2002 Volkswagen Passat Overview

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GLS
Avg. Price: $4,789
GLS V6
6 national listings
GLS V6 4Motion
Avg. Price: $5,024
GLS V6 4Motion Wagon
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,024
GLS V6 Wagon
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,991
GLS Wagon
43 national listings
GLX
Avg. Price: $5,496
GLX 4Motion
Avg. Price: $5,973
GLX 4Motion Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,629
GLX Wagon
25 national listings
W8
Avg. Price: $7,096
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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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I Need To Replace My Cv Joints And Boots On My 2002 Vw Passat 4 Dr. Sedan V...

just wanted help with replacement of cv joints and bootys on my 2002 vw Passat 4 dr v6

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I Want To Replace My Cv Joints And Boots

I need to replace my CV joints and boots

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I Have A 2002 Vw Passat With The Check Engine Light That Stays On. Several...

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LuisaMSH
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Radio Stuck In 'phone' Mode

I have an 02 VW Passat with standard radio. For weeks all the radio screen says is phone ( i disconnected the in car phone months ago). Anyone know how I can get it off this screen. I have the code ...

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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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