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Hey,

I'm either going to get a 2001.5 or 2002 GLS tip Passat. Is there any reason to get the 2002 over the 2001.5? Was there anything added in 2002? The 2002 seems to be at least $1K more but I get a .50% interest rate deducation over the 2001.

Thanks!! :D

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What package? 1.8T or V6? The differences are slight depending on the engine and package (oil filter placement, corner lights, etc). Check out edmunds for a pic and technical data. Its not a bad place to start for generic information. You'll definitely be able to get more detailed info from members here. I've got an 02, but have never seen a "01.5" before. :???:
 

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The only thing different between the 2001.5 and 2002 is the length of the warranty.

2001.5- 2yrs/24k miles bumper to bumper, 10yr/100k drivetrain
2002- 4yrs/48k miles bumper to bumper, 5yr/60k drivetrain

If your buying used the 2001.5 goes down to 5yr/50k drivetrain.
so your better off with the 2002 or newer. I bought the 2001.5 for the
10yr/100k drivetrain warranty which made more sense to me at the time.

Other than that they are identical. One other thing, mid way through the
2002 model year they changed to a double din stereo with cd player.
 

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What package? 1.8T or V6? The differences are slight depending on the engine and package (oil filter placement, corner lights, etc). Check out edmunds for a pic and technical data. Its not a bad place to start for generic information. You'll definitely be able to get more detailed info from members here. I've got an 02, but have never seen a "01.5" before. :???:
The 01.5 is when they changed the Passat to what we normally call the B5.5 (all the chrome added, different head and tail lights, etc.)

There was a change in turbos which resulted in a boost from 150HP to 170HP, but I forget what year that was, it might have been 2000. Someone who knows exactly when it happened is sure to show up.
 

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The only thing different between the 2001.5 and 2002 is the length of the warranty.

2001.5- 2yrs/24k miles bumper to bumper, 10yr/100k drivetrain
2002- 4yrs/48k miles bumper to bumper, 5yr/60k drivetrain

If your buying used the 2001.5 goes down to 5yr/50k drivetrain.
so your better off with the 2002 or newer. I bought the 2001.5 for the
10yr/100k drivetrain warranty which made more sense to me at the time.

Other than that they are identical. One other thing, mid way through the
2002 model year they changed to a double din stereo with cd player.
 
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