Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf

2002 Volkswagen Golf

MSRP: $15,050 - $17,650
4.2

Reliability

4.5/5

Interior

3.8/5

Safety

4.5/5

Performance

4.0/5

Strengths

  • Many standard features
  • Good cargo capacity

Weaknesses

  • Limited engine options
  • Styling is outdated

2002 Volkswagen Golf Review 

2002 Volkswagen Golf performs and plays many roles. This is a handy car. Two people will sit in the back seats easily. With the hatchback design, these seats can be folded down, and a fantastic load of stuff can be packed into the cargo area. Stronger engines go into the Volkswagen sporty GTI hatchback, which is replaced in 2002 by a new model. 

VWs front-wheel-drive Golf hatchback has two to four doors, structurally related to the Jetta, while the GTI only is a coupe. All were redesigned in 1999. For 2002, a four-door Golf GL was added, and the GLS now includes a premium CD/cassette stereo. Curtain-type standard airbags protect passenger heads during side collisions. 

Volkswagen launched a new section GTI 337 at the New York International Auto Show in March 2002. The GTI 337 is based loosely on the 25th anniversary of Jetta, sold in Germany last year, with a number that goes back to Volkswagen’s heritage. The original golf designations of 337 were used at the beginning of the 1970s.

More details regarding the 2002 VW Golf Configurations and Interior Features are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2001 Volkswagen Golf, then click our post.

2002 VW Golf Specs And Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power115 @ 5200 rpm
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
MPG24 City / 31 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2002 VW Golf Specs And Features

2002 Volkswagen Golf Configurations

The different configurations of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf are the following:

1. 2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L

Price: The MSRP of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L is ranging between $15,050 – $15,250.

Specs And Features: It has features of 2.0L I-4 engine, 115 @ 5,200 rpm horsepower, 122 @ 2,600 rpm torque, 5-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive type, heated mirrors, 15″ steel wheels, cloth seat trim, front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio and keyfob (all doors) remote keyless entry.

2. 2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI

Price: The MSRP of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI is ranging between $16,345 – $16,545.

Specs And Features: It has additional or replacing features on GL 2.0L. It comes with a 1.9L I-4 engine, 155 @ 1,900 rpm torque and 90 @ 3,750 rpm horsepower.

3. 2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L

Price: The MSRP of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L is $16,600.

Specs And Features: It has additional or replacing features on GL TDI. It comes with 2.0L I-4 engine, 122 @ 2,600 rpm torque, premium cloth seat trim and 115 @ 5,200 rpm horsepower.

4. 2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI

Price: The MSRP of the 2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI is $17,650.

Specs And Features: It has additional features on GLS 2.0L. It comes with a 1.9L I-4 engine, 155 @ 1,900 rpm torque and 90 @ 3,750 rpm horsepower.

2002 Volkswagen Golf Configuration
2002 Volkswagen Golf Configuration

2002 Volkswagen Golf Interior

The right style makes it possible for drivers and passengers to sit upright more than most compact cars. There is sufficient space for four people, but there are five seats. There are 18 cubic feet of freight in the area behind the rear seats. The split rear seatbacks are divided to create a total of 41.8 cubic feet for more storage areas. Air conditioning, power door lock, cassette player, and a manual tilt/telescoping steering column are standard equipment. The GTI 1.8T hatchback is supplied with a Leather Package.

Golf is designed with unusually high standard equipment, including anti-lock brakes and airbags on the side impact. The level of refinement is unexpected. Forget about the grain plastic wood in certain cars. The real thing is this trim. Stylish instruments look like components of aircraft at night with a vibrant red needle and backlighting indigo gauges. Auto-Up and Auto-Down power windows in this class are usually not found. The 1.8T seats are strong and supportive. However, more side bolstering would help drivers and passengers in tight corners.

Seat adjustments are Volkswagen’s trademark, with a unique jack to adjust the seat’s height; first of all, they are very difficult to use, but familiarity improves this with an awkward rake knob. The back seats look surprisingly spacious, and all but the tallest of passengers are in the headroom. There is no stretch out legroom, but sliding your feet below the front seats is a quiet place to enjoy short trips. Three-point seat belts should be used in all three positions in the back, a good safety feature usually seen on expensive luxury cars.

2002 Volkswagen Golf Interior
2002 Volkswagen Golf Interior

Should I Buy a Volkswagen Golf 2002?

Yes, the Volkswagen Golf 2002 is a good choice because it has good safety features, a reliable car, and its amazing, powerful engine.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2002 VW Golf a good car?

It’s a pretty cool car, the VW Golf GLS. It combines pleasure, elegance, motivation, and the economy. It is great.  Its amazingly powerful engine and sports car driving make driving fun.

What is a 2002 VW Golf worth?

The worth of the 2002 VW Golf – $147-$1,267 

Is a Volkswagen Golf 2002 a reliable car?

VW Golf GLS is a reliable car. It blends pleasure, coolness, reliability, and economy perfectly. This car does NEVER broken up, so it does NOT waste gas only. You’re not going to waste much on this car maintenance!

How many miles can Golf 2002 last?

Volkswagen cars usually last about 100,000 miles as it is serviced and well cared for. You usually buy VW cars longer than 10-year-old VWs now.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen Golf, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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