2001 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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waynedj writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Review
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4

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Car is a lot of fun to drive and with the turbo is sneaky fast.

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Quality of interior components is lacking. Plastic used is poor quality and parts are breaking off all the time.
Monsoon sound system was great at first but amplifier cuts in and out, cannot control volume.
Paint (Dark Blue Metallic) deteriorating badly is south Florida sun and heat. Bought it in Chicago and did not expect to be taking it to Florida. Light color would have been better.

waynedj
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Bought It New In January, 2001 — A/C has gone out and very expensive to have it fixed. I guess I could spend the money and restore it back to original condition. It has 133k miles and still runs well enough to keep for a while longer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cartersfarm writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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5

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Great mileage & daily commute car.  Vast interior room, great handling on ice, cute as a button!

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Expensive to maintain, the GLS sport suspension is way to low and results in undercarriage work & short (45 aspect ratio) tires break belts often.

cartersfarm
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Great Daily Commute W/ Mileage Galore! — I purchased this as a daily commute car and have driven it around the country and 100+ miles a day since 2003. It is the ideal car for this type of commute/long haul with the TDI Diesel engine and is VERY comfortable. Unfortunately I purchased it without understanding that the GLS body type had unusually low ground clearance and very short tires (45 aspect ratio) both of which are the only complications when on the open road. Lastly, repairs are very expensive ($1,500 for an alternator!) but offset by the 52+ MPG I routinely get...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cheryl writes:
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GREAT FUN CAR AND RELIABLE

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BLOCKED DRAINAGE

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Cj's Beetle Review — This is my current car - i love it - it is quite quick as mine is a 2.3 v5 so its not too bad. It is not bad on fuel and it is a good quality car. It is really fun to drive. It is dark blue with alloys and the interior is black leather. The only things I have had problems with is the drainage holes getting blocked so it kept getting water in the footwells. Hopefully this is now sorted though. Apart from that it is great.

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Katie writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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power everything, moonroof, 2-door hatchback

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nothing negative

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle — It's 100% pure German engineering. It's a quick little 2-door hatchback with TURBO. It's an automatic, which is the only downfall, but it's got a moonroof, perfect for putting a surfboard up through it. Brand new CD player/MP3 player, and power locks and windows with keyless entry. Amazing MPG, and it's a turbo that actually uses unleaded gas. Leather interior. It's cute, and it's definitely the car for me.

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AWitcher writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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3

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Can't beat a VW interior
Stylish Design
Power
Smelled Like Crayons

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Constant Maintenance
VW mechanics knew me by my first name
Closest VW mechanic was 45 minutes away
Not great fuel economy
Radio not great
Not reliable

AWitcher
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Don't Let The Looks Fool You... — I am a fan of VW's... however, my 2001 VW Beetle was a money pit. No one ever wanted to work on it. The only people who would work on it was at VW dealerships and I paid dearly for the parts and labor. It handled well in the snow and sleet. It was great in fact. The design was beautiful and as I stated before, no one beats a VW's interior design or attention to detail. If only they had done the same with the fuel economy or reliability, I would still be in a VW now instead of another car. Everyone always thinks your gas mileage is great, and it really wasn't that great. Not on the turbo anyway. Turbo had many sets of problems also. Maintenance costs are excessive, so please keep that in mind before purchasing a VW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Logan writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Review
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Great Mileage
Great ride for what you pay for
Lots if front up front

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Lower HP and TQ

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Good Economical Car... Das Autos Much Better Than You Would Think!!! — Nice little eco box with german influence. great ride and handing. could sue more power. decent manual trans. LOVE the VW interior lIght combo. Great gas mileage, performace lacking a little for this model but they cant take away from the GTI ya know!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ladybug591 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Review
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Fuel efficient safe car, and fun to to drive. Rarely in the shop other than for maintenance.

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Small, but that is a given factor.

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A Responsive Car To Drive On Local Roads And Highways. — This car has been a gem for the ten years I have owned it. We drove it to Canada one year and the way it holds the road is superior to our Chrysler T & C. The air bags make this a very safe car to drive. THIS CAR HAS SOLD!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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ryannevekich writes:
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it's cute

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the interior has fallen apart

ryannevekich
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Dougie The Buggie — I like the fact that it's small and cute and stylish. Gets good gas mileage. However, the interior is poorly made in 2001's and many things have fallen apart inside. Also, it is very small and i can't fit everything in it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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flagbrat123 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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Wonderful car.  I haven't had any problems with it and it is a very efficient vehicle.   Despite how it looks on the outside it is very roomy on the inside.

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It is not the fastest, nor is it the best for a family.  

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Beauty In The Beetle — This is probably the best car I have ever owned. It is wonderful for any young person. I haven't had any problems with it and the tires are brand new; got them changed last summer. A very efficient and reliable vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jesstos writes:
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gas mileage

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fell apart

jesstos
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Good For A While — AWESOME, PERFECT for the first few years, fell apart way too quickly. Great gas mileage. I'm sad to get rid of her but she is in the shop too often, and very few mechanics know how to work on volkswagens.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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