2002 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 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" 14 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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Fsgrgroup writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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5

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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.

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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 I can't wait to buy a newer version of the same model.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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ga123dd writes:
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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Don writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Review
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Its a great cruiser.

Cons

It ain't a Porsche.

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I'd Buy Another One. — The only thing I don't like about this car is that its a leaf/snow collector. Hood/Trunk openings allow detritus to collect and filter into the Eng/Trunk compartments. Acc/braking/handling are excellent, as is build quality. Love the styling/appearance. It gets 19-20 mpg around town, 25+ on the highway. Its 8-9 yrs. old, so I expect maint. costs to rise, but its been exemplary so far. This car is a gas to drive - especially w/the sunroof open and the Monsoon Stereo blasting.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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its a passat

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its a passat

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Its A Passat — really fun once you upgrade the suspension looking at a new supercharger set up so performance should be great kills it in the snow. costs a little more to maintain being a german car but overall looks good fee cant complainls good

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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3

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Good MPG for a 2.0, comfy and lots of room

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ABS common failure, boring looks

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Road Test — Average performance Solid car, no rattles but abs problems Exterior - boring saloon, Interior - bland and dull MPG between 30 and 38 not much feel through the wheel, boring to drive, its comfy on long drives though and plenty of room

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Graeme writes:
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everything

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not as fast as a w8

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Passat Tdi Keeps On Going — that an 02 can do 190000 miles before its firs major screwup,it still takes my toolboxs and gear and still does 135 on the autobahn,i still get over 40 mpg at over 100,and the ciggarette lighter still works,what more do you need from a contractor bus?

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Kyle writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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MPG, 1.8T, Smooth drive, fully loaded.

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couple recalls, factory speakers weren

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My Vw Passat 1.8t Gls — 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 season tires, spark plugs changed, secondary air pump went bad but no biggies. Interior is fully loaded with leather seats, heated seats, heated mirrors, power everything except seat, and steering wheel, controls. Since I work as a Geek Squad Autotech at the Holland Best Buy, come check it out, I have substituted the factory head unit with my Pioneer DEH-P7800MP deck. Full-Color OEL customizable screen, CD art display, along with High Volt (5V) preouts. Each one of these preouts has Rockford Fosgate RCA's headed to the trunk where two Rockford Fosgate amps mount on the back seats. These two beefy amps consist of a Rockford Fosgate P400-4 which is a four channel amp for powering my speakers, and a Rockford Fosgate P1000-1BD for a sub. The four shannel sub only uses two channels at the moment for a pair of Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 component speakers in my rear doors. Front speakers are still stock for the time being. All four doors are dynamated and the trunk and back seat are next. No subs but am looking at a 12" Orion HCCA Series sub. BOOYAH!!!!! As for exterior nothing too much just replaced factory headlights with aftermarket angel eye halo headlights that are tinted, brighter bulbs and a neon blue halo ring around them. Around 25mpg when I drive according to the rode. Maintenance not bad but like to do maintenance myself. Recently replaced secondary air pump. Fun car to drive and has been extremely reliable.

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William writes:
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4

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affordable

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cooling system isn't decent.

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Superb Performance — nice, spacious interior, very responsive engine making the handling so good and not too technical (since most modern cars are) and moderate fuel comsumption for a V6 engine

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Jason writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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4

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Good value, good performance, nice ride, clean look, great stereo

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Fairly milquetoast

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Fond Memories — The 2002 Passat was the first new car I ever purchased, so my memories of it may be a little rosier than the reality. But I recall the car as being a decent performer with good gas mileage. It had a nice ride, the seats were comfortable and it had that cool-as-hell VW dash lighting. Oh, and the stereo was fantastic.

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Mike writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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easy mods looks sexy as hell

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abs module engine sludge n75 valve thats off the top of my head

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A Blast With Room For Friends — love hate relationship with any vw i have the 4mo v6 handles like a charm

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

One Of The Best Sedans On The Road. By Ventura

I've driven a lot of cars and this is one of my all time favorites. The Passat TDI even as a base car comes nicely loaded, the SEL has some added luxuries that make longer drives even nicer. The inter... Read More

Good Family Car By cindimarie2

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Great Vehicle, Highly Recommended And Would Definitely Buy Again. By Cdallaird

Great car. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking for a larger vehicle. I had looked at a jetta, but wanted something a bit bigger. I use the space. I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT and FT EMT.... Read More

Excellent. By Brad

Brand new. Power is good. Looking forward to my first trip. Warms up pretty quickly. Very roomy inside. The computer telling me distance to empty and average consumption is a nice touch. Needs winter ... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Good Family Car By Chrismax

Good gas mileage, lots of room for a family. 2012 model year did not have back up cam or rear seat a/c vents which is a must with kids in the back seat. would recommend the Passat. Carefree mainten... Read More

Looks Good And Drives Great! Exceptional Gas Mileage!! By Pennman88

Terrific family car if you don't want and SUV! Tons of room through the car and is drives great! The TDi provides exceptional gas mileage!! Given that VW also makes Audi, I would have love to have ... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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

It Has So Many Options You Wont Be Disappointed! By Robertg13

It is an amazing car. The quaility is superior to many cars produced today and has much more than many that are 15 to 20K more. No one will be disappoint when they have a car that is like this. Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Audi Styling & Handling At Vw Pricing. By skyhawk182

Couldn't be happier with the Passat Wagon. Large storage use, handles like a dream and wonderful styling inside and out (but of course the 2012 version has been dummied down to look and drive like a ... Read More

Chris Thomas By Chris

Great quality car VW has really outdone themselves. It is very responsive and has great power especially in the 3.6 version. Handling is great for the size of the car. It is funny to race people in... Read More

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