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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLSReview
William writes:
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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
Sammi writes:
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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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2002 Volkswagen JettaReview
Vaughan writes:
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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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2002 Volkswagen JettaReview
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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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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDIReview
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Cool Little Car. — i took the 5spd manual version of the car for a spin and just loved it! the shifting was very smooth especially wen accerlerating hard. the turbo was also very responsive and gave the car great get up and go. there was lots of room for the driver and the passengers and had sum pretty cool features like being able to roll the windows up or down with the turn of the key in the door lock. the steering was telescopic so it made it very comfortable for me the driver to keep a good pasture while driving. these r my favorite model of the jetta to b produced. id liek to see the jettas with a VR6 tho...

Pros: the turbo deisel is very fuel efficient. the turbo and 5 spd gives the car an excellent 'sporty' advantage.

Cons: only a 4 cyl...thats about all i can think of.

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9RMKL6

Smooth driving. Quiet engine. Easy to drive and shift. Like it has 6 speed. Not too thrilled about the dashboard. Liked the old better where the rpm and speedometer were both visible. Now it’s either... Read More

Review By Guru982R5V

Checks all my boxes off. Larger space than my Corolla. Heated seats, sun roof, leather type seats, electric drivers seat, digital dash. Read More

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

its comfortable and great on gas with plenty on power. Read More

Review By Guru9K742G

Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

Good features for the base S model. Engine could use some more hp but that’s how it gets 40 mpg. Read More

Review By Lrgalan51

Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Samuel

I love it. I love how it drives and how comfortable it really is Read More

Review By Guru98GBZP

Well maintained vehicle. The previous owner took very good care of the vehicle Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Price is right, gas mileage is unbelievable. Good deal. Read More

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