2002 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Don't Buy a VW JEtta

2002 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Don't Buy a VW JEtta
By Paulie PA on


2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I've had this lemon for 16 months, and it has been repaired 8 times for non- routine items. Break booster, transmission control, transmission control, transmission control, window clips, air conditioning, air conditioning, and ignition coils. AND, it still bucks between gears (this is a TURBO). Dealership told me it's fine; VW service rep told me it's fine; people riding in my car say "What's wrong with your car?" I've heard from many people with similar Jetta horror stories. Go with the new Accords or Altimas, trust me! This car is a lemon & I am being forced to pursue legal remedies, which will cost me time, energy, and money.

Best Features

This car looks nice.

Worst Features

This car drives like a 1979 Chevy Nova. And a wide variety of things have gone wrong. Even the service technicians say "You again?". Suggested improvement is to make good on VW claims of fine German engineering and buy back my car.
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