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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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Great Car!!
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By bjbird2
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS V6 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This car is everything I expected it
to be and more. I love it>
It's had some reliability problems,
but the dealer has been very good
about repairs, offering loaner cars,
etc.


Best Features

The turbo 4 cylinder engine


Worst Features

reliability


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Best Wagon
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By slo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I looked at many small wagons (needed
the space for outdoor gear, kids stuff,
and trips to the home center) but
couldn't find another that compared in
ride, performance, and looks. I would
rather have a peppy 5-speed than a
truck-like SUV and the Passat V-6 fits
the bill.


Best Features

Good gas mileage (23MPG), fun to drive, sturdy roof racks, heated seats, well lit interior and controls, great head lamps, excellent fit and finish.


Worst Features

$60 wiper refills that squeak, Noisy front end over bumps (2x to the dealer).


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great car!
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By playo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

this car was great when i bought it but i
thought the ride was a little soft. i also got
used to the power rather quickly. so, i got a
turbo chip and now it has 210 hp, 247 ft-lbs
of torque, and it's much more fun to drive
now. i probably need a larger exhaust to
handle the extra pressure from the turbo. i
also put on lowering springs, stiffer shocks, a
rear anti-sway bar, and 18" Volk wheels. now
it's super fun! no problems with the car that
haven't been fixed quickly under warranty, and
those were very few. great car, especially for
the money!


Best Features

interior and exterior design, super-fun to drive, handling...


Worst Features

GLX options need to be available on the GLS. wiper blades aren't so great - mine always leave streaks (and yes, they're clean...). more options for suspension, wheels would be nice. USB or Firewire port in the stereo would be great for playing MP3's in the car!


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Good NON-SUV performer
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By MtnDog
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Despite two recalls (ignition coils
and fuel tank protection shield) this
vehicle has performed very well.
Comfortable, fun to drive, solid,
spacious, yet nimble quick and quiet
inside.


Best Features

NOt an SUV. Nothing in particular stands out but its a simple, all- around nice vehicle.


Worst Features

Headlights are weak but easy to upgrade. Separate rear hatch unlock is a real hassle! Why not incorporate into all-door unlock feature? Turbo works best with Premium fuel, otherwise significant lag.


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Do NOT buy a VW
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By egrace
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Vehicle

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


Review

VW of USA customer service is the
worst. Dealerships (both I've been to)
are the worst. Reliability is not
great. A lemon. Can't wait to sell.


Best Features

Nice styling.


Worst Features

Improve customer service and reliability.


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