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2002 Volkswagen Beetle

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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A few years back, the nostalgic old Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback was released once again in an updated, contemporary format that stayed true to the original design and personality that won the hearts of so many the first time around. Today's New Beetle still sports the rounded "bug" shape and quirky delights like a flower vase inside the cabin, yet it remains a versatile and user-friendly vehicle.

Available Models
A wide array of models are available for 2002 - Volkswagon Beetle GL 2.0L Hatchback, Beetle GLS 2.0 Hatchback, Beetle GLS TDI Hatchback, Beetle GLS 1.8T Hatchback, GLX 1.8T Hatchback, and 2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Hatchback.

Interior Features
The fun cabin of the New Beetle features standard fare that includes CFC-free air conditioning, front and rear integrated door armrests, two rear reading lights, automatic locking feature, and power door locks for central locking system. The impressive list continues with driver and front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors with sliding covers, folding rear seat, rearview mirror control pad with joystick control, and an AM/FM stereo with cassette player and six powerful speakers.

Moving up the ladder, other models add a variety of features like a premium sound system with CD changer, heated front seats, three-spoke padded leather-wrapped steering wheel, soft leather upholstery, and power windows.

Exterior Features
Along with a highly distinctive exterior design, the 2002 Volkswagen Beetle sports plastic front and rear fenders, body color door handles, body color bumpers, front fog lights (GLS 2.0 and up), center high-mounted stop lamp, body color mirror housings, and a roof-mounted amplified flexible black whip antenna. The Beetle Turbo S is equipped with chrome dual exhaust pipes, and both the Turbo S and GLX 1.8T are equipped with a power glass sunroof with tilt and slide feature and heated windshield washer nozzles.

In the performance department, the Beetle GL 2.0L and GLS 2.0L come with a 2.0-litre turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that produces 115 horsepower and 122 lb-ft of torque. The Beetle GLS TDI sports a 1.9-litre, turbo-charged direct ignition, four-cylinder engine with an output of 90 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. Up another level, both the Beetle GLS 1.8T and GLX 1.8T feature a 1.8-litre, turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that whips out 150 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission on all of these models is five-speed manual, with optional four-speed automatic transmission.

The VW Beetle Turbo S Hatchback boasts an impressive 1.8-litre, turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 180 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Pretty good for a cute-looking little car! For added fun and excitement, the only transmission available on this puppy is a six-speed manual - great for quick acceleration.

Safety and Security
Every 2002 Volkswagen Beetle is equipped with ABS brakes, hard shell box around the battery for protection, a crash-optimized front end panel, side impact door beams, theft deterrent system, driver air bag, passenger air bag, side impact air bags, three-point seatbelts at outboard seating positions, and child seat tethers and anchors.

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
2.0L I4
115 @ 5,200
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
auto: 23 / 29
manual: 24 / 31

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