2002 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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GLS
95 national listings
GLS V6
Avg. Price: $5,360
GLS V6 4Motion
Avg. Price: $4,863
GLS V6 4Motion Wagon
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,159
GLS V6 Wagon
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,401
GLS Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,787
GLX
61 national listings
GLX 4Motion
Avg. Price: $6,072
GLX 4Motion Wagon
13 national listings
GLX Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,971
W8
Avg. Price: $6,283
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 41 reviews

My Vw Passat 1.8t Gls by Kyle
 — My inline 4 1.8L Turbo engine kicked some ass on the rode. Not the fastest at acceleration but smooth overall ride. Got it going 133 before had to slow down. Minor standard repairs such as: new all s... Read More
You Need To Try It. by Zoee
 — Great perferormance, handles itself, pulls loads. Good breaks, easy to use, not to sharp or too easy! Acceleration is just amazing. Unexpected power. Yeah, she's old needed first new set of spark plu... Read More
A Great Family Car by basem23
 — I firs test drove this car and was very impressed with the engine power and noticable torque. I have two kids and with thier seats, well it wasn't going to happen in the golf so we decided to buy this... Read More

2002 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Passat

In an effort to compete with other luxury carmakers, Volkswagen introduced the new Passat W8 trim package in 2002, which joined the GLS entry-level and the  GLX mid-range versions in the Passat lineup. And the W8 certainly roared out of the gate, with an all-new 4.0-liter 8-cylinder engine that pumped out an impressive 270 hp. Firmly establishing itself at the top of the Passat (and VW's) lineup, the W8 sedan and wagon came standard with a five-speed automatic transmission with the Tiptronic manual shift feature, a sunroof, leather seats (powered in the front), VW's 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, Xenon headlights, and a stability control system, among other features. The interior leather and wood trim was also upgraded.

The rest of the Passat lineup remained essentially unchanged from the previous year, with the exception that VW increased its bumper-to-bumper warranty from two to four years, and added a few tweaks like a cruise control indicator light.

Other than that, standard features for the GLS trim package included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, traction control, cruise control, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, a keyless entry system, daytime running lights, and an anti-theft alarm system. The GLX package added a sunroof and leather seats, among other features.

The GLS was available with either a 1.8-liter, 170-hp 4-cylinder engine or a 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6. The GLX came only with the V6. A five-speed manual transmission was standard for both the GLS and the GLX packages, while a five-speed automatic was available as an option.

Drivers' love/hate relationships with the Passat continues. There's no doubt that drivers are attracted to the Passat's styling, standard features (many borrowed from Audi, which also is owned by VW), comfort, and power. And many drivers have reported little or no problems with their cars. But others have noted frequent, and expensive, trips to the repair shop. Perhaps VW's upgraded bumper-to-bumper warranty, introduced in 2002, will help ease some of the maintenance/cost issues.

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Volkswagen Passat Questions

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Help? Frustrated With "new To Me" Passat - Video Test Drive

Hello.. I am frustrated as heck with my "new to me" car! I have a 2002 Passat that is acting odd.. It is in excellent condition and ran perfect when purchased not 4months ago. Since then a Coil pack ...

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Curtis Carrington
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Ihave A 2002 Volkswagen Passat 1.8t I Just Replaced A Hose That Was Leaking...

My car ran fine prior to this all I wanted was for my car to stop smoking now it shuts off entirely this usually happens at stop lights please please help me figure what this can be

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I Have A 2002 Vw Passat, Oil Is Leaking Oil Where Could It Be Coming From ?...

The check engine light on and there's oil on the ground. Where could it be coming from ?

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Taurai
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What Causes Automatic Gear Transmission Failure Besides The Gearbox Itself?...

2002 vw passat 1.8t auto now has gear transmission failure. the car recently traveled in water flooded river, can this have any effect?. is there other possible explanation for this automatic gear t...

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Drivers Side Front Door

i have a 2002 vw passat. the drivers side front door will open from the outside but not the inside.

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