2002 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Life Long Vdub owner

2002 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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17 of 29 people found this review helpful
Life Long Vdub owner
By Blake W. on


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


Ok read up... This is the only review you need to read on this car. If you can live with a few little glitches and dont need your car fixed every time there is a slight shimmy, shake, creek, etc. (other wise you will pay a lot to keep this car running as if brand new like you would for ANY OTHER car), then this is the best car for the money... period. This car is a tank, I beat it hard every day and have put 110k on in just over 3 years. Ive put a few thousand into repairs but who cares. Its fun to drive, I will get it to about 210k and get a new passat. Ive changed oil every 10k (synthetic only) 91 oct MIN! Great in the snow, rain, in 100 degrees or 30 below. Dont be silly with fixes

Best Features

1.8T is light, robust, fast and fuel efficient. The key here is LIGHT. The lighter the car the less wear and tare on the engine, tranny, suspension, breaks so on and so on. Quiet on the inside. Stainless exhaust system never rusts and sounds like a cheap honda coke can.

Worst Features

Ill be picky here because why not. Get rid of the rubber coats handles and knobs in the car, the rubber wears off quickly and looks bad. Lets face it VW, if someone sees a bad looking VW all worn out they wont want to buy one... Hyundais fade out and look cheap after 1 year.. you can tell quality.
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