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Celebrities are just like us. A few of them, anyway. In fact, when it comes to celebrities like Justin Timberlake, while he might be worth $250 million, he’s no stranger to running his errands behind the wheel of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. But what is it about the Volkswagen Jetta that has Timberlake so enamored with it?  

Why Justin Timberlake drives a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

A silver 2002 Volkswagen Jetta sedan is shown parked at left facing angle
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Yes, you read that right. Justin Timberlake is the proud owner of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, GQ reports. The Volkswagen sedan even serves as his daily driver and is his go-to car for running errands. 

However, it’s no surprise that the celeb would opt for such a modest car when doing such everyday tasks. After all, Justin Timberlake is one of the best-known celebrities, and, unfortunately, sometimes the world’s most famous celebrities are forced to go incognito to get things done.

As for what’s under the hood of Timberlake’s 2002 Volkswagen Jetta? GQ reports that Timberlake’s Volkswagen sedan features a turbocharged 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine. It also offers up a good amount of interior space. A maximum of 34 cubic feet of cargo space, Kelley Blue Book reports. 

Justin Timberlake’s car collection includes more than a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

While Justin Timberlake has no problem running his errands behind the wheel of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, his car collection does include a few more expensive models. Take, for example, Timberlake’s 2006 Bentley Continental GT. According to GQ, the star paid £150,000 for the luxury sedan. Timberlake isn’t the only one to own the Continental GT either. In fact, other celebrity owners of this expensive Bentley include stars like Robert Downey Jr, Sylvester Stallone, and even Jay-Z.

Justin Timberlake also owns a 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible, GQ reports. The celeb first drove the car while filming 2012’s Trouble With The Curve, which he starred in alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. The classic car featured a 365 horsepower 6.6-liter V8 engine under its hood. 

“I kept driving that car around and around, and finally I just said, ‘Yeaaaaahh,’” Timberlake told USA Today. “I found a ’67 GTO in Texas. This guy had only put, like, nine hours [driving on it] since he fully restored it. I called him up and said, ‘I’ll take it off your hands.’ I got lucky.”

How much is Justin Timberlake worth?

Justin Timberlake during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
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Justin Timberlake’s net worth rings in at an impressive $250 million, Celebrity Net Worth reports. Though, Justin Timberlake’s net worth shouldn’t be that surprising. After all, Timberlake is a man of many talents. Not only is he the former lead singer of NSYNC, but he’s also a songwriter, actor, and record producer. But let’s get back to Justin Timberlake’s beloved 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.