2002 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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42 Mpg Daily Driver — This diesel fueled car gets great mileage for driving to work and on road trips. With regular maintenance, we have had no problems for the past 70k miles that we have owned it.

Pros: 42 MPG, nice body style

Cons: Plastic interior parts tend to break

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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What Was I Thinking :( — Ok, so there wasn't anything wrong with the car (ie, usual German electrical issues), however, this car just wasn't that impressive. For a car that's 15k, you think that the engineers would be able to fit more than 110hp into a 4-cylinder 2-liter engine - nope! I know better now.

Pros: No usual German vehicle issues; decent torque for a weak car

Cons: Weak engine; automatic gearbox

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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Fuel Economy With Style & Spunk — Bought this when gas prices first started to rise about a year ago. The TDI engine technology greatly improves fuel mileage over the best gas engines, and even other diesel engines as well. The Germans put some ingenious little touches into their cars which help increase comfort and convenience.

Pros: 40s to 50s MPG from the 90HP TDI Diesel

Cons: Kinda small as a family car

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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Vw Entry Level Turns Out To Be More Luxurious Than Its Peers. — The fourth generation Jetta and Golf introduced in 1999 has given compact cars a new standard in interior appointments. The Jetta is vastly improved in interior appointments than the 3rd generation Jetta. The fourth generation also changed VW image around for better and worse. Despite its attractive looks, the Jetta suffers from electrical problems such as Radio, power windows, cd changer, etc. Moreover, in recent times, there has been a recall for coilpacks that need to be replaced in 1.8T engines due to cylinder misfirings. Despite the problems the fourth generation Jetta has, it is still an exceptional entry level european ride. It gives off a sense of confidence and more importantly it feels safe inside. It rides heavier than most other compact and as a result feels very substantial when crusing on highways and small roads.

Pros: Safety, Styling, Interior Luxury Appointments, Price

Cons: Electrical and Engine problems.

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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Vw — This is the 3rd VW I've owned. Manuel drove it more than I did but dang it had great pick up. Cute body style. Ours had rims and tint which is all it needed. It was also lowered with 19"s.

Pros: It was great on gas. Quick.

Cons: Nothing.

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLReview
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Awesome Sleeper Project — Great car to play around with!! Whether it be from point A to point B, or wasting some alien-looking ricer, this car is always a good time. There is always something to do with this car!! The 1.8t provides a quiet but very responsive ride. The commercial is correct,"when you get into a VW, it gets into you".

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- Very responsive on the throttle
- Mechanical boost control (fun to play with, but be careful)
- Very exposed oil filter and drain plug (super quick oil changes)
- Cable clutch is the most reliable
- Amazing trunk space
- Awesome DIY car
- 0.3 bar turbo surprisingly packs a punch

Cons: - Extremely heavy
- Expensive parts to maintain or repair
- Backseat room not very generous
- Wobbly stock suspension (replaced them with koni yellows)

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Nice Car — I have the privilege of driving this car almost everywhere I go. It's a blast to drive, especially on the curvy roads where I live. I've only gotten it up to 120mph, and I think there might be a limiter on it. But I hope to break that record sooner or later.

Pros: fun to drive, looks nice, fast, comfy, smooth

Cons: some occasional electrical problems, turbo a little slow on the uptake

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi WagonReview
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Good Gas Mileage — My husband's car...I don't think he likes it when I drive it. Traveled from PA to FL on 1 tank of gas. Everyday driver.

Pros: 50 mpg!

Cons: Small back seat

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My Poor Lil' Jetta — Great little car until it was run down by a city bus. Be warned: Don't valet park your car uptown....

Pros: Fun to drive, great gas mileage

Cons: Can't withstand a hit from a 20 ton bus!

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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
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J E T T A — It's a Maters Car ;)

Pros: Speed Acceleration

Cons: Top Speed Limit is only 260 K/h

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Excellent By Mannyhutch

Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

Very Happy With Car By Jcar

Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2012 Vw Jetta By Will

Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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