2002 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Great car, burns some oil

2002 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Great car, burns some oil
By uhermes on


2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


The Jetta 2002 Wagon is my first new
car that I bought. I really like it
(handling, gas consumption, design).

The only problem that I ran into is its
consumption of oil on my 2.0l engine.
The dealership tells me it is okay to
burn up to a quart every 1000miles. My
car burns about half of that. This
sounds more like these old two stroke
East German engines.
No new car should burn oil (after the
first 1000miles), this is ridiculous!

As a native German, I can't believe
that VW is telling this to its
customers here. After completing my
offical oil consumption test, I will
get the "1qt/1000miles" statement in
writing and call Wolfsburg!

Best Features

Handling Design Gas consumption (30mpg city/hwy combined)

Worst Features

No oil burning Cup holders Leg space in the back Ease of flipping down the back seats Rear bumper protection from scratching
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