• (4.0) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,506$7,470
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26-45
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take on the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take

Early in 2002, a sporty new Turbo S edition of the New Beetle joined the lineup. This model is equipped with a turbocharged, high-output, 180-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed-manual transmission. Meanwhile, the New Beetle with the turbocharged, 150-hp, 1.8-liter engine ... Read Full Report


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Any way you drive it, the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle is a rolling contradiction.Cute, quick, lovable, no longer psychedelic, hardly-like-the-original, but ... a contradiction.Where the reincarnated Beetle (unveiled at the 1998 Detroit Auto Show) was meant to spark nostalgia, the New Beetle Turbo S, unwrapped for '02, is meant for speed.It's small, yet incredibly safe. It's a... Read full review for the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

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What a Winner!

by RBDub from Missouri on June 25, 2010

I recently bought a diesel 2002 Beetle with 198K and it runs like a champ! Exterior has held up well and interior is like new! The gas mileage is AWESOME: 40 mpg highway, 36-37 mpg in town. I've put 6... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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