2002 Volkswagen Passat Owners Manual – The arrival associated with the 270-horsepower, all-wheel-drive W8 sedan and wagon disturbs the tranquility for the Passat lineup. Standard features in the W8 cars develop upon the already impressive GLX equipment list, incorporating Electronic Stabilization Program with BrakeAssist, vented disc brakes all over (as opposed to solid discs in rear) xenon headlights with washers, larger 215/55R16 tires, an upgraded trip computer and extra chrome throughout the cabin. The rest associated with the Passats obtain only minor updates for 2002, including a trunk escape launch for the sedan, a cruise control signal light and an on/off switch for the mirror that is electrochromic. In addition, all-new Volkswagens come standard with an improved four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, up from two years/24,000 kilometers. In inclusion, Volkswagen will offer you a totally transferable restricted powertrain warranty that addresses five years or 60,000 kilometers.
In an attempt to contend with other deluxe carmakers, Volkswagen launched the new Passat W8 trim package in 2002, which joined the GLS entry-level therefore the GLX mid-range versions in the Passat lineup. And the W8 undoubtedly roared out of the gate, with an all-new 4.0-liter 8-cylinder engine that pumped aside a remarkable 270 hp. Solidly establishing itself near the top of the Passat (and VW’s) lineup, the W8 sedan and wagon arrived standard with a five-speed transmission that is automatic the Tiptronic handbook move function, a sunroof, leather seats (powered in the front side), VW’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, Xenon headlights, and a stability control system, among other features. The leather that is interior lumber trim had been also upgraded.
The remainder Passat lineup remained essentially unchanged from the past year, with the exception that VW increased its bumper-to-bumper warranty from two to four years, and added several tweaks like a cruise control indicator light.
Besides that, standard features for the GLS trim bundle included ac, energy house windows, power home locks, anti-lock brakes, traction control, cruise control, front and side airbags for the motorist and traveler, a keyless entry system, daytime running lights, and an anti-theft home security system. The GLX package included a sunroof and fabric seats, among other functions.
The GLS was readily available with either a 1.8-liter, 170-hp engine that is 4-cylinder a 2.8-liter, 190-hp V6. The GLX emerged only because of the V6. A manual that is five-speed ended up being standard for both the GLS additionally the GLX packages, while a five-speed automatic had been available as an option.
Drivers’ love/hate relationships using the Passat continues. There is no doubt that drivers are drawn to the Passat’s styling, standard features (many lent from Audi, that also is had by VW), comfort, and power. And drivers that are many reported minimal difficulties with their cars. But other individuals have mentioned regular, and high priced, trips towards the repair shop. Perhaps VW’s upgraded bumper-to-bumper warranty, introduced in 2002, helps alleviate some of the maintenance/cost dilemmas.