherwise I say get a beetle you'll have fen and look good doing it!

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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    145

    I Can Get Going Really Fast — The automatic transmission of 4 gears is really built well. I love how the brakes and the engine never have any problems in the winter. I love how the car warms up really quick, and I am pretty sure it is this GLS 2.0 series, all i know is it is a 2.0 series

    Pros: Speed
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    Heat
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    Butt Warmers
    Sunroof
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    15.58 gallon gasoline tank

    Cons: No manual tranny
    only 100 HP
    only V4
    not much seat space

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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    25

    Indifferent — As long as my car runs, I don't have a problem with it. However for the past year it has given me too much problem that I can even count.

    Owner for 2 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL Review
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    35

    I Love This Car And The Style Of The Interior And Exterior, Such A Great Look — Let me say first that one would think this car is for females only but not the case. Im a male and the previous owner male also (flower removed) The Beetle handles well, it drive better than I would have ever gave credit for in the snow and in bad weather, a real additional plus for this car. The Beetle is a nice fun drive car however parts a little on the high side.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Great style looks awesome inside and out, bigger car than it looks

    Cons: Gas miles per gallon is ok but I thought it should get even more MPG because of it's small size

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    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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    35

    The Love Bug. — This car is extremely reliable. I have always felt safe driving it because it is very easy to control. The breaks work very well and the car stops immediately. The car is also very fun to drive because it is fast and small. It is very easy to make turns and park in small spaces.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I absolutely love my blue Beetle. It is very reliable and easy to drive. The breaks work really well so you can always count on a quick stop. Unlike popular belief, this car is fast and spacious inside. It has a sunroof!!

    Cons: The interior of the car is made out of plastic and some of the parts have worn out. The driver's side window goes down but it has to be pushed up.

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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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