2002 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Never Again!!!

2002 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Wagon (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Never Again!!!
By saglugger on


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


If you insist on buying a Passat, stay
away from the 4 cylendar. We have had
more problems with this car in two
years than I have had with my '96
corolla in 9 years. We had to have it
towed twice for ignition coil
failures. The passenger
side seatbelt broke and it took 2
weeks to get it repaired. Then
several trips to the dealer for the
check engine light which dumbfounded
the technicians. The final straw came
on the 25,000 mile service when they
told me the rear brake pads and rotors
were 90% worn and rusted. AT 25,000
miles!!!. $350.00. The dealer did
repair them on warrenty but only after
I threatened to get a second opinion.

Best Features

Style, interior quality and base-level features.

Worst Features

More storage space/compartments. Better CD compartment. Better cruise contol controls. Get rid of the automatic locking tail gate.
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