2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T from North America
Fun, good looks, costly, reliability issues
Head lights replaced 3 times before 10K
Radio replaced electric problems
Rear brakes/rotors replaced before 30k
Parking brake handle falling apart.
The car is very fun to drive in typical VW fashion.
However the reliability issues concern me.
The car dealership told me I had a monsoon stereo (which I paid extra for) After a few thousand miles I learned that it wasn't and went back to dealership to get the correct radio.
The radio then proceeded to go haywire and required replacement.
The dealership charges way too much for such underhanded, poor service.
In general the car has been a joy to drive.
The design of the car is excellent, it's too bad it wasn't implemented better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th September, 2005