2002 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 16 reviews
"ride" 15 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Review
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Black leather seats, 4-wheel drive

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Repair costs

jcclose1
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Don't Buy It — I bought the car because of the 4-wheel drive and black leather seats. I should have heeded friends' advice to go with a Japanese make because the Passat has ended up being a clunker. Pile o' parts. Avoid like the plague.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Great running car with exceptional steering, safe with many air bags

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parts are NOT cheap and too many parts to replace

armedguard007
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Car Is Great, Just Sucks That It Has A Sealed Transmission And Soooo Many Parts — Too many parts, special expensive fluids, sealed transmission, a little over priced, does not hold value as it should over time. Safety is great has many air bags, but not a lot of room in back for passengers if driver and pasenger are over 5'-4".

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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great looks, handling and reliability.

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I can't really think of anything bad to put on this subject.

Fsgrgroup
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Great Car To Own — I love the looks, reliability and handling of this car. It is also very economical but looks and drives like a million bucks. I can't wait to buy a newer version of the same model. I would recommend it to anyone. In fact, I'm trying to pass mine on to my sibling.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon Review
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Great for families, transport, and cargo. Handles well and had lots of power

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Could do better in gas mileage

ga123dd
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Pretty Good Car! — The car itself is great. It has plenty of what you want in a family car and gives you plenty of options. I personally love its cargo capacity...it's one of the main reason why I bought this car. You really have to see it for yourself and get behind the wheel!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Looks amazing, rides amazing, and has many comfortable charactaristcs

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Always in the shop, Always has problems that are very costly to fix, and it runs on premium

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Nice To Drive, Horrible To Own. — This car is awesome to drive, its smooth, classy and has awesome features. However it has a lot of coolant leaks, and is just very problematic. It's not a good car to own on a tight budget all I have to say is read your consumer reports. If you like to work on cars, knows someone who works on cars, or have money. This is the car for you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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Reliability, fuel economy, cargo capacity.

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Slow, ugly, difficult to work on.  

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Good Daily Driver, But You Will Need Another Car If You Want To Have Fun — Good reliable car, especially for the price, but is frankly boring to drive and one must constantly remind themselves that this car was a practical choice when being constantly passed on the freeway. Also is a Volkswagon and therefore must only be purchased by someone willing to waste an obscene amount of time on routine maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4Motion Review
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heated seats

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the waterpump is broken so its in the shop

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02 Passat — good relieable car. bought it used. less than 70k miles on it. it has a broken waterpump so its in the shop now. should be fixed in a few weeks. its a blast to drive if your not scared to feel the steel ya know? haha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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turbo   

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its old

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All Good For Today — it does what i need for now.I like to drive it not fixing it.I have fun with it when i can hope it lasts couple more years not a big writer so have fun with what you got till the wheels fall off

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Car is the best all I have only this motor same motor and transmission like Audi A4

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Car dont have any bad thinks. Please change oil on time and car will run long time.

lasvegasusedcars
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I Can Say 1 To 10 Is 10 — Car is the best all I have only this motor same motor and transmission like 2002 Audi A4 Car dont have any bad thinks. Please change oil on time and car will run long time. Nice ruining till 250k miles with out changing engine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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Solid, German build quality.  Fun to Drive.

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If you don't like to maintain, this car is not for you.

billpo
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Fun, Affordable, Safe. — Solid, heavy Wagon. Feel very safe in this Car. Good acceleration when needed. Monsoon stereo is top notch. Need to keep full synthetic oil in it and change when needed (5K). Many have posted problems with this car, maybe I have lucky, but would buy another in a heartbeat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Brian

This is a terrific all around family car. The seating is huge, it is fuel efficient, and handles well. The design is spartan and timeless. The only thing I've noticed over time is that the paint doesn... Read More

Great Reliable Car By Ginese1

I drove this car to and from Tampa for two years and never had a moments problem with it. Its enjoyable to drive and looks great. Does very well on gas mileage and handles well in wet conditions. T... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Overall Car By tneff350

This car was great. I did much out of town traveling and experienced great MPG through my interstate travels. Even better while traveling down two-lane roadways at 65-70 MPH. Very roomy car with lots ... Read More

Solid Family Car By ElephantMovers

I loved the style and handling, I was worried about the breaking system and reports about the car being slow to stop, but have had no problems so far. The back seat area is great for our kids. The hea... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Love It By JS4357

One of the best vehicles I've driven. The antenna system seems to act up during cold weather as the receiver has to warm up before the signal goes to 100% during warm up it only receives at about 65% ... Read More

3d Passat And No Wonder! By nedm

This 2010 is truly the last of the good performance Passats. VW blew it with the underpowered 2012+. It is simply a blast to drive. The 2.0L turbo w/ 200 hp is amazingly responsive and FAST! No wonder... Read More

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