2002 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews - Page 55 of 81

2002 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Very cute car. Great car, great buy

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far.

General Comments:

I love this car. It is very cute, has a nice interior, handles great, is zippy, and overall was a great buy. It was worth every cent that I payed for it. Great car, great price, great engine, I do not know what everyone else is talking about.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

15th Dec 2004, 08:05

I'm with you. I'm not so sure all of those negative reviews are legit. I think people with problems tend to be more vocal, however I don't believe at least half of what I read in all of those negative reviews.

Enjoy your Jetta!

4th Jan 2005, 04:10

I've had my vr6 for two months now and love everything about it. I don't see how all those people are hating on such a great car.

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon 2.0 liter, AZG from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter, AZG Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired19500 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

We like it fine so far

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Car handles remarkably well for a small car. Disk brakes all around are impressive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st October, 2004

2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8T Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carFord Ford Explorer

Summary:

Excellent handling, Excellent Interior, Fast!

Faults:

I had to have the ignition coils replaced, as did many of the reviewers on this site.

My biggest annoyance with this car (and it's not that big of a deal) is the "dials" that you must turn in order to adjust the back-rest on the seat. You have to crank on these big dials that are very hard to turn and one turn hardly moves the seat at all. It is a pain in the butt to adjust your seating position. In fact, if you have to share the car with a much smaller or larger person, plan on spending a full minute getting the seat where you want it to be.

General Comments:

Overall, I have loved this car. I have the sport package with the cool-looking 17 in. wheels. This car corners unbelievable well.

Also, the stick-shift works well with the turbo. I can smoke people from a dead start, but the engine really shines at highway speeds. Very often I downshift and go by people like they're standing still. I feel like I can place the car exactly where I want to be on the highway and I save a lot of time that way, especially in heavy traffic.

The interior is also top-notch (except for the seat dials). I have the leather, sunroof, etc. I feel like it's a BMW. The Monsoon stereo is decent, but I wouldn't rave about it like others here have. I believe it has way too much treble sound and not much base at all, and I am not the type who likes to listen to booming base, I just find the Monsoon slightly week in this area.

Overall, I have loved this car, only problem was with the coils and that problem was an easy fix. I would recommend the Jetta to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.9 TDI from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carPontiac Tempest

Summary:

Great value, great performance, great car!

Faults:

First off, when I got the car brand new the light in the glove box wouldn't come on. I took it to the dealer, they supposedly fixed it. Now, when I drive at night even with the glove box closed, the light is still on. Took it back to the dealer and they finally changed the trigger.

The passenger seat: it is somehow loose. When I take off or brake, and there is a passenger sitting, I hear this "pug" noise.

25000 maintenance: the dealer told me there is something wrong with the timing belt or something around that (don't quite remember, why bother, it was under warranty. It still is.

I had the emergency brake cable replaced. I asked the dealer to tighten it and they replaced it (under warranty).

General Comments:

In general, I am quite happy with the car. Although, I should've taken the A/C and power windows and mirrors. Maybe, the alloy wheels too :). Back then I thought a basic GL will do just fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2004

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 265 reviews