2001 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 24 2001 Volkswagen Beetle reviews.

AWitcher writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
3

Pros

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

Cons

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
65

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

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Beetle
Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?
CarGurus has 11,175 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,977.
ZIP:
Lester writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

A fun car to look at.

Cons

Quality became an issue.

175

Our New Beetle. — The car was a VW Jetta under the skin. The 2.0 liter four was kinda thrashy, but not too bad. The mileage was pretty good, but not great. You sit way back in the body, so it took a little getting used to driving it. Comfortable over long distances.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
cartersfarm writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Cons

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
65

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Nataliekhelms writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
Accessories:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

The many luxuries and it's speed!

Cons

Not much room in the back seat.

Nataliekhelms
25

Fast N Cute — I love this car because it is a 5-speed and tons of fun to drive! Only downside is the limited space in the back seats. Other than that, a VW bug is a wonderful car that I would recommend to anyone!

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Tanner writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
2

Pros

Quick...

Cons

Not cool, not fun, looks crappy, feels crappy.

85

Vw — Surprisingly quick. But I still think it's a crappy VW. Too many problems, too expensive, why pay? It's a chick car. The dashboard went on for miles. And why do all vws it smell like crayons? weird huh? I think it could be a lot better, go old school!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Jasmine writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

fun, cute

Cons

maintenance is expensive

45

This Is A Cute Car, But Once The Honeymoon Effect Wears Off, It's Not Such A Great Car — Performance: it was fun to drive and fairly fast Build Quality: it needed a LOT of repairs after 100,000 miles. engine broke, etc Appearance: it was cute for a highschool to early college girl Cost of ownership: maintenance was fairly expensive, but it got around 25-30 mpg fun factor: I enjoyed using the car for a while

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Will writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

quick

Cons

weak

45

Fun To Have — The car was great with acceleration and braking. It didn't need much work, just a chip in the engine and some work to the fuel injection. I had a ton of fun it but was a little too into racing and ended up crashing it.

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Leah writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

amazing brakes, amazing handling, handles accidents amazingly, good gas mileage

Cons

not very fast

45

Good First Car — not very fast...but the gas milage is good...its like driving a bubble and there isn't much foot room in the backseat if someone tall is in the front...not fun to make out in..very compact... but its cute!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
jesstos writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

gas mileage

Cons

fell apart

jesstos
45

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
flagbrat123 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

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.

Cons

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

flagbrat123
40

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 24 2001 Volkswagen Beetle reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Best Bug Ever By Sean

I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

Read all 2014 Volkswagen Beetle reviews

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

Read all 2013 Volkswagen Beetle reviews

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

Super Sassy By kristig123

This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

Read all 2012 Volkswagen Beetle reviews

2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

My Favorite Car By Sheunique

I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

Read all 3 2010 Volkswagen Beetle reviews

2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

Read all 4 2009 Volkswagen Beetle reviews

People researching a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, exterior, interior
Volkswagen Beetle
54% of the time
MINI Cooper
5% of the time
Honda Civic
4% of the time
Volkswagen Jetta
3% of the time
Beetle
Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?
CarGurus has 11,175 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,977.
ZIP: