2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Sport 1.8T from North America
Great car except for the smell
Crayon smell inside the car after 6 months old.
Check engine light always turning on. Error code says - bank one catalyst below threshold.
I already have the solution for the crayon smell, but I don't know where to write it to help people out.
I love the car itself coz this is the 3rd Beetle I had since 1998.
Rides great and pretty fast.
However after a while it starts to smell of crayon, and it gives me headaches.
That's why I traded in my 2000 Beetle, coz of the smell.
The fix is at the end of the carpet in front, under the dashboard, you will see it if you look under, at the end of the carpet, the insulation is like a cardboard and under is insulation... that cardboard like is made of wax. Peel that off like vinyl tile and smell it. What I did, I peeled most of it, leaving the insulation. Got the smell 90% out even. You have to peel it off up to the duct and firewall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd October, 2006