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 TDI Review
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The Godfather of Hatchbacks, VW quality, Low MPG, Resale Value

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Obsolete Tiptronic Gearbox, Hard Suspension, Brake Response, Maintenance Cost

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Golf Iii Tdi — 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 every ride. The auto gearbox is obsolete and too slow to keep up a sporty pace. Materials are well sought out and the overall quality impression is good. The engine is pretty agile and has a low MPG return. Thanks to the 134bhp power supply, a sporty drive never is far away. The breaks should be better, though. They don't give me the direct response I'd expect.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Good gas mileage, looks great, pretty good stock stereo, great in the snow, etc.

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL TDI Review
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Interior layout and design, seats and frugal diesel engine.

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0 Review
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Handling was amazing. Good gas mileage. Small, fun to drive.

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Our car had a leak, tried to fix 2 times before they finally got it. Just before we gave it back (lease) things started to fall apart. Isn't that always the case with warranties though?

35

German Enginering! — Great to drive. Heated seats only cost $250 extra, well worth the money spent for WI winters. The mirrors were also heated on this package. 8 air bags standard! However limited room for legs in the back if you were an adult. Ok for the kids.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0 Review
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Quick, great handling, economical, comfortable ride, well-styled inside and out, versatile cargo space

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf Review
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Solid

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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Pace

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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Stylish (in black), quick, efficient

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Some build quality issues.  

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My First New Car — Great car. Quick with the 1.8T. Raised the bar for interior accommodations, along with the same-generation Jettas and Passats.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T Review
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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.

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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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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI Review
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fuel efficiciency, handling of the car

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may cost more to repair than a gasoline engine

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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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2012 Volkswagen Golf Reviews

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

Perfect car for it's price range. The only recommendation l would give that, try to buy German made only there is a huge difference between German built and the new ones built in Mexico. Mk6 series ar... Read More

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

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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

Fun Little Car By dennis95404

Bought used when looking for a commuter with good gas mileage. Carries one bike in back with front wheel off. Also has rack on back for bike. Lots of room in back seat but not easy to get into back... Read More

The Best Car That Money Can Buy For Extreme Mileage And Sporty Performance. By RTD44

I love the fact that it was filled with all kinds of extras loaded to the gills with HID lights lowered upgraded rims low profile tires great handling an amazing mileage of 42 miles per gallon. A comp... 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

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

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

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