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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
Joel writes:
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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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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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Reliable, Tough And Roomy — This is an amazing little car. Great reliable german built 1.9 litre turbo diesel injection. SAVE on gas! I get up to 1000 km per tank - easy. 5 speed manual transmission makes it fun to drive as it accelerates quite quickly. Never drove a car which handled so nicely. VERY STURDY. 1 accident - person ran into the front of this car with thier vehicle, hardly made a dent. Equipped with leather interior, heated seats, power sunroof, audio controls on stearing column, heated mirrors, side airbags... sooo many options included in the GLS model. I'd say a great little taste of luxury for your price.

Pros: Very roomy trunk
Great one or two person car
Very reliable
Looks great
Rides smooth, hugs the road on turns.
Feel very safe riding in this car.

Cons: High maintenance, the money you save on gas will likely go into the high cost of repairs. Needs timing belt changed every 130k, needs to be decarbonized(TDI).
Both driver and passenger windows fell through the door due to cheap plastic holdings in the window, cost me $350 to fix...but no more problems.
Makes the most out of a 4 door sedan, but there is limited space inside the car.

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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It is the perfect highway car, the smoothness of an American full size, the handling of a European sports sedan, and over 45 mpg on a trip. Read More

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Very easy to operate and the SE trim features many items as standard equipment. Great handling. Read More

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Review By Tom

I paid a little too much cuz it was a bad time to buy cars but love my car Read More

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I love this car, is very economical and plus it doesn’t have many miles. The only thing I do recommend is to have a lower cost, since it was very used from the inside. Read More

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Review By John

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

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Review By Carlos

fully loaded with fog lights, signal lights on mirrors nice added safety for this type of vehicle. Read More

Review By Jack

Its just below a Passat in size but similar features. Read More

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Review By Guru9VBWSG

Fun to drive the 1.8 T Sports model. Excellent car. Read More

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Great fuel efficiency with amazing acceleration and toque. Very responsive handling, comfortable.cockpit and rear seats, with spacious cargo trunk. Read More

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