2002 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Unreliable yet built like a ta
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2002 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLX 4Motion Wagon (2.8L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
Unreliable yet built like a tank
By weatherman07 on

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)

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This is my second Passat wagon - I'm trying to sell it. I have no idea why I decided to subject myself to another used VW after my experience with the first one. Don't get me wrong - new/nearly new (3-4 years old) VWs are great cars; they're reliable, luxurious..etc. But after they hit the 5 year mark, they go to hell. I heard a saying once that a check engine light is a beacon to let you know you're driving a VW, and that certainly rings true. It's always on and always very expensive to fix. The car does feel very solid and is good in the snow. The engine is slow to accelerate and gets mediocre gas mileage.

Favorite Features

Paint color (Colorado Red), heated seats, sunroof, AWD.

Suggested Improvements

Should be way more reliable (German engineering my ass!), faster, better gas mileage.
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