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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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My very first new car
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By jessicavafl
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The 1.8T has great pick up and is very
sassy. The monsoon sound system is ok,
but it could be better. I have however
experienced a few problems. First,
both of my front power windows broke
(of course, one at a time but both on a
Saturday night in the rain) which was
quite frustrating, which I have come to
find out is a common VW problem. Also,
I had an electrical problem that
drained my battery and put my car in
the shop for about 5 day. I also have
the tip tronic system which is fun
todrive after having to drive a
standard for the past three years.
Although I have had a few problems, I
love my Jetta and feel I made a good
choice.


Best Features

I love the blue lights on the dash and the sound of the turbo charging up.


Worst Features

The drink holders block the view of the radio and the CD player, so every time I go to change a CD, I must first take my drinks out and close the drink holder.


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Jetta 2002; bad reliability
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By jgd
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My experiance has been disappointing.
With just 5800 miles on the car I
needed two coilpack replacemaents and a
new engine computer. Not to mention
replaced window regulators and armrest
locks, twice!. Also a recall for the
ABS system. The car was in the shop for
no less than 50 days since I started
the lease. I will pursue Lemon Law.


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I Urge YOU to look elsewhere
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By nate dawg
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Oh the problems and headaches this car
has caused me. Poor cupholder design.
Both front windows have fell down. (the
dealer told me it was the heat in
HOUSTON and this is the only city it
happens in LOL)evertime I brought it in
to get the oil changed, I have
mentioned the windows and door panels
rattling. He claims he's never heard of
this car doing that. (I should have
suspected something when everytime I go
into the dealership they never have the
same people working)Busted air coolant
hose on the way back from AUSTIN. Dash
lights going out at night. Don't think
about putting in your own sound system.
THE WORST...It's a gas guzzler.


Best Features

Dash lights (when working)Fun to drive. Runs great. Looks great. Heated seats.


Worst Features

Too many too be made. They would have to stop making this car for a year just to get all of the kinks out.


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My 02 1.8T...
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By Vocus
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I have had my car for about 14 months
now, and managed to put almost 30,000
miles on it. I love the car alot! The
power is great, the interior comfort
wonderful. What I didn't like was the
countless trips to the dealer to fix
rattles in the car when I first got it.
They shouldn't have been there, VW Q&A
should have caught it. VW did treat me
very well though, but still it was
uncalled for.

A couple of improvements I would like
to see: A stiffer, more sophisticated
suspension to reduce body lean, as well
as a roomier rear seat.


Best Features

I like the power, the interior decor, and the feel of the car. Feels very safe and secure to me.


Worst Features

More rear seat room, better quality control at the point of assembly, better and more sophisticated suspension system.


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My Dream Come True
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By Sprawler
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

As far as I can remember, VW has
always been a part of my life. I grew
up with a '77 Bug. At 16 years old,
my first car was an '82 Rabbit
convertible, and now, at 23, I drive a
2002 Jetta GLI. This is my realistic
dream car - affordable, yet undeniably
awesome! It is everything I could
want - power, looks, comfort - all
neatly packaged on 4 17" wheels. If
you are planning to purchase a new
sedan, you owe it to yourself to test
drive a Jetta GLI first.


Best Features

2.8L 6cyl 200hp engine and a sweet 6 speed manual transmission


Worst Features

the location of the cup holders is inconvenient (blocking the radio)


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