2002 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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Trims

GLS
Avg. Price: $5,110
GLS V6
Avg. Price: $5,049
GLS V6 4Motion
Avg. Price: $6,028
GLS V6 4Motion Wagon
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,028
GLS V6 Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,182
GLS Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,722
GLX
Avg. Price: $5,726
GLX 4Motion
Avg. Price: $6,109
GLX 4Motion Wagon
Avg. Price: $6,294
GLX Wagon
28 national listings
W8
11 national listings
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 40 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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Why Would My Coolant Chamber Or Reservoir Be Bubbling?

I just had the check coolant light come on the dashboard and I went to Valvoline for them to check and put more into it. I noticed it took a while and the person stated that it was boiling hot with ...

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Sherril Johnlewis
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My 99 Passat Wagon Wont Start And The Alarm Continues To Go Off

My 2002 Passat Wagon wont start and the alarm continues to go off. every time i lock the driver door with the key the car wont start.

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F5twisters
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I Have A 2002 Vw Passat My Oil Light Comes On But I Dont Have Anything Wron...

if my passat is sitting at an idle all the caution lights are not on but when im driving it and the rpms get wound up the oil light comes on and it tell me to stop the car why is that.

14 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Abraya18
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I Am Replacing My Water Pump And Timing Belt On My 2002 Vw Passat And I Wan...

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I Am Replacing My Water Pump And Timing Belt On My 2002 Vw Passat And I Wan...

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