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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Wagon
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By ihatecarpayments
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS VR6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Typical Jetta problems: car was routinely in shop. Either for annoying exterior hardware/mechanical issues (driver window continually fell off track) or for major electrical issues. Radio stopped working which we then noticed the horn didn't work. We were told that to fix the radio we needed to replace the steering wheel. And this would not ensure the radio would work after this. Engine sputtered and shuddered one day on a road trip which required an emergency stop at a garage to get O2 sensor replaced. Bottom line: VW does not stand by their own cars. They would just simply respond as if this is to be expected from a VW. They suggested we buy a new one.


Best Features

VR6 is fun to drive.


Worst Features

Better hardware and reliability needed.


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Don't want my wife driving this one..
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By sellingmyvw
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS VR6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this 02 Wagon about 6
months ago and have put about 16000
miles on her since then. Not really
what I had expected. The temperature
light comes on all the time. The doors
froze shut in the winter and the 20 mpg
on the highway is killing me. I went to
fold down the back seats today and the
bottom part of the back seats hits the
front seats. Ya have to be pretty small
to drive and have the seats down at the
same time.

Overall...not a very good car.


Best Features

Monsoon sound system. This is the only good feature.


Worst Features

How bout putting and Overdrive in this thing. That would take the mpg higher than 20 on the highway.


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I got lesss than i expected, way less...
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By Frodzilla
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS VR6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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I have had this vechile for about 18
months. I have had to have the
transmission worked on twice and it is
still slipping. The power windows
never seem to work right and tend to
fall down when you are trying to close
them. I am very disappointed in this
car. If i wanted to purchase a car
that was this faulty i would have
bought a cheaper one. I love the way
this car looks and the way it handles,
when the transmission isn't slipping,
but i wish i had known about these
problems prior to spending $26,000 +.


Best Features

I love the monsoon sound system this car comes with. At least (so far) it is the only thing i haven't had a problem with.


Worst Features

They need to revamp the electrical system to work out the bugs and take a closer look at the transmissions.


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Not a reliable car
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By madatedmunds
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS VR6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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3rd time trying to post this - maybe
Edmunds is screening??? The car is fun
to drive, is good-looking and powerful,
but a pain in the butt. Problems with
brakes, windows falling out, oxygen
sensors (plural!), stereo, A/C, you
name it. There is a reason the labor
is cheaper in Mexico. Maybe the car is
DESIGNED in Germany, but it isn't MADE
in Germany. Unfortunately a test drive
will not reveal the problems; living
with the car will though.


Best Features

Power, handling, exterior appearance.


Worst Features

Reliability, across the board. Have the car assembled by people who know what they're doing, or at least paid enough to care.


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Lemon
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By Jane Ricci
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS VR6 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

We have been very dissatisfied with our
2000 VW Jetta. We bought the top of
the line Jetta because we thought we
would have it forever, but are selling
it in less than two years. Broken
things have included: sunroof (got
stuck open and pieces began falling
out), cup holder, six changer CD
player, left back door wouldn't open,
front grill pieces. Malfunctions
include: mass air flow system,
electronic power control, emmissions
system, and engine problems.


Best Features

Can't judge this book by it's cover. Looks beautiful, but inside is just falling apart.


Worst Features

Improve reliabilty. Don't ever buy a Jetta uless you have a significant warranty (bumper to bumper). New mechanics!! The mechanic (VW dealership) left the lug nuts off of my car after a regular check-up and I went driving off the lot and lost my wheel going down the road.


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