2002 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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  • 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
"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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Ahmad writes:
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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Shawn writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Fun, Comfortable, Roomy, Luxurious

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Electrical problems here and there, but nothing ever serious.

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Nicest Car I've Ever Owned — Didn't ever expect to find a sedan that was both fun to drive and extremely comfortable. The turbo engine, for it's size, is really quite amazing. The gas mileage is pretty par for the course for a 4 cylinder engine. There have been occasional problems with the overall quality of the automobile, but for the most part it has been pretty trouble free.

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Tony writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Handling

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Not very sporty

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'02 Passat — Well there is no substitute for VW handling, and the Passat is not exactly the number one example of Volkswagen engineering, but it is still a solid representation of German ingenuity. I personally loved driving this car, the car I got after it was a 2000 Passat V6, so once you go VW there's no going back.

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Ziad writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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every thing is perfect , it's good-make car.

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It uses much diesel (not so) than other ordinary car .

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Passat — I think It's A GREAT Car , and It's Super fast car , it has great performance , and above all of that it's not cheap or expensive . And I recommend this car SOOO much to a freind , because simply he could never forget it .

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Zoee writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Just completely amazing

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I can't think of any reason not to!

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You Need To Try It. — 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 plugs which for over 100,000 miles is amazing! No squeaks, slight rattle, but thats cause of everything we've put in her. GORGEOUS! Perfect looks, she's milky blue! We changed the original stereo for a tv, to play our iPod, but the original stereo was goood. Very well put together, loads of space! Needs a clean though haha. She's quite pricey but so worth it, tax is 120£ for 6 months so its abit annoying there, insurance for my 20 year old boyfriend was decent to say hes only had 1 year driving expierence! Yeah she is, she's got her own personality, she's just fun, gorgeous car. Whether you wanna cruise or put your foot down.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lasvegasusedcars writes:
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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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.

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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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armedguard007 writes:
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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

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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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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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Fsgrgroup writes:
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.

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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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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

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A Great Little Vw By Scott

Well, it was actually a Dasher. I got it for 500 dollars. I bought a 76 Rabbit shell for the wheels and motor and upgraded the Dasher to a 1.6 with 13" BBS knock- offs. It was a basic car...no A/C... Read More

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fast....very fast! very powerful car but with many problems. has been sitting for two years and hopefully i can drive it again someday and feel that ruff and tuff volkswagen power! doesnt need much ... Read More

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1987 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

A Good And Honest Car By Werner

Parts for this car is very expensive as many parts must be imported - given the age of the car. Performance was quit excellent - 198km/h from a 2.2l car was quit good in 1987 - given its rivals in tho... Read More

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1989 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

The Bottom Line Is , Go & Get One Of You`re Able Too, They`ll Last A Lifetime By Frank

this was a 1989 car - a 1.8 gl - performance was really good - at worst the way i`d drive it, it would do 30 m.p.g. - the best it would do 44/46 m.p.g. - so long as you kept the revs around 4,500 r.p.... Read More

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Basic, good car. Nothing bad to say about it. Except the 1.6 engine, which sucked. Way too underdimensioned for the size of the car. It was good to drive. Corrosion was a minor problem. Some electric ... Read More

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