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2002 Volkswagen Jetta OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS
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Upon buying this vehicle, nobody informed me what a terrible mistake I was about to make. I bought it at 120,000 miles and was hoping it would last me through high school and college. Little did I know, it would only last around two years and would have more problems than I could count. Although there are a few pros for the car, all related to the exterior/interior design of the car, and that it was easy to drive, most of the comments I have are negative. Mechanically, the car was absolutely awful. It worked perfectly for the first year, but when one thing started going wrong, everything started going wrong. It's a never ending cycle of things breaking and me being stressed of whether it's even going to get me home or not. AAA has become my best friend. That stupid Jetta caused me so many problems, and I'm done with it. Someone needs to buy it so I don't have to know it's in my possession anymore.
Better than I expected.
I bought this car about a year ago and it has really surprised me. The previous owner kept up with routine maintenance and it shows in how reliable it has been for me. It had one issue with the water intake valve leaking but I hear that's a common problem with the older 2.0 Jetta's. Easy cheap replacement and I took care of the temp sensor while I was at it. The 2.0 Motor is pretty gutless as I would have preferred the 1.8 Turbo but I do feel the reliability and ease of maintenance for the 2.0 Makes it a good deal. I also hear the auto tranny models will not last long but I have the 5sp and it seems to still shift smooth at 210K. Next item for replacement are the front struts which I also hear is a common issue.