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 Review
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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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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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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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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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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Fun fun fun.  My first new car...

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Sold it, shouldn't have.

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2001.5 Vw Passat — Silverstone grey, bought new right when the B5.5 body style dropped, 5spd euro sedan. Loved every minute of it. Torquey and fun 1.8T with the stick.

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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Good pickup if you hit it right, Comfy ride, and a pleasure to drive

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Bad gas mileage, Straight line performance kinda sucks, Turbo lag.

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Quick When Used Right. — This car has always been enjoyable. Got it with leather and the but warmers work great. Once you get this thing past 90 its like driving a sports car it just doesnt want to stop. The turbo works magnificently.

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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Beautiful exterior and interior

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CanĀ“t really think of any...

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Amazing Car!! — Loved it! I actually had the 1.8 Turbo...oh my god the torque is incredible. Really fast, not heavy at all.

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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fast ,sexy,comfortable and attrative look

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v6 use super only $$$,expensive repairs & takes time to warm up

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Fast & Dangerously Addictive — 5 speed tip tronic vs automatic will get u a few speeding tickets ..if u like speed ,very powereful v6 with 30 valves (it's a audi )using the same tech as per ferrari 5 valve per cylinders....wow !!

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WHOLE DAMN THING

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gas haha

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I Love It — VW are reliable and safe at all times. To me its a plus that the car looks damn good..

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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FWD, so good in snow (I'm used to a RWD, so . . . ). Awesome exterior paint. Good acceleration for only 180 HP.

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Bad bad bad gas mileage (I guess b/c it's a v6). People tailgate wagons. Or maybe most drivers in MA are Massholes and they tailgate everyone.

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Quicksilver On Wheels, Sort Of! — This is our baby mobile, and it's kept her safe so far. Even with all the crazy drivers in Massachusetts. I recently had to swerve violently to avoid a total moron who decided to turn left and we totally did not hit them. It was a miracle, and I give 98% of the credit to the car's handling.

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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon Review
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Power,Comfort,Dependable,stylish

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Could be better on gas,could use radio controls on steering wheel,some trim is not quality.

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A Great Family Car — 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 one. Very powerfull motor @100500km. Spins in rainy days and snow even with new tires. very comfortable ride with the engine being in the very front of the car you could hardly hear anynoise. I already got a ticket going 160km in a 100km zone. I will keep it for a long time. I just did timing belt and water pump, regular maintenence.. all is great, and sooo much room for everything that is KID involved.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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Made For America With German Engineering. By Pal_venkat

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

This Is A Surprisingly Good Ride. By BobSteveVA

I've been a BMW driver for about 12 years and loved the 5 series I drove. After not being able to get a manual transmission and reaching my max to spend for a set of wheels, I decided to stay German b... Read More

Best Diesel Car/sedan For Your Money. Period. By 5DDFL

Everything about it is fantastic! Owning this has sold me on the TDI brand for life. Having the Diesel engine is a bit more expensive so I wouldn't suggest buying a new one unless you plan on drivin... Read More

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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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