2002 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Why I will never by another VW

2002 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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

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Why I will never by another VW again
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I didn't review this site before purchasing my 2002 1.8t Passat Wagon (really sorry I didn't because this review will sound like many of the others).The car does look sweet,turbo was pretty awesome,& the car is stacked w/ features (sunroof, pw, pl, tiptronic, cruise, lots of space). We purchased the car with under 80000 miles. Less than 1 month into owning it the a/c compressor/clutch quit, the glove box handle fell off, a bracket under car came off, the heat quit working, the tiptronic would not switch from manual to automatic, instrument panel was 50% dim, transmission started to make a grinding noise when decelerating, 2 vent slats for the a/c fell out & paint started to peel frm inside

Best Features

Sunroof, acceleration, and getting rid of it! We had it for less than 3 months and only put 3000 miles on it; car had about 81,000 before trading it for a Honda Accord

Worst Features

Improve the reliability...it is RIDICULOUS that a car would have SO MANY problems in such little time and under 100,000 miles. Not to mention repairs of all the items listed above were going to be around $3000 (about $1400 just for the a/c), this car was not worth the money or the time we had it
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