2002 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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GL
Avg. Price: $4,048
GL TDI
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,770
GL TDi Wagon
GL Wagon
Avg. Price: $3,916
GLI VR6
Avg. Price: $5,334
GLS
Avg. Price: $4,768
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,029
GLS 1.8T Wagon
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GLS TDi
Avg. Price: $6,634
GLS TDi Wagon
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,036
GLS VR6
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Volkswagen Mark 4 Jetta 1.8t Is The Right Car For All by David
 — this is the first car i have ever bought. it was a car i have loved since the 1st Fast and the Furious movie came out (it didnt get my liking the mark 4 Jetta it just got me liking the Jetta's in gene... Read More
Finally Sold My Baby... by mtruther
 — I drove my 2002 Jetta TDI for 215,000 miles and 12-years, and it's easily been an amazingly dependable and efficient vehicle. It carried great crash ratings, and while I never tested that, it's maneu... Read More
Fun And Powerful...maybe Too Powerful For A Front Wheel Drive by Spencer
 — Very nice, every option you could think of mirrors and seats that change to the key your using, rain sensing wipers, passenger mirror that changes when shift into reverse, even heated windshield washe... Read More

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

For 2002, Volkswagen greatly expanded it lineup of Jetta wagons, which had been introduced a year earlier. The Jetta wagon was now available with a turbocharged 1.8T four-cylinder engine, which generated 180 horsepower (up 30 hp from the previous year), as well as a 90-horsepower, 1.9-liter four-cylinder diesel with the TDI (turbo direct injection) feature.

Jetta wagons were also available with the base 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and a 174-horsepower V6. Later in the model year, horsepower for the V6 was upped to 200.

On the sedan side, the high-end Jetta GLX V6 was equipped with a new five-speed automatic transmission with the Tiptronic feature, which enabled drivers to shift manually depending on driving conditions. A five-speed manual transmission was standard for the other Jetta sedans and wagons, while a four-speed automatic was available as an option.

For the sedans as well as the wagons, standard features included air conditioning, power door locks, power steering, dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and an anti-theft alarm system. Higher-end models added such features as traction control, power windows, and a CD player. The GLX wagons and sedans added wood trim, heated front seats, leather seats, and a sunroof.

Finally, in an effort to meet head-on lingering complaints about the build quality of its Jetta models, Volkswagen effectively doubled the length of its bumper-to-bumper warranty, from two years/24,000 miles to four years/50,000 miles.

Drivers appreciated the Jetta's handling, safety features, power, and sportiness. However, some drivers noted that the car still had quality-control issues requiring expensive repairs. The transmission and electrical system were noted by some drivers as being particularly troublesome. Perhaps that extended warranty wasn't such a bad idea after all

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2002 Jetta Turns Over But Won't Start Why ?

my 2002 vw jetta turns over but won't start what could be the problem ?

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mrleverenz
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Changing The Dashboard Mode In My 2002 Vw Jetta

I am looking to change the mode of my dashboard screen. Currently it reads how many MPG's i get, but I would like to see how many miles I have before the tank is empty. How do I change this?

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Jeff Sippo
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My 2002 Jetta 2.0 Automatic Died Pulling Into The Driveway. It Will Turn Ov...

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Jeannine45
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Brake Light On Dash On And Beeping Noise How To Stop It?

I have a 2002 Jetta and need to know how to disengage the beeping noise?

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Help My 2002 Vw Jetta Won't Start

Help my 2002 volkswagen jetta won't start it was running fine and now it wont start. We have replaced spark plugs , fuses , camshaft sensor, crankshaft position sensor, it gets fuel it gets spark...

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