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2002 GLS V6 manual
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By ayilar
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Excellent overall. Zero trouble since we bought it 2 years ago. Quiet. Very comfortable on bad roads -- among 2002's, the only car that beats it in cities (for less than 30K) is the C- class Mercedes. Very comfortable on long road trips: a 4-hour nonstop drive leaves one without back ache. Best in cities, where the suspension soaks almost all bumps, and on highways, where the car is stable and averages 30 mpg at a fast clip. Weakest points? City mileage (16 to 18 mpg in clogged traffic) and not really involving to drive on country roads (better than an S60 but the C-class and 325 are more fun).


Best Features

quietness, trunk size


Worst Features

price service more reasonably


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By Driversfound
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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43,000 miles in 18 months and not a single problem. Very comfortable on long trips, and never had it to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.


Best Features

Luxury car with a manual transmission. Stock stereo sounds great


Worst Features

Add a 6 speed manual, CD changer and automatic headlights.


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10X better than the Jetta
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By redsox13
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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The Passat is a lot nicer car than the Jetta- roomier, comfortable, and a lot more trunk space. I will probably purchase another one but maybe th GLX V6.


Best Features

1.8t better thean the 2.0 Jetta. Stylish and sporty at the same time.


Worst Features

Better sound system/speakers.


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Satisfied owner
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By gesfour
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Overall this is a well designed and well executed car. I am very pleased with the quality of the interior materials and the placement of the controls. Unlike many other cars, all of the switchgear is where it should be (or at least where I think it should be). Power is adequate with the turbo four but I do wish that power delivery was more linear. That said, however, I drove the four cylinder and the V6 and couldn't justify the $3000 price premium for the V6 GLS.


Best Features

I love the steering wheel controls and that all controls (except the sunroof switch - corrected in the W8) are illuminated at night. The 5-speed manual is very responsive and good pedal placement has allowed me to work on my heel-toe downshifting. Brakes are great.


Worst Features

More power. The new "aero" windshield wipers were terrible (loud and ineffective) - I voiced my concern to my dealer who switched my wipers and wiper arms back to the "old" style, under warranty -- something VW should consider doing at the factory.


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Best Car!
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By Monstruo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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What a great car! I love the design and the interior. It is beautyful, roomy and very comfortable. I recommend it to all.


Best Features

The four cylinder engine can use more power. City mileage is awful.


Worst Features

Other than mileage and a not so strong engine (it is a heavy car), none.


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