2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T from North America
Wonderful car to drive when it is not sitting at the dealer
The service folks detected a coolant leak when I took my car for my 5000 mile service. It was fixed in a day though and they give me a rental car.
Few weeks later one ignition coil failed and it was towed to the dealership. Luckily it happened early morning in my garage. They did not have ignition coils in stock and had to wait for two weeks to get my car back. They give me another Passat to drive though. Two weeks later, VW of America sent a letter apologizing for the ignition coil problem, but no mention of replacing the other coils. I don't feel like taking the car on long drives afraid of being stranded somewhere because of the other three ignition coils.
I absolutely love driving this car. I don't have any problems driving a 1.8T contrary too many reviews I read.
If not for the ignition coil problem I had the car is definitely worth the money I paid for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th February, 2003