2002 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

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    Displaying 1 - 10 of 41 2002 Volkswagen Passat reviews.

    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion Review
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    75

    Don't Buy It — I bought the car because of the 4-wheel drive and black leather seats. I should have heeded friends' advice to go with a Japanese make because the Passat has ended up being a clunker. Pile o' parts. Avoid like the plague.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Black leather seats, 4-wheel drive

    Cons: Repair costs

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: Great running car with exceptional steering, safe with many air bags

    Cons: parts are NOT cheap and too many parts to replace

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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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 I can't wait to buy a newer version of the same model.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

    Pros: great looks, handling and reliability.

    Cons: I can't really think of anything bad to put on this subject.

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon Review
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    95

    Pretty Good Car! — The car itself is great. It has plenty of what you want in a family car and gives you plenty of options. I personally love its cargo capacity...it's one of the main reason why I bought this car. You really have to see it for yourself and get behind the wheel!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great for families, transport, and cargo. Handles well and had lots of power

    Cons: Could do better in gas mileage

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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    235

    Nice To Drive, Horrible To Own. — This car is awesome to drive, its smooth, classy and has awesome features. However it has a lot of coolant leaks, and is just very problematic. It's not a good car to own on a tight budget all I have to say is read your consumer reports. If you like to work on cars, knows someone who works on cars, or have money. This is the car for you.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks amazing, rides amazing, and has many comfortable charactaristcs

    Cons: Always in the shop, Always has problems that are very costly to fix, and it runs on premium

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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    85

    Good Daily Driver, But You Will Need Another Car If You Want To Have Fun — Good reliable car, especially for the price, but is frankly boring to drive and one must constantly remind themselves that this car was a practical choice when being constantly passed on the freeway. Also is a Volkswagon and therefore must only be purchased by someone willing to waste an obscene amount of time on routine maintenance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliability, fuel economy, cargo capacity.

    Cons: Slow, ugly, difficult to work on.  

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 4Motion Review
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    25

    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

    Pros: heated seats

    Cons: the waterpump is broken so its in the shop

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Review
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    All Good For Today — it does what i need for now.I like to drive it not fixing it.I have fun with it when i can hope it lasts couple more years not a big writer so have fun with what you got till the wheels fall off

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: turbo   

    Cons: its old

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Review
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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

    Pros: Car is the best all I have only this motor same motor and transmission like Audi A4

    Cons: Car dont have any bad thinks. Please change oil on time and car will run long time.

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    2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon Review
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    55

    Fun, Affordable, Safe. — Solid, heavy Wagon. Feel very safe in this Car. Good acceleration when needed. Monsoon stereo is top notch. Need to keep full synthetic oil in it and change when needed (5K). Many have posted problems with this car, maybe I have lucky, but would buy another in a heartbeat.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Solid, German build quality.  Fun to Drive.

    Cons: If you don't like to maintain, this car is not for you.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    Love This Car... By dpkdo731

    I like the fuel efficiency, cost and stylishness of the vehicle. It is sporty, but does not lose its ability to be professional and classy. The 45-50MPG is fantastic and the Diesel TDI will go fore... Read More

    Made For America With German Engineering. By Pal_venkat

    I have recently bought my VW Passat 1.8 TSI SE with Nav. Initially went to buy VW Golf then ended up with the Passat because of the size. I love the interior not being too busy. Very simple and decent... Read More

    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

    2013 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

    A Fuel-sipping Champion. By Beta_400

    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

    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

    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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