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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