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2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2002 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 1482 Ratings for the 1999 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    7.7/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

plan on keeping another 10 years

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "runs as it did on day one"

Cons: "no leather seats, no back up camera,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"owned since new, shines like new, paint perfect. No drive train problems ever, 55+ on the road 45 around town never burned a drop of oil Only work ever required has been timing belt at 80,000. glow plugs twice, alternator pulley, rear pass power window (warranty covered), rear brakes at 95,000, 3rd set of tires, current issues headliner and 2 door panels starting to sag. tinted windows starting to peel at bottom"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

GLI: Quite simply the Best Car Ever

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I owned and sold this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fast, Fun to drive, affordable, fast,"

Cons: "Everyone wanted it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I miss this car sooo much. It was fun to drive, it was dependable, it was fast and it was sooo fun to drive. I had the car for 9 years and I regret selling it. It never gave me any issues and was only in the shop for regular maintenance. It was six speeds of highway bliss. It made me better looking. It made me funnier. It made me sexy."

15 people out of 28 found this review helpful

Very reliable and economical engine -- Best ever

By on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 463,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable, economical fuel efficiency, long life"

Cons: "TDIs are too expensive to buy new."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The diesel engine was the most reliable and efficient I've ever had. I regularly got between 47 and 52 miles per gallon (I always measured). The body and suspension went way before the engine did. I finally got rid of the car after owning it for 15 years and going 463,000 miles because the suspension needed major repairs but, the engine was still going strong. You can't beat a TDI. If only VW would lower their prices on TDI models..."

11 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Would never buy another VW

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "fun to drive when it runs"

Cons: "worse than lucas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Lots of electrical gremlins Im the second owner sold a subaru to buy this for my son...worst car mistake ive ever made......absolute garbage and very expensive to repair if you can! I had an 83 944 with 100k plus and it never had any problems."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

2004 Jetta TDI 4 door sedan

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 214,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "solid, great MPGs, comfortable"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought this car as a new leftover in July 2005. Also bought an extended warranty. It has the 5 speed Tiptronic that has performed flawlessly for over 214 k miles. The body has held up well to several New England winters with only one minor rust blemish on the right front fender. The cloth interior has held up quite well with no tears. I recently replaced the front struts and half shafts, not so much because they were worn out as I felt it was time to do it. The timing belt and water pump have been changed at 80-90k mile intervals. Normal wear items have been replaced as necessary. The only issues have been a burned out fuel pump replaced under warranty and a more recent, transient, electrical problem that has magically disappeared (knock wood). The head light lenses are fogged over and despite several attempts to buff them out, will not stay clear. I bought and installed aftermarket headlights from Spec-D that were horrible, prompting re-install of the originals. I did install Dorman seat heaters that I bought from Amazon. They work great but it was a difficult install. All in all one of the best cars I have ever owned. It continues to give 40-45 MPG. With four studded snow tires it goes like a champ in the snow, assisted by the stability and traction control. I have no real complaints about the car."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

13 yrs old and never a problem

By on Thursday, February 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "economical, dependable and it just fits me."

Cons: "Terrible cup holder set up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I would never have expected any new car to last this long and be so trouble-free and dependable. The only reason I'd love to get a new car is for the new features that did not even exist when I bought this car."

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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