2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Reviews

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on January 19, 2002

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on January 19, 2002

The scene was surreal. Dozens of identical silver New Beetles were roaring around the curves of a grand prix track at Bob Bondurant's driving school.Yes, roaring. And to an accompaniment of sh... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on February 23, 2002

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on February 23, 2002

Take a close look at this cute little Beetle - it has pincers and it bites.While the Volkswagen New Beetle has now been around long enough not to cause necks to snap any more, it still brings a smi... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on February 24, 2002

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on February 24, 2002

When it first came back to life five years ago, the Volkswagen New Beetle faced a two-part question that was fairly simple: Could it maintain its distinct and beloved insect profile and at the same... Read full review


Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on February 28, 2002

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on February 28, 2002

The problem with creating a hot new product like the Volkswagen New Beetle and the Chrysler PT Cruiser is figuring out how to top them year after year. Keeping a product fresh is tough - after the ... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on March 20, 2002

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on March 20, 2002

When it came time to shell out for a personal vehicle, we chose a bright yellow 2000 New Beetle, a nostalgic pick for two Baby Boomers who were both former Beetle owners. The only members of the fa... Read full review

Our view: 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

By Jason Stein on May 13, 2002

Our view: 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

By Jason Stein on May 13, 2002

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... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 17, 2001

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 17, 2001

VW Beetle Turbo S A Beetle with spunk. The "New" Beetle appeared in March 1998, after nearly a 20-year absence from the U.S. With that '99 Beetle, VW brought out a modernized update that looke... Read full review