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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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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Justin writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS Review
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3

Pros

Initial cost, tunability, upgradability, fun to drive.

Cons

Expensive to maintain, sloppy factory suspensiion.

25

A Great First Car, But Nothing More. — Great performance potential. Lots of tuning help and upgrades available. Smokes Lexus IS250's, and Benz SLK230 Kompressors when the GTI is chipped. Very cheap to own, expensive to maintain, fun to drive. When it works, that is. Constantly needs repair work. Handles kinda sloppy with stock suspension.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vitsnukorn writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS Review
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5

Pros

handling, performance after mod

Cons

didn't buy the later model for the 6speed manual T.T

35

Fun To Drive — for the 2001 model it comes with 150hp/150tq its was pretty good before i modded it but.... it was still slow to me but after modding the car its very fun to drive, fast, and attacks the corner with no problem at all. and its a nice sleeper car some people underestimate this car and what it can do with some mods done to it and i can have a friend vouch also cause he drive a '05 MK4 GTI and I saw a race with him vs a Audi S4 stock and he won that race

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

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Drew writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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5

Pros

fast, fun, not american

Cons

one thing goes bad, expect more

25

Greatest Car I've Driven And Owned So Far — performance - pretty zoomy from the factory, once the car hits 100k things break and it gets pretty costly, but a beautiful, small, light weight car, gets great gas mileage and is very fun to drive, i'd recommend it to anyone

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Production writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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5

Pros

Top Speed

Cons

Expensive Maintenance

25

Total Value High — Albeit random electrical issues, this car has gobs of torque, it's SOLID and at 120k miles still behaves as friskily as the day we brought her home. Extremely versatile and roomy, and a breeze to drive in traffic or at 150mph :D

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Danial writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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5

Pros

Exterior Styling, Engine Performance, Interior

Cons

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.

25

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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Angelina writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS Review
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5

Pros

very cool

Cons

nothing negative

25

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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Michael writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX Review
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5

Pros

great acceleration/handling  and interior/exterior styling

Cons

can be a little pricey if something goes wrong

25

Great Car — vr6 engine gives great acceleration in any circumstance. factory sport suspension wins everytime in a mountainous slalom type course. no creaks or rattles. everything sounds as stable as a new vehicle except its 7 yrs old. the exterior looks great with its light gold paint job, black background headlights and blacked out side markers and side turn signals. factory 5 spoke 17" rims and a great sounding borla catback exhaust. upgraded neuspeed ignition wires, sirius satellite radio, jvc head unit, polk audio speakers, eclipse 4 channel amp, kicker 750.1 powering a kicker 12" L7.

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Keith1151 writes:
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4

Pros

looks

Cons

consumpsion

35

My Gti — Performance – acceleration, braking, handling, Build Quality, dwnside it drinks juice. awsum car to drive. very comfortable motor, eats clio sports for fun lol...

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Wilson writes:
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4

Pros

bullet proof except for the odd common fault

Cons

slow and looking dated

35

Golf Gti Turbo — my last car was a golf gti turbo, bullet proof nice everyday car which didnt do what it said on the tin, slow.should be called a slow gti. new ones are better.

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Alex writes:
2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

HP/TQ,  ride height , and drivetrain

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2001 Vw Gti — Could be a little more HP And TQ Also could be a little lower ride hight like the r32 as well as the all wheel drive BUT other than those disclamers i absolutely love it

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