2001 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"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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Danial writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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Exterior Styling, Engine Performance, Interior

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Low end torque, lacking all wheel drive, either work on your own car.....or pay a mechanic tons of cash to keep on top of repairs.

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2001 Gti Vr6 — I think the vr6 drives very well and at most has better top end acceleration rather than low end torque. I love the style of the car and am looking forward in owning the car for many years to come.

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Elaine writes:
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it looks good

Cons

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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Walker writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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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:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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4

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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:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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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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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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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:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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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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Yvonne writes:
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5

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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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Angelina writes:
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very cool

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nothing negative

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Gti's Rule! — Awesome car! Didn't change style for 7 years! Looks cool, performs well, quick off the line, it rules! Not a gas guzzler. So worth the money. Someone we know bought a Toyota for the same price but it had NOTHING!! She still has it (yawn), and we still have ours and it rocks!

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