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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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Best Wagon
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By slo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I looked at many small wagons (needed the space for outdoor gear, kids stuff, and trips to the home center) but couldn't find another that compared in ride, performance, and looks. I would rather have a peppy 5-speed than a truck-like SUV and the Passat V-6 fits the bill.


Favorite Features

Good gas mileage (23MPG), fun to drive, sturdy roof racks, heated seats, well lit interior and controls, great head lamps, excellent fit and finish.


Suggested Improvements

$60 wiper refills that squeak, Noisy front end over bumps (2x to the dealer).


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great car!
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By playo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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this car was great when i bought it but i thought the ride was a little soft. i also got used to the power rather quickly. so, i got a turbo chip and now it has 210 hp, 247 ft-lbs of torque, and it's much more fun to drive now. i probably need a larger exhaust to handle the extra pressure from the turbo. i also put on lowering springs, stiffer shocks, a rear anti-sway bar, and 18" Volk wheels. now it's super fun! no problems with the car that haven't been fixed quickly under warranty, and those were very few. great car, especially for the money!


Favorite Features

interior and exterior design, super-fun to drive, handling...


Suggested Improvements

GLX options need to be available on the GLS. wiper blades aren't so great - mine always leave streaks (and yes, they're clean...). more options for suspension, wheels would be nice. USB or Firewire port in the stereo would be great for playing MP3's in the car!


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Good NON-SUV performer
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By MtnDog
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Despite two recalls (ignition coils and fuel tank protection shield) this vehicle has performed very well. Comfortable, fun to drive, solid, spacious, yet nimble quick and quiet inside.


Favorite Features

NOt an SUV. Nothing in particular stands out but its a simple, all- around nice vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Headlights are weak but easy to upgrade. Separate rear hatch unlock is a real hassle! Why not incorporate into all-door unlock feature? Turbo works best with Premium fuel, otherwise significant lag.


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Do NOT buy a VW
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By egrace
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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VW of USA customer service is the worst. Dealerships (both I've been to) are the worst. Reliability is not great. A lemon. Can't wait to sell.


Favorite Features

Nice styling.


Suggested Improvements

Improve customer service and reliability.


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excellant car
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By flyboy 911
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

this car has been our best new car to date .


Favorite Features

traction control


Suggested Improvements

transmission could shift just a bit firmer,but for the average person it is just fine.


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