2002 Volkswagen Passat Ratings

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Volkswagen Passat 2002
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    2002 Volkswagen Passat

    Great vehicle

    Pros: Driving

    Cons: Changing cv joint

    Just needs a cv joint changed

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: interior design

    Cons: Dependability... if you want a dependable car, this is not it!!!!!!!!!!

    Advice: DO NOT BUY VOLKSWAGEN

    BEWARE: this make/model is a lemon! I bought this car brand new, and have already dumped 4k into the car and at 35,000 miles have been told I now need a new engine because of oil sludge. For more info: myvwlemon.com

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLX (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: vents in sunroof for air circulation

    Cons: to much variance in speed when using cruise comtrol

    Advice: buy it you will love it

    the most driver friendly auto I have ever owned.

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLX (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: Design outside and inside, trunk room w/folded rear seats

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: Find the best price and enjoy the car

    Great driving experience. Road handling +++. There are , Yes, electrical problems (power seat, mirrors foldings,AC,) But it's considered to be minor, it never stops you from driving. I have 60000 K in 3 years

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLS V6 (M5) FWD Wagon

    Pros: Handling and performance

    Cons: It is completely lacking in storage space!

    Advice: Make sure you have an extended warranty

    The handling on this car is excellent. Highway driving is easy at any speed. It handles great in the city as well. The only complaint in this department is it seems to want to downshift quicker than it needs to at a stop. I have had this checked and was told nothing was wrong with the transmission, it just handles this way. The sunroof also leaked when we got a really hard rain, the drains clogged and had to be cleaned and the pads under the carpet replaced. High pollen content probably the cause of this I was told. I did have to have the front axle replaced at about 60,000 miles, warranty took care of of all this though. Overall, it is a good car.

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLX (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: a 3-way tie: 4MO handling , Monsoon sound, plush interior.

    Cons: I'm thinking, I.'m thinking.

    Advice: Look up not down or across for comparables.

    Looked long and hard at a 2002 A4. Loved it, but alas, no room in the back seat. Turned next to the A6, but Consumer Reports survey pooh-poohed reliabilty. Then discovered VW/GLX/4MO. Same 2.8 V6, same AWD transmission, plus rated more reliable by CR, more crashworthy by IIHS. Says I,why spend more for less? One ignition coil failure early on (?? not supposed to be a problem with the V6??) but smooth sailing for 20k miles since. As for the much criticized dealer service, delighted to say remains as yet barely tested.

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat - GLX (M5) FWD Sedan

    Pros: Monsoon stereo system

    Cons: ac not adequate for florida's climate

    Advice: Look at the Jaguar,Infiniti and lexus

    This vehicle is overrated!I own A GLX acceleration is good(must use premium gas)and handling is acceptable. The weaknesses are poor build quality and noisy interior. Build quality issues:6 trips to 3 different dealers before the a/c was fixed(still adequate at best), a damaged headliner and 4 headlights in first 20,000 miles.More importantly the dealerships and corprate office DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMER!