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#1 of 5 VW new beetle GLS 2002 vs Honda Civic EX 2002
Jan 15, 2002 (3:38 pm)
Which one is better?
I heard about VW's problems in town hall.
Is it still happen at beetle 2002?
Civic has a little problem, but I don't like it's interior.
I prefer new beetle than civic.
Can you help me to decide which one I should buy?
#2 of 5 Hi jtpram- Welcome to the Hatchbacks Message Board!
Jan 15, 2002 (10:14 pm)
Well, one thing to consider is the VW Beetle does have a longer/better warranty than the Honda Civic. Perhaps that would help offset any concerns you may have about reliability.
In addition to the feedback here, you should also try comparing these vehicles in Edmunds' side-by-side Vehicle Comparison. Good luck with your decision.
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#3 of 5 And....
Jan 16, 2002 (5:33 am)
Yes, the Civic will offer more interior space, including people hauling capabilites. The Beetle is a perfect two seater. (just keep the rear seat folded down). If you're comparing the 2.0L Beetle to the Civic, the Civic will give you better fuel economy. Go TDI (which I'm going for in a Golf) or 1.8T. Yes, the Beetle will be more expensive (granted it comes if stuff not available in the Civic).
In short, if you don't plan on carrying rear passengers, go for the Beetle. If you need to haul people, consider the VW stablemates also, the Jetta, Golf, & GTI.
Jan 16, 2002 (10:46 am)
Thanks for your advise guys.
The problem is I just have a budget 17.5 K.
That is the max price that I can afford.
Yesterday I also looked for Camry 2001.
The price is same with GLS and EX too.
So? Is Camry 2001 better than they?
#5 of 5 what are your needs?
Jan 16, 2002 (3:38 pm)
if you need to regularly carry more than 2 people, get the civic or camry.
if you want to have a relatively trouble-free experience with your vehicle, get the civic or camry.
the beetle is probably more "fun-to-drive" than these two, but you have to pay for that (in terms of total ownership cost).
not to confuse you, but if it was me, I'd probably get a used 5-speed Maxima SE.