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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

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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)


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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)


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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)


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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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Worth every penny
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By douglasu1
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX 4Motion AWD 4dr Wagon (2.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

When the W8 first appeared last year,
many of the reviews were extremely
unhelpful, focusing on "who is going
to pay almost $40K for a VW" rather
than the substantive qualities of this
unique vehicle. I have driven this
car for 18 months now and have
absolutely no complaints. Fact is,
there is no other vehicle that
remotely comes close to matching this
car's standard features for anything
like the price. It looks and drives
better than the A6. I have no idea
why VW doesn't market the car more
heavily in the U.S., but I for one am
happy to keep the secret. People who
know about cars like this car.


Best Features

V8 engine, horsepower, 4 motion, standard features (the Xenon headlights are a nice touch and clearly distinguish you from all the other Passats out there).


Worst Features

18" wheel option/sports package. 6 speed.


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Drivers wanted?? Make a car that drives.
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By DrMos
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car has been nothing but a
nightmare, as has been dealer and VW
corporate service. Ignition coils
failed on 3 separate occasions because
they won't fix them all at once even
with the recall. Dealer won't fix for
10 days. Placing a new car seat in a
family car should not wear through the
fabric in months. Now a new recall to
prevent a fuel line fire if you get a
flat tire.


Best Features

The car looks good and is fairly comfortable. We bought it because of its safety features.


Worst Features

Make it run! Maybe the car is safe because it is in the shop often. Will not buy another.


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