2001 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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:4.1 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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"build quality" 9 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"expensive part" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Great looks, sporty, nicely equiped

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Awful build quality

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Nice Car, Bad Quality — This was a GTI model - nicely equipped and great performance, but lots of issues with build quality (made in Brazil) that finally led me to replace with a Passat. This model generation was the best looking, best overall package, went downhill from there

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Looks, build quality, economy, charm

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I bought it as a second-hand car, and would probably have upgraded the stereo if bought brand new

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Iv 1.6l 105 Hp Highline — The most classy Golf ever! The newer Mk V and VI models are for sure good cars, however, they don't appeal to me nearly as much as the Mk IV. This was my first car ever, and was a very pleasant car to own. I actually miss it quite a bit, it would make a sweet "No. 2-car" next to my Volvo V70... ;-)

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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turbo =D

Cons

XP on repairs

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Buy If U Can Afford Repairs — fun to drive, good torque and hp. very good handling. not that gas consuming. interior very roomy for a hatch. maintenance is expensive when major parts brake. interior has couple of defaults, no car is perfect, but this one was the most fun i had of all.

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

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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drive it is fun

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no expensive maintenance

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Golf Forever — TDI 150 ! famous, good performances and accelerations, good build quality, easy maintenance and no expensive, exterieur styling is discret, interior is't happyness. diesel consomation is small, wheels are beautiful, body color and build is good, a good car !! very nice

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

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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Discreet classy sports hatchback that's practical and well built

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Dont avoid buying a looked after example

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Very Good Value For Money - Not Fastest Hot-hatch, But Excellent All Rounder — The 1.8t was a fairly quick car in 150bhp form - although this power could be easily re-mapped to over 200bhp for around £300.00. Braking was amazing, but handling in general could have been more sports orientated, however - it was such a good all rounder and a totally capable motorway cruiser. Earlier examples had Recaro interiors which are a really nice touch, there are certain common weak areas of the car such as coilpacks/window regulators, but nothing you cannot sort out with a bit of DIY. Sold mine with over 100k miles and it was still driving like a new car. regularly got over 35mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great car, make sure you can afford it and ignore the ones with the automatic gearboxes

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High fuel consumption, high insurance cost and expensive parts

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Review Volkswagen Golf Iv 2.3 V5 — Performance- Expected more out of a 2.3 liter engine. Although the automatic gearbox ruins a lot!!! It's still faster than the average car though... Build quality- It is supposed to be a very reliable car, but the weather here ruins a lot of the plastics and it's hard to find a propper garage that does the right job. The engine is bullit proof and never let me at the side of the road. Appearance-People complain that it's just a Golf, it's not flashy, but definately not ugly! The Golf IV is the most beautiful Golf Volkswagen ever produced in my eyes. Besides that, you can consider this car as "cool" since teenagers love it as a "hot hatch"... which it is.... Cost of ownership- If you can just afford the car because you have the money to buy one, leave it alone... Get a Japanese hatchback or something... Fuel consumption is VERY high for such a car with an average of 9 km/l. Also the cost of insurance is high, because my car is considered to be a "sportscar" with the insurance companies. Then the maintenance, simple service is cheap of course. But if something breaks and you need new parts??? Jackpot!!! Fun Factor- With a 2.3l 5-cylinder engine, you will adore this engine if you know something about cars. You get the beautiful soundtrack of a 5-cylinder engine and not a standard 4-cylinder sound like most Golfs will have. However, I always see this car as a GT car, not soo much a "hot hatch" like a GTI or R32. It has soft suspension, an automatic gearbox and is made for comfort. But put your foot down, and it can blow your head off!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The looks

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its a bottom of the range model

25

Demonizer — i love my car and its design because its a muscular looking car. It means business. This car is amazing to drive. very comfortable. Easy to get parts and feels like your not driving its so quiet on the road

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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good ride

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radio could be better

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Good Car — The turbo ensures good acceleration and sounds cool. The handling is good. The best things are the ride quality and build quality, good german engineering. I like the apperance too nice interior. The fuel consumption is average, 35 mpg ish.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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very well looked after .

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to spaciouse for just me .

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Vw Golf . — will upload picture asa possible ,very reliable motor with very good interior.very clean and well looked after car .rear tint windows,part leather seats,standard stero,new clutch recently fitted,alloys,7months mot,would suit day to day driving.first to see will like .

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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Alot

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little

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Check — This car is the most sufficient i know. Power is emaculate. Consumption up there in its class. The look is awsome and retrow. For the price and the maintenance on it there is not alot to say than "you'll be suprised"

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2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

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