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2002 Volkswagen Jetta Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by yezintaha

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Reviewed: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

4dr Sedan turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

Why the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta?

Exterior styling

Clean, slightly aggressive, easy to clean, no strange lumps or bumps.

Fuel economy

The diesel returns phenomenal fuel mileage. I have yet to achieve less than 40mpg with mixed highway/city, and am usually 42-47 for highway only.

Interior styling

Clean, neat, everything is easy to reach, except the front cupholders which are worthless. Interior lighting is great.

Why Not the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta?

Reliability & durability

The auto transmission is an abysmal failure. DO NOT buy a VW of any type with the 01M (late 90s through early 2000s) auto transmission unless it has already been replaced with a $5000 FACTORY REPLACEMENT UNIT ONLY! The original auto will fail.

Rear seat room & comfort

It is a little cramped. Not great for full grown adults.

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