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2002 Volkswagen Jetta
2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Available Price Range $1,233-$6,561 Trims16 Combined MPG 23-46 Seats 5

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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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Dont Waste Your Money

by No More VWs Ever from Chicago, IL on December 25, 2010

Despite regularly having oil changes and scheduled maintenance performed, I needed a new engine at less than 78,000 miles!!!! Mechanic told me that he heard other VW owners (Passat and Jettas-00-03) e... Read Full Review

16 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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