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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,150
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,968
10 listings nationwide

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible

For 2002, its final model year, the Volkswagen Cabrio received only a few minor upgrades, such as the addition of the Reflex Silver exterior color scheme, which was combined with a gra...

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
GuruL74WP writes:
Very nice car.
Tlbt10 writes:
Fun car. Reliable.
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Eos better.
"Mainly to get updated electronics. But like them both"
365
Fer 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL ConvertibleReview:

Fun Car At Low Cost — Old reliable 2.0 lts engine . Great styling , good quality assemble, average handling , average cos...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
GuruB6J5K writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."

Specs

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 31.1 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 750 lbs 705 lbs
Exterior
Length 160.4 in 168.8 in
Width 66.7 in 71.9 in
Height 56 in 58 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 100.1 in

Available Options

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector

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