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 GLS 1.8T Review
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Quick, smooth and powerful engine, beautifully built, great ownership proposition

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Competent but uninvolving handling & steering, staid and unimaginative design

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Guilty Pleasure No 103: Mk 4 Golf Gti 1.8t — Thanks to my autophile father I was pretty much born with petrol coarsing through my veins and grew up lusting after italian exotica and french ingenuity. So when it came to fulfilling my motoring destiny by parting with the hard earned, I fully expected to return home with a sonorous and stylish Alfa or a quirky old Citroen. How then did I become the owner of a Volkswagen Golf? And not even the iconic mk1, desirable mk2 or rejuvenated mk5, nope the stodgy if solid mk4. The actual reasons for this decision are somewhat dull and practical and as it happens I'm planning to swap it for aforementioned alfa in the next few months. But saying goodbye to the Golf won't be as easy as you may think. It may be staid, evolutionary and a little bit dull, but even to a petrolhead like me there has been a guilty pleasure about owning this car. Mine is a 1.8T GTI which helps the case enormously. The engine must be the pick of the mk4 bunch; it is silken smooth and pulls like a train, with lovely turbo torque from 2000rpm and some good old fashioned top end go as the 20 valves come on song around 4000rpm. The GTI also has significantly firmer springing and weightier steering than your boggo 1.6. Neither of these is going to mask the inherent shortcomings of the mk4 chassis, and on your favourite piece of twisty road it feels safe and competent rather than fun and involving. But in 90% of real world driving this is irrelevant. What is relevent, is where you are sitting and what you've got and here the Golf excels. It is beautifully built (far nicer than the mk5) and in GTI trim very well equipped - my favourite feature being the superb recaro seats which are comfortable and supportive. And then there's all the other stuff about owning a Golf, like good reliability and strong resale values which shouldn't get you excited but when it's your own money does. So there you go, i've said it, I'm glad to own a mk4 Golf and frankly would recommend it to anyone. Now where did I put that Alfa brochure....

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Review
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comfort, build quality

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emission problems

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Good Motor — only problem seems to be the oxygen sensors. other than that love it. performance is not the best but it has plenty of toys. was a little expensive but worth the few extra pounds. i would like to buy the higher powered model as my next motor. recommend to anyone

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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looks good, great performance, solid and fun to drive.

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a littel bit expensive to maintaine and some exesories does not fit.

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Vw Golf For Life — to total my words, vw golf is the best hot hatch in the all world, i mean you get from it what you want from any hatch bac car and more: cool appereance, powerfull engine, great handling and adrinalen pump when you step on it ( super burnouts). its prices are good in compare with the other cars from the same level and the dealer is good but a littel costy. i will always drive vw golf inthe future but it will be a GTI or a R32.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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VW build quality and brilliant performance.

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give me time, i'll think of something!!

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51 Gt Tdi — 51 plate Golf GT TDI - the quick economic diesil monster. Wheel in 4 corners means this car drives like a dream, acceleration pushes you back in the seat and you can chuck this baby about without worrying if you'll end up in a field. Diesel powered means it's super efficient too - Bounus!!

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Great looking car!

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Mechanical failures every other day.

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Vw Mk4 1.4l 16v — I bought this car in 2005 with 107,000km (105,000 on the papers) on the clock. It is an incredible looking car in good condition, but the mechanical relibility is pathetic! I've driven the car 40,000km since I bought it and it breaks down more often then I care to recall. I've spent more money fixing than what a trade-in value is worth so I'm stuck with it. The service from VW was also a reason I'll never buy another VW ever again.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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looks, performance, handling, fuel economy

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expensive to maintain, pick up

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Its Worth It — 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 suspensions, n the millage is an icing on the cake. a fun car to drive, specially when u wanna corner at crazy speeds ;) but the only drawback is it really hurts ur butt in various ways when u need to take it to the shop, german afterall ... but its worth it

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI Review
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great turning radius

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VW interrior

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01' Vw Golf Tdi — My girlfriend has this car and I must say that it is much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I think it has some cool factor just for being a diesel and it is pretty peppy. They did have an issue with the intake manifold becoming restricted which made the car seem like it had transmission issues but the problem was easily resolved.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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nice looks, great gas mileage, strong build

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electrical misfirings - lots of them

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2001 Vw Golf — Despite the electrical misfits of this VW year (2001) model, I love my car and will drive it to the ground! I would buy another VW, as this is my second one already. It's affordable, it's gas efficient, and it's comfortable. Did I mention it's fun to drive, too? Especially if it's a manual, like mine is.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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Reliability, economical,  build quality, flexibilty, space.

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dull to drive and VERY wobbly around corners!

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Mk4 Vw Golf Gt Tdi — Still have this car; It's done c200k miles and has never let me or the family down. Looks old now, but you still see millions on the road - so that say's quite a bit about it. Not the most exciting thing I have owned, I must admit, but a Swiss army knife of cars.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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evrything about it

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paint isnt amazing, and not enough money to finish what i want to do!

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Not Standard And Is Awsome, Love It! — Smoothed bumpers, badgeless grill, bad boy bonnet, debedged and handled boot with poper. 40mm drop 18" audi tt rep wheels. GTi aniversary bodykit. tints leather seats upgraded speakers with a sub an amp, just bought a double din head unit, looks awsome. its got black angel eyes, a chip from sherman and an induction kit soon. next thing i want some new rims, not sure wot yet but some big face rims.

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Am Keep Buying The Same Car Every Other Year. By zina

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

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The Best Of Both Worlds!! By Goatman

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2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Fun Little Car By dennis95404

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2006 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Wish It Had The Speed Of The R32 At Times..ha. By Kelly-jo

From a r32 to a Golf gt tdi,well what could a girl say!!!I love Golfs so im happy with this 1..Performance,acceleration not bad for a diesel..tax is nice and cheap..all in all u cant go wrong with a G... Read More

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2005 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Great All Around Car By Matt_76

If you are looking for a well built Germany auto and it needs to do alittle bit of everything you cannot go wrong with the VW golf. I got the car with 90K 4 years ago and now have 156K and other than ... Read More

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i love my car because is a nice car when you drive my car you feel awssome acceleration is good handling very good She is a best car a dervie .no is really car i love all volkswagen but this car i... Read More

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