• (3.9) 40 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,030$5,762
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-46
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take on the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

Like the GTI hatchback, Volkswagen’s Jetta sedan gets some engine improvements for 2002. The 1.8-liter turbo now is rated at 180 horsepower — 30 hp more than before — and can work with a five-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. During the 2002 model year, a new VR6 4V engine r... Read Full Report


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She'd gone back to Barney Street, to a time when her age was just childhood. That was 43 years ago in Marshall, Tex., where she grew up. Now she was reminiscing in the whirr of traffic on I-95, heading south toward Richmond. I tried to listen, but my mind was lost somewhere in the fifth gear of the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLX. I was smiling, and perhaps my wife thought I was follo... Read full review for the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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It's good to have mechanical ability.

by Captain Matt Jedi Master from Wickliffe, Ohio on July 21, 2011

A great car if you can do your own repairs. I put a trans in this one. I bought it broken. Parts and repairs are expensive and reliable " mechanics" are hard to find. I can program my own key chips on... Read Full Review

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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