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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 1114 Ratings for the 1998 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.6/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Reliable and Boogies along.

By on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,010

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable, fast, & "PUNCH BUGGIE" folks love it!"

Cons: "Tight under the hood & in back seat. small trunk."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This vehicle was purchased used February 2011 from a Chevy dealer. The mileage was 46,841. The MPG averages 24 in the city or on highway. No difference. Bought an 3 yr extended protection plan. Did use it once for A/C compressor. Regarding emissions, it took 2 attempts 78,401. It passed after replacement of oxygen sensor, upper pres. tube & upper pres. hose between air pump and flap valve. Regarding design: Under the hood, things are tight and parts such as headlamps are hard to reach. Work done on the vehicle has been pretty much routine. Regarding the cabin: The front passenger area is roomy and sporty. The back seat and trunk area could have been better thought out, as they have been in the beetles I have recently looked at. This vehicle has been reliable and believe it or not, it boogies along!"

Great Car but shift problems

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,330

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun beautiful car"

Cons: "small"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've read a lot about this car and alot of people have been having transmission problems. Otherwise it's an amazing car!"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

This car has been the best Bug ever!!

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Cons: "It's a standard"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned this car since 2003, it has been nothing but good minimal very minimal brake downs maybe once every 3 years if that. I bought it with 16k on it and now am looking for a newer one that is an automatic, I am tired of shifting after 11 years or I would keep it because it is still in very good shape and mechanical shape."

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Good for a starter

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun to drive- good gas saver"

Cons: "malfunctions at older age and higher miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Bought this car and have loved it some problems but that's expected with the age,cup holder design is annoying but it's better than none,definitely a good used car for teenagers and young adults that don't have kid's,males should steer clear of the newer ones and especially the convertibles unless they like paying a fortune for insurance."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

I will never buy a volkswagon again.

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 288,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Expensive to fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This car was a great first car! Until I put a little bit of miles on it. Granted every car has its wear and tear but once something falls apart.. everything falls apart. My gas tank flap wont open now due to an electrical problem which means the trunk, charger jack, and windows do not function properly either. The electrician told me I would be better off buying a new car rather than replacing it because its value isnt worth the repairs. This care is expensive in every aspect."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

good gas milage, fun to drive, snappy little car,

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun to drlive"

Cons: "expenslive to work on"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"lots of leg room, somewhat hard to get into, especially if you are like me and over weight. gas mileage is good"

12 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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