2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S

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New Car with wife- Windows Tinted 20% :-) This was a VW Certified Pre-owned car purchased from Dwight Harrison VW, our sales consultant Tom Board even showed my wife how to drive it in the parking lot, she had never driven a stick but knew this was the car she wanted. If you are in the market for a car or need parts/service in the metro Atlanta area, the guys at Dwight Harrison are great...


Interior-Notice VW Flower and Eclipse CD/MP3 Player

Motor: 1.8L , 20 valve Turbo 4

EIP Short shifter installed (Street series, 31% reduction)

EIP Rear Mount takes the factory slop out without vibration

aFe air filter from AMS installed- This is a reusable drop in filter that works with the factory airbox. Click HERE for Testand air filter test results.

New Flik Lex 18"x8" with Toyo Tires

Euro badges front and rear

Rear Spoiler

Passport 8500 X50 hard wired, functions as voltage guage between alerts. Uniden Beartracker scanner also hard wired and mounted,alerts for transponder signals within 3-mile radius

VDO Vision Boost/Vacuum guage- waiting for aluminum trim rings for finished look

No use for the "snowbox" in ATL....couple of fender liner screws (T20) and 2 bolts and it is out, motor breathing easier. Take a look at how restrictive this is:

The End

Due to numerous problems with water leaks from seals and A/C (and wife's frustration), this car was recently traded for a new Jetta GLi. This beetle got LOTS of looks and was a great car mechanically and lots of fun (other than the leaks)....



Turbo S Reviews:

Road & Track- April 2002

Road & Track 2002 Retro Hatch Comparison

Motor Trend - March 2003

Edmunds.com - December 2001

The Car Connection - December 2001

VWVortex - December 2001

Forbes - December 2001

Girl Racer - January 2002

Elepent Scribbles - January 2002  


VW Maintenance Schedule:

Download 2004 Schedule (.pdf)

Online Schedule  


VW Related Documents/Files/Links:

Online VW Parts Catalog

Your VW and Aftermarket Parts- From VWOA (.pdf)

VWOA Approved Engine Oil 502.00 (.jpg)

APR EMCS Owner's Manual (.pdf)

AFE Air Filter Cleaning and Oiling Procedure (.pdf)

MKIV Sunroof Drain Maintenance by VW Vortex's VgRt6 (.pdf)

2002 VW Beetle Turbo S Commercial (3.5MB, Quicktime)