2002 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Should have bought another BMW

2002 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Should have bought another BMW
By jennmc3 on


2002 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


My husband has always loved Volkswagen,
until I bought him his first american
version. Major problems began at 3K
miles and have continued ever since.
Replaced all ignition coils (some of
them twice) all before the recall,
replaced secondary air pump 5 times in
the last two years with intervals of
11, 9, 6, and 3 months apart, window
clip recall, monsoon CD broken, seat
handles break off, turn signal indicator
continually falls out. $28,000 for a
true lemon.

Best Features

Horsepower, when car is functioning.

Worst Features

Volkswagen has taken too many shortcuts, plastic parts, cheap labor, buying parts from so many manufacturers without accountability and not trying to compensate with service, not standing behind product.
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