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Used Volkswagen Ratings

Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.

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    5/7/2002 2:46:19 PM

    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: Dash board and speed.

    Cons: Nothing.

    Advice: Test it out, bargain. buy it, don't do the lease.

    I purchased my 1.8 about a week ago and love it. Quiet and great pickup. I've owned several cars but this one is the best by far. I like the ride and the speed.

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    5/6/2002 7:12:42 PM

    2002 Volkswagen GTI - L (M5)

    Pros: The 1.8T engine

    Cons: lack of trip computer.

    Advice: Buy it you'll love it.

    Great fun to drive. Handling and breaks feel very good. Feels very nimble. Fit and finish are great. Lots of standard features and option list completes the car very nicely.

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    4/29/2002 10:48:01 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLX (EOP Week 40) (M5) Sedan

    Pros: VR62004v Lot's of motor

    Cons: Rear leg room and headroom is inaducate (too small)

    Advice: negociate price

    Has balls. New 200 hp 4 valves per cylindar. Tiptronic allows for both luxury and sporty driving.

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    4/26/2002 11:31:01 AM

    2002 Volkswagen GTI - VR6 (EOP 9/16/01) (M5)

    Pros: Rain Sensing Wipers

    Cons: no indash 6 disc changer

    Advice: If you want the combinationg of performance and luxry get it fully loaded

    I've always wanted this car growing up and thorugh my Teenage years. Finally after I needed to trade in my 93 Passat wagon I didn't even look at other cars. I had the GTI VR6 in mind from the start. I did look at other cars online but already knew my choice. The minute I got in the car for a test drive it fit like a glove. I can't say that about many cars I've been in or test driven. also this Car has the Punch to keep up when you want it. It feels like the car was meant for driving. It just wants to go. I got it Fully loaded. 17' wheels and all. The wheels make the car for sure, as well and improve the Handleing. There is nothing but good things I have to say about this car. It is also FUN to Drive.

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    4/25/2002 2:57:38 PM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Look and Reliable

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Great Car

    Had a 1986 Volkswagen Golf with 200,000mi on it and now 1994 with 140,000 which runs like new and just bought a 2002 Jetta. With past experences with volkswagens,that why I purchased another one.

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    4/24/2002 1:13:21 PM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS L (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Turbo!!! & side curtain airbags

    Cons: Seats attract lint

    Advice: Negotiate the price!!

    Car drove excellent, the turbo is fantastic, lots of pep throughout the powerband. The car has a larger car feel to it.

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    4/21/2002 9:35:19 AM

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta - GLS TDI (M5) Wagon

    Pros: spunky feel of the turbo-diesel engine makes it a joy.

    Cons: If you can get past the purchasing/negotiating process, the car is worth it

    Advice: take a test drive in the the german-built diesel wagon, you will be suprised

    So far my wagon tdi has been superb in many ways...mileage, driving fun, fit and finish, and lots of cargo room. Also rear curtain airbags give extra secure feeling(kids in back). Tdi wagons as far as i know are only built in germany, so maybe quality concerns only apply to mexican-built VW's.