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

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jcclose1 writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Review
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2

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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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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 I can't wait to buy a newer version of the same model.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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5

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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

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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.

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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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Robert writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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FAST and TIGHT TURN RADIUS

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It's a wagon

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Awesome Car For Family People — i love it because it has good acceleration and speed. tight handling, stops on a dime! it has a small gas tank but it gets awesome mileage. you can drive it almost flat out and still get about 19 mpg. so fun to drive despite being a wagon.

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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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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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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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Tetonic Yet American By Nordata

So far a total of four NMS Passats in the family. All TDI's. I think this says something. Some will take issue with the conservative styling compared to the flashy offerings of other makers. Some will... Read More

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

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

The Perfect Balance Between Luxury, Performance And Economy By PassatTDi

This is a smooth, quiet, comfortable and powerful car that achieves amazing fuel mileage. VW diesels have a quasi cult following and amazing resale values even up to and beyond 200,000 miles. The to... Read More

Better Than A Prius By Ragneish

Awesome gas mileage, avg. 42 around town and 48 on the highway. I love the style/looks, passenger room is huge in the front and back seats. Monster trunk, fun to drive, although not a race car, the... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Forever Runner! By Jasmina

I like the fact that the car is newer with fewer miles on it. Yes Its a 2012 with 62,000 miles on it. It drives really smooth. I paid 9,500.00 for it which was not bad for this car. I had it inspected... Read More

Great Value And Sexy!! By christycritter79

There is not too much not to like about this vehicle, all of its reviews and receive 5 stars for just about every category.the car is one of the most cleanest emissions vehicles in the country let a... 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

My Impression Of Her Has Declined Steadily. By Steve2xsv

Timing belt at 70k, sewing machine idle. Turbo is nice but I stepped out of an E-class Mercedes. It's gotten too small for two growing boys and their accoutrement. Performs well in snow with proper ... Read More

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

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