2001 Volkswagen Golf Overview

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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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Volkswagen Golf Questions

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What Could Be The Problem?

I have a 2001 VW Golf 1.6,it makes a weird noise like clearing throat when i start it up either in the morning or afternoon. this problem only started 3 days ago. please help. Thank you!

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I Have A 2001 Vw Golf Starts Fine When Its Cold But After Its Hot Doesn't W...

It seems like when its hot doesn't want to run

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2001 Vw Golf 1.8t Won't Shift Into Drive Until 4,000rpm.

Hello, I just purchases this VW, has 175k miles but runs perfect and was shifting smoothly until yesterday...check engine light came on and now appears to launch from 2nd gear, hard to say for sure....

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Is A Small Turbocharged Engine More Fuel Efficient Above Or Below The Boost...

I've been trying to figure out more fuel efficient driving techniques, but I don't have an instantaneous mileage display so I need to rely on mechanical knowledge instead. I know that increased compre...

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Where Can I Locate The Map Sensor On A 2001 Volkswagen Golf Gls 2.0

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