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10X better than the Jetta
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By redsox13
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The Passat is a lot nicer car than the
Jetta- roomier, comfortable, and a lot
more trunk space.
I will probably purchase another one
but maybe th GLX V6.


Best Features

1.8t better thean the 2.0 Jetta. Stylish and sporty at the same time.


Worst Features

Better sound system/speakers.


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Satisfied owner
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By gesfour
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Overall this is a well designed and
well executed car. I am very pleased
with the quality of the interior
materials and the placement of the
controls. Unlike many other cars, all
of the switchgear is where it should be
(or at least where I think it should
be). Power is adequate with the turbo
four but I do wish that power delivery
was more linear. That said, however, I
drove the four cylinder and the V6 and
couldn't justify the $3000 price
premium for the V6 GLS.


Best Features

I love the steering wheel controls and that all controls (except the sunroof switch - corrected in the W8) are illuminated at night. The 5-speed manual is very responsive and good pedal placement has allowed me to work on my heel-toe downshifting. Brakes are great.


Worst Features

More power. The new "aero" windshield wipers were terrible (loud and ineffective) - I voiced my concern to my dealer who switched my wipers and wiper arms back to the "old" style, under warranty -- something VW should consider doing at the factory.


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Best Car!
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By Monstruo
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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What a great car! I love the design
and the interior. It is beautyful,
roomy and very comfortable. I
recommend it to all.


Best Features

The four cylinder engine can use more power. City mileage is awful.


Worst Features

Other than mileage and a not so strong engine (it is a heavy car), none.


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Not that great of a car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Anthony15
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS V6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I am sick of spending so much time in
there service department. More powerful
engine is needed, To many electrical
problems. Better service department is
needed. Build the cars with less
flaws, So far my car took in water from
the engine 4 times, the back brakes
went after 4000 miles...the check
engine light goes on every other
month...and the list keeps going....
Build better cars, and to VW take more
pride in your work!!!!!


Best Features

The blue lights in the dash, nice wood trim, nice sound system, good leather


Worst Features

more powerful engine needed, better electrical system is needed this car, and THIS IS A MUST.......Better Service department


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Don't Buy One
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By neal1
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2002 Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

My Passat has been a horrible car to
own. Problems include: 02 sensors
(stranded 600 miles from home and could
not get the car for 2 weeks), major
water leak in front dash, headlights
burn out every 2-3 months, car
sputters, remote key does not work, 2
major recalls (vw wont replace ignition
coils until they break- good luck being
straded on the side of the road 4 times-
hope you have life insurance) driver
seat belt would not work- took 5 months
to get the part.


Best Features

none


Worst Features

stop selling cars in the US- a class action suit needs to be organized...read the 1000s of reviews on the web...all complain of the same problems- and lack of vw service/willingness to stand behind their cars


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