2001 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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GL 2.0
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Avg. Price: $4,340
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $4,736
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,193
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4.35 stars

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Golf Iii Tdi by Michel
 — Everything a Golf should be: great building quality, good looks, good handling. I actually like it more than its successor. The quality of this model is better. The sports seats give a great feel to e... Read More
Great Driver's Car by Caz
 — I got my green VW Golf GLS 2.0 3 years ago, and I'm very happy with it. It has quick acceleration, phenomenal handling, the ride is very smooth, interior quality is the best for this price range, ext... Read More
Its Worth It by Himanshu
 — its an amazing car, and a wonderful drive. not the best pick up but u feel the kick once u hit 120kmph n it goes all the way to 260, that shows on the meter. perfect handling, minimum vibration, great... Read More

2001 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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2001 Volkswagen Golf

Volkwagen made an effort to upgrade the "fit and finish" elements of its venerable Golf hatchback models for 2001 with a number of improvements. Interior cloth fabrics were upgraded, for instance, and the cupholders got an update in an effort to make them more durable (they tended to break easily in earlier models). Leather upholstery was added to some trim packages, side-curtain head-protection airbags were offered as optional equipment, audio controls were added to the steering wheels of some versions, and the optional sports suspension was tightened up.

Overall, the Golf was available in five different trim packages. The base two-door GL trim came with a 115-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, while the GL TDI came with a 90-hp, 1.9-liter diesel engine with the TDI (turbo direct injection) feature. The four-door GLS versions were available with either the base 115-hp 4-cylinder engine, the 90-hp diesel engine (called the GLS TDI trim), or a 150-hp, 1.8-liter gas engine (called the Golf GL 1.8T).

Standard equipment for the GL and GL TDI included air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, tilt steering, and an AM/FM/cassette audio system. The GLS packages added cruise control (also standard on the GL TDI), power windows, power door locks, and child safety door locks. The GLS 1.8T also added traction control. Optional equipment included a CD player and a moonroof, as well as a premium sound system.

The Volkswagen Golf, and especially the turbo models, continued to receive high marks from the drivers, who liked the car's power, styling, build quality, safety features, and handling. As always, though, some drivers noted that the car needed too many trips to the repair shop. There were complaints about VW customer service as well.

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2001 Vw Golf Gl Blowing Fuses And Need Help

So I traded a 99 accord for a 01 golf and am working on this and I can't figure it out. So the cluster light and the back left tail light and i figured that it was the fuse so i changed all the fuse...

29 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
gee0215
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2001 Golf Gti 1.8t 5speed Stalls After 15 Minutes And Won't Start Back Up W...

changed the fuel pump fuel pump relay vacuum hoses

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Dashboard Light Issue

When I turn the car on my brake light comes on and it will turn off if I hit the circular air button next to the AC. What do I need to do to fix it.

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
cormac
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How Do I Turn Off The Service Light / Tone Vw Golf 2001

how do i turn off the service tone / light

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There Is Cruise Controler In Golf 2.0l 2001 ???

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