2002 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Frustrated with VW

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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Frustrated with VW
By Joe23456 on


2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I have to be up front and admit that
the Jetta Wagon is fun car to drive.
Unfortunately we have been experiencing
an excessive amount of mechanical
problems. The car has been in and out
of the shop for various repairs, which
have been mostly covered under
warranty. At 62,000 miles (well before
the scheduled 80,000 mile service) the
timing belt slipped which caused a bent
valve and a $5500 repair bill. I would
highly recommend that if you are
considering a VW that you choose a
different car company. If you decide
to buy a VW trade it in before it comes
out of warranty.

Best Features

Fun to drive

Worst Features

Mechanical reliability. The back seats are poorly designed both for comfort ability to fold flat for increased cargo space. The front seats must be moved forward to allow the rear seats to fold flat. The cup holders are an afterthought and not very functional.
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