2001 Volkswagen Golf User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Golf Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • 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" 16 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"build quality" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 2001 Volkswagen Golf reviews.

Chiara writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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5

Pros

nice looks, great gas mileage, strong build

Cons

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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Phil writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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5

Pros

evrything about it

Cons

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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Josh writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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5

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Good gas mileage, looks great, pretty good stock stereo, great in the snow, etc.

Cons

Don't know how VW's do after 100,000 miles.  

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I Loved This Car! — This car is seriously one of my favorite cars ever. For a little 2.0L it has a lot of juice. I drove it through a huge puddle and broke some sensor. Ended up costing like 200 bucks. Great car!

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Fredrik writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI Review
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4

Pros

Interior layout and design, seats and frugal diesel engine.

Cons

Handling (body roll), ride quality and build quality

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Very Solid All-rounder, But No Driver's Car. — I owned a 1.9 TDI S (90bhp) for almost 4 years - the longest I have ever owned a car. This in itself says something about how much I liked the car. It was well equipped and nothing ever stopped working. The fuel economy was pretty good and the engine pulled strongly too. My only real issues wih the car focus on the way it handles. Compared with the Mk II I owned prior to this it was particularly poor. It leaned too much and never felt very sporty in the corners. The interior was very good though, with nice use of materials and plenty of comfort. Decent, but if you can afford it buy a Mk V instead - much better in every way, apart from build quality.

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Caz writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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5

Pros

Quick, great handling, economical, comfortable ride, well-styled inside and out, versatile cargo space

Cons

I've had some small problems, nothing major though.

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Great Driver's Car — 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, exterior styling is clean and very European. I can fit my whole drum set in the back, and I can still see out of all the windows. Although, I've had some small issues with the car. Nothing that renders it undrivable. It starts every time. I named her "Saphira", and she's well-known on campus.

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Chris writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf Review
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3

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Solid

Cons

Slow

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Golf's All Great? — I would have to say NO CHANCE! I sadly had the SDI and it was pants bigtime, the new version may be good but the shape i had was garbage, should have got GTI

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Andrew391 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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Pace

Cons

Fuel consumption

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I Like Turbo's! — I owned this car for more than three years and it put a smile on my face everytime I planted my foot on the accelerator. This car has it all acceleration, handling, comfort, reliability and its practical. Only problem was the 25MPG.

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Christopher writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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its basically the same car as my dad's Audi A4, I actually like it better because its got a hatchback.

Cons

plastic on the dash is easy to scratch.  I've knocked the alignment out twice but thats just because I drive it hard.

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Complete Package! Sporty, Useful, Relatively Cheap — This car is a blast to drive. Its pure farfanugen. The turbo is a lot of fun to wind up and let go. Also, I have moved between 3 apartments with this car and the only thing it couldn't handle were my bed and my sofa. Its basically the same car as my dad's Audi A4. Same engine, better sound system, but the golf dosen't have 4 wheel drive or independent rear suspension. The brakes are a little different too.

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Nico3d3 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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4

Pros

fuel efficiciency, handling of the car

Cons

may cost more to repair than a gasoline engine

Nico3d3
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Little Powerful Engine Yet Really Fuel Efficient... — This is the best car I've ever own. The TDI engine is the most fuel efficient motor you can get. Its fuel consumption is really close to the Prius and other hybrid but yet, the TDI is more powerful and I really like the handling of the Golf too.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Callum writes:
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI Review
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5

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everything

Cons

nothing

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I Would Not Let No Drive It But Me — i like everything about this car the only thing i dont like about this car is nothing it is very fast and its not slow like some cars and its like my dream car and it eats fiesta st's its also a diesel with an intercooler on it with a full exhaust kit

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

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Love This Dub! Vw! By rockinrob

This TDI is one of my favorite overall cars I've ever owned, VW or not! Also, one of the LAST ones from Wolfsburg, Germany..fully loaded, with tech package, LED's, Bi-Xenon full motion lights..Dyn-Aud... Read More

Very Happy With Decision , Even 1 Year Later By galexand07

cannot get weather tech floor mats for this car. Overall this car has performed excellent. handling superb, quality of german engineering is 5 star and I plan on having this car for 200k plus miles. ... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

I Recommend This Card For Small Family By jenscruz

I like this car, because we can sleep in it, don't need camp anymore. its handling is very good, you don't realize that it is only has 1.4. This car was build in Mexico, I think it would be well in so... Read More

The Best Of Both Worlds!! By Goatman

VW's over the years have had a bad reputation for reliability. I can honestly say, I was always skeptical of those claims. My TDI has been the paragon of reliablilty and overall quality. The interi... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Hybrid Like Mileage With And Audi Like Feel By David

Very nice car that's a definite upgrade from the previous generation (which my wife has). Navigation system is very nice, but there's room for improvement there. The car is great at freeway speeds and... Read More

Little Bit Expensive By Jere

very good car,handling is exellent and acceleration and braking are very good,it is not a volkswagen car if you know what I mean(spell it on english)because it is too expensive it cost me 27 000 euros... Read More

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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

good motor and fairly quick for engine size. very well built an sturdy and fairly high spec. mileage good on motorway in 6th gear and in cruise mode but not the best around town. overall a very good b... Read More

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2005 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

Golf Plus By Chikou

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

Money Well Spent As Its Proven To Be Very Reliable And Is Always A Pleasure To Drive By Ben

Simply Brilliant,Fast,torquey and still acheives 55mpg,very sure footed handling which is almost impossible to upset no matter how hard you drive it,Has to be one of the best cars on the market for pe... Read More

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