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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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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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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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excellant car
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By flyboy 911
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon W8 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (4.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

this car has been our best new car to
date .


Best Features

traction control


Worst Features

transmission could shift just a bit firmer,but for the average person it is just fine.


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nice car, but lots of problems
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By cjunkbok
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

You'll buy it because it looks great,
but then never buy another one again
because things just keep breaking.


Best Features

German design


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Looks great - rarely runs!
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By el
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

My VW Passat wagon has about 17,ooo
miles and is 15 months old. It has
spent 15 days in the shop and will go
in again Monday, as the turbo is now
making airplane noises. I have had all
4 ignition coils replaced. My car is
on its 3rd defective stereo. The key
was
stuck in the ignition for 9 days. The
faulty electrical system caused the
locks and windows to go up and down
while driving (in MN)! After
several complaints to my "advocate" at
VW, I was offered a free 20000 mile
tune up for my troubles. I am
constantly worried that I will need to
be towed again. I have the roadside
assistance number programmed into my
cell phone speed dial.


Best Features

This car looks terrific and is fun to drive when it is running well.


Worst Features

VW needs to stand behind their product! They need to have their "customer advocates" actually be able to advocate and make decisions. VW should have offered us the option to end our lease after our vehicle had been in the shop for 12 days in the first 10 months!


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