2001 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"power" 15 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Elaine writes:
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it looks good

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the over size 18" wheels batter the ball bearings

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Ideal Run Around, — good performance, Very fast in 2nd gear, good braking as the warning light comes on.. quality german built, spare parts are reasonably priced. a bit heavy on petrol around town but i get 38-41 on long trips. a fun car to drive, but hard suspension....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alastair writes:
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Acceleration

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Poor staying power i.t.o. construction

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Golf Gti — Great acceleration, at 7 years old, car is starting to disintegrate. Electric window mechanism is poorly designed - I have had to replace 2 since owning the car. Hoping that the Golf 6 is released in SA sometime soon, but I am interested in a hydrogen car as my next vehicle, so might not take that plunge.

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Chad writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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5

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VR6, rain sensing wipers, heated leather, auto climate control.

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It could be a bit faster, and handle a little better (mine is stock)

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Bamf — certainly not the greatest GTI out of all the years, but it's fun, reliable, and comfortable. Don't forget about the legendary exhaust note of the VR6.

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Walker writes:
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5

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VR6 is an awesome engine.

Cons

Nothing.

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Best Car For The Money. — Very quick for only having a 174 HP. HP and Torque curves are flat so its always pulling 6.5 to 60 with 174 weighing 3100 with me in it is not to bad. German brakes nough said. Handles like a go-kart. Only thing Ive replaced is a wheel bearing. Very awesome looking even stock turns heads. Depends on how you drive it but i get 22-25 mpg. So much fun to drive everyday with the 5 spd and the VR6 just sounds awesome over 4 grand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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brando422 writes:
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crisp handling, great cargo space with seats folded down, good torque with manual transmission, very reliable, stock Monsoon sound system

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not a good family car, road noise at high speed

brando422
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A Timeless, Luxurious, Ralley Car — The 2001 GTI VR6 GLX model has all the bells and whistles. Digital climate control, heated seats & mirrors, power moon roof, and comfortable racing inspired leather seats. The acceleration is above average with enough power to smoke the tires shifting into 2nd, sometimes 3rd gear, hammer down. The braking and handling are what you'd expect in a ralley type sports car making it super fun to drive. Classic style and well designed interior cabin, road noise is a con. Volkswagens are built solidly and I have not had any flawed electrical problems as reported with many VWs. No rattles, no rust, no lame parts. Fuel economy is just ok, 16/24, especially when driven aggressively for fun. Replaced the clutch & timing chain at 120k, other maintenance average $1000 a year for brakes, belts, tires, alternator at 75k, cooling system sensors, ABS wiring harness, battery terminal harness did rust & snap. Overall a great car, reliable, good in bad weather, and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DemonOfRazgriz89 writes:
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High quality interior, fully loaded, Good gas mileage capabilities

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High cost of maintenance, Premium fuel required

DemonOfRazgriz89
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Great At First, But Starting To Realize The Lack Of Regular Maintenance From Previous Owners. — Love the mk4 styling. Bought this for the VR6 specifically; fantastic sounding and performing motor. Great interior build quality, with plenty of room for driver and all passengers. The GLX trim comes with nearly every single option available so that's always a plus.

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

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Michael writes:
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its practical

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the performance

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Overall Not A Bad Car — this car is practical and quite cheap to run, the performance isnt great but it will do. Te apperace isnt that bad and it is fairly easy to maintain with out any great costs, the handling is alright but could be improved.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
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fun...good handling...fast

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not rear wheel drive

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Great Car — very quick fun to drive car...any vw is...pretty good acceleration once the turbo starts spooling great gas mileage, the only problem is that i scrape over pretty much any bump, i guess thats the cost of driving a slammed car...should be an r32 and have all wheel drive...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mitchell writes:
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Love to hear the sound of 20lbs of boost being expelled.

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A $50 tank gets me ~250kms

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Car — Performance - Decent for an affordable car. Build Quality - Every stock bushing=Garbage Appearance - Silver exterior, shaved, debadged, slammed. Black leather interior Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage sucks, especially when your cat is gone. Repairs are few and far between, but expensive. Fun Factor - Always gotta love the sound of a blow off valve

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

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Yvonne writes:
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it's quick and handles amazing

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electrical problems

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I'd Buy It Again — of course gregory needs repairs! he's a volkswagen. i love the way the car handles and it looks great, even better after my modifications. ;) nonetheless, i don't know if i'd recommend volkswagens to non-enthusiasts since there have been a couple of wiring issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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