2002 Golf

Consumer Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Golf

$1,052 - $7,592  MSRP Range
2002 Volkswagen Golf

Review Score

3.8 out of 5 stars

3.8

6 Reviews
83% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.6 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Cool, reliable, fun and great gas mileage!

by David B. from Key West, FL on Mon Sep 25 2006

The VW Golf GLS is truly a great car. It is the perfect combination of fun, cool, reliability and economy. Not only does this car NOT waste gas, but it NEVER breaks down. You will NOT spend alot for maintenance on this car! Creature comforts are many with this car. Power windows & mirrors, cruise control, nice sound system and great cup-holders are all standard. The best part is - this car ZIPS! Its surprisingly strong engine and sports-car like steering make it alot of fun to drive. Lastly - the hatch fits ALOT of stuff!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

VW Mk4

by george from on Mon Jan 07 2013

Mk 4 is the fist set of cars that vw decided to make more luxurious and abandon the "volk"(folk).The idea was to compete with audi and follow the success of a3 and a4. This car provides more comfort than previous models but breaks down more often and most of the models have design flows in the engeneering compartment due to the transition of simple car which can be fixed directly on the road to one that will make you look a little bit more sophisticated. Other than that most of the engines are good and reliable. The best ones are 1.6 petrol 101hp and the 110 TDI engine and it's modifications. If you choose to buy this car, stay away from all 2.0l (115bhp) and the 1.8T build before 2000. Also all vw mk4s have problems with electronics. But still compared to some french, italian or american car.. this is sustainable engeneering and probably will outlast you.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

turbo diesel 48mpg can't ask for more than that

by luv vw from syracuse ny on Sun Jul 27 2008

107,000 miles and running like a wild cat. Even with diesel fuel costing more than gas i'm ahead of the game

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reliable and easy to drive.

by Demolady on Wed Mar 21 2018

This car was great on gas and never broke down. The sun roof and heated seat were great additions. The exhaust was the only big replacement I made.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Very expensive, frequent maintenance,fun to drive

by John from Kansas City, mo on Fri Feb 28 2014

Very fun to drive, adequate power, 2.0 l, but falls apart inside and out (gas door, oil gauge, hood release, cat converter, fan drive, alternator, glove compartment, arm rest, etc) . Most expensive car I have owned, due to very frequent repairs and imported parts. Spent more in 2 years than Dodge minivan in 10 years! Everything seems to cost a minimum of $400! Fun to drive manual transmission though, so rare in this automatic culture!

2 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

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by Samson from Dallas, TX on Mon Sep 18 2017

This was the perfect car for me- a rare model and free delivery within a 200 mile radius! All safety features my wife and liitle ones needed.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
0 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2002 Volkswagen Golf

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