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2001 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 87 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:4.1 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
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 41 reviews
"fuel economy" 27 reviews
"power" 25 reviews
"handling" 22 reviews
"speed" 18 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 11 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive part" 5 reviews

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JP writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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gas mileage, performance, well built

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none so far

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Jetta — i bought this car for the gas mileage and man does it have so many other good qualities. it gets roughly about 32 mpg highway. It's such a fun car to drive as well, great handeling, great braking, and somewhat quick, and there are a lot of upgrades that are available

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Tim writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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Very solid build, good gas mileage, exceptional acceleration

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A few recalls in the first year, but they were addressed for free, and the car has been very reliable.

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2001 Vw Jetta Gls 1.8t — The mark IV Jetta has received less than stellar reviews for reliability, particularly regarding its electrical system. However, I've been nothing but thrilled with my turbo GLS model since the first day I drove it off the lot. It's not too big or too small, the trunk is huge, the gas mileage only improves as I near 90K miles, and the acceleration is great! The car is also very solid and quiet. It's a ton of fun to drive. I typically get tired of cars within two or three years of ownership, but I still love my VW after more than eight years! I don't plan to ever get rid of it!

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Perry writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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it already qualifys for most scca races

Cons

not a 2.8t

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Perrys Car — Performance - great i have the 1.8t witch has a turbo and its quick ass hell . Build Quality - great build quality as with all vw . Appearance - it looks pretty cool lookin but i like the a1 and the a2s there much easiere to work on no computers crap to worrie about . Cost of Ownership - good gas mileage verrry little maintenance besides like common stuff like oil changes and brake pads and stuff like that . Fun Factor -this car is fun to drive and is easily upgradeable so it can go verry fast for verry cheap

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

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Kim writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

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It's a work horse little car!

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The interior fabric, collects every form of matter and lint, hair.  The only downfall with my car.

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Das Auto!! — This is a great old car. Still reliable. Great Quality and performs well. It has required very little maintenance and only regular spring and fall tuneup. It's been a great little car to drive. With just over 121,333 KMs it's not even broken in. I love the colour of my car....Baltic! Not blue, not green.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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Sporty, and efficient

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Low to the groud

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Worth Buying — - 330,000 km - 0-100 km/h in 12 secs - Fully Loaded, heated seats, tilt steering, power windows, power mirrors, heated mirrors, 6 CD changer, adjustable height seats, power sunroof, 5 speed standard, A/C - 50 miles to a gallon on highway - Awesome to drive, costed me 6500 from a previous owner (at 189,000 km)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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sound system, peformance, looks, mileage.

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nothing yet

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Metalic Blue 2001 Jetta Gls — i love how easy it is to work on. i've got a magnaflow 3 inch straight pipe (no catalytic converter) and AEM cold air intake. the stock wheels were ugly as hell so i put scorpion pioson series 18x7 1/2 wheels and blue streak stiletto 18x225 rubber. this car is an amazing performer for the money and i have had no electrical or mechanical problems. id guess mileage at about 33 highway and it topped 145 at 3/4 throttle. i cant imagin life without this car.

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Chris writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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3

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Styling, VR6 power, handling,

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Reliability, cost of parts and labor

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Beautiful Car, Terrible Reliability - Sadly, Buyer Beware!!! — Absolutely amazing car to drive - tons of fun, great looking, high-quality interior, great handling, and very fast with the VR6 engine and 5-speed. Based on driving experince alone, it's a 5-star car. Durability with this car however, was a nightmare. My Jetta was completely incapable of going 1,000 miles without the "check engine" light coming on and requiring a random repair. The cost of parts and labor are ridiculous, and were the determining factors in selling it after only 1 year of ownership. (The VR6 barely fits in engine bay, causing labor for something simple like an altinator replacement to cost far too much). I hate to say it, but this vehicle has probably turned me off from buying another VW for quite some time.

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Armaan writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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5

Pros

EVERYTHING!

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VW's infamous electrical glitches in their Mk4 cars can become annoying. However, most fixes are cheap and simple. A lot of money can be saved if you can do the basics yourself.

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Vw Love — It's an extremely fun car to drive, with predictable limits. Power from the torquey VR6 is more than enough to send you flying into triple digit speeds. Speaking of the VR6, it gets surprisingly good gas mileage if treated right. I often see 10.0-11.0L/100km (21-24mpg) on my daily commute (consisting of city mileage only) to school and work. When cruising on the highway, consumption drops to a commendable 8.0L/100km (29mog). Premium fuel (91 Octane) or more IS REQUIRED! Steering feel & feedback is excellent, along with stellar brakes. Ride is firm (my GLI sport springs can be blamed for that), but it provides the best compromise between performance and comfort. The standard springs were too soft for my liking. Clutch engagement is quite high up on the pedal, but the weight of the clutch is perfect. Fit & finish is stellar both inside and out. The car is 12 years old and there is absolutely no sign of cracking, ripping, or fading on the leather upholstery. The blue and red instrument cluster lighting looks fantastic at night, and all controls are easy to reach. My Jetta also has VW's CLIMATRONIC climate control which is an excellent feature (set it and forget it!). The rain-sensing, automatic wipers also come in handy quite often. Do be sure to turn them off if entering car washes, as the wiper arms can get ripped off. The attention to detail can be seen everywhere in this car... the side view mirror will angle downwards when reverse is engaged to assist with parallel parking, the fuel pump will prime itself when the driver's door is opened before getting in. Things like this make the driving experience that much better... As I stated earlier, the gas mileage is totally dependant of how you drive the car. If treated right, the Jetta will do just fine. Keeping up to date on regular maintenance is crucial if you want your car to last. No out of the ordinary maintenance has been needed. Exterior styling is conservative, but a hint of muscularity can be seen in places like the fender flares. Jetta's tend to have a bit of a "monster truck" look to them in stock from, so I highly advise moving to the VW sports suspension, which will lower the car similarly to how mine is in the picture.

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

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SellMyJetta2001 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Pros

Smooth ride. Turbo is quick and peppy.  Reliable. Relatively low cost maintenance compared to other cars - about average.  Good gas saver.

Cons

Small for a growing family 2+ kids and car seats, stroller, etc.  Can get pretty tight.  Turbo needs to be warmed up for a few minutes.  Proprietary parts must be purchased from VW dealer.

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A Little Taste Of German Engineering — Good looks - small, trim and tight Car is built with German style - heavier sheet metal than Japanese cars. Doors are solid. Rattles here and there - normal wear and tear. Very Reliable - easy maintenance. Costs about the same as any car. Fuel saver if driven smart. Performance is great. Delightfully surprising acceleration for a heavy car. Braking is normal. Handling is good and tight. VW Jetta is known for its safety and you can feel it when compared to other cars in its class. Feels solid and secure, but yet peppy and fun to accelerate up the free way.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stefan writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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Feel

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Not quick off the line

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Go Vw — This car of mine has just under 370,000 km on it and is still purring like a kitten! never will you ever need to worry about the thing breaking down on you. Never will I buy other than a Volswagen!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

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