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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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Perry writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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fun and fast

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you dont feel as if your going nearly as fast as you really are

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Good Car And Lasts For Ever — Performance - acceleration not so graeat Performance - braking pretty good Performance -real good ive made some tweaks so the back right wheeldoesnt come off the ground in hard left turns like most of them did along with a lot of other cars Build Quality -its needed some repairs mostly from me racing and stuff but its a 1.8 L with a turbo and ive needed to replace the turbo and the clutch went last year so it gave me a ood excuse to get a lighter race clutch no squeeks or rattles that ive found yet Appearance - pretty good if your someone that like that curved styling but me personmally i like the older ones like 85-00 my self but this ones growing one me the interior is pretty good its a mid level car so it pretty roomy and comfy Cost of Ownership - petty low ok on gas and not much heavy maintence i mean like oil changes and wheel allignment but really thats it Fun Factor - this car is really fun to drive i race it a lot and i really like it

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

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Elida writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

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CUTE and FUN car to drive. Not bad on gas mileage but lots of engine issues

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Maintenance costs are $$$

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Really Fun Car To Drive...not So Fun On The Wallet — Bought JT second hand from the original owner in Chicago. Love driving JT but drawbacks include mass airflow issues, lots of maintenance and engine light is always on even right after I resolve the error codes. :( Two words: Extended Warranty!! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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Fun, utilitarian, reliable, solid, peppy

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Repairs/parts are expensive, some quality control issues

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Great Car At Good Price, Been Very Solid For Me. — Solid car, mostly reliable - for example, still original clutch at 180k. Occasional annoying mechanical issues and recalls. Peppy, but annoyed that the engine was limited to 150hp. Fun car to drive! It's been pretty cheap to own, just a few major repairs. The replacement parts (and service at the Stealership) can be pretty expensive though. I've made several updates and upgrades; a Cold Air Intake, upgraded Diverter Valve, short shift, etc... It's a cool car, but it's about to be replaced, I think...

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Chris writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

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speed,handeling,sound system

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bad going up hills

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Middle Of The Road Car — Its a good car it has over all good quality. Ive had a few problems with performance but nothing i cant fix myself. Its a pretty cheap car with fair gas mileage. Its a very fun car to drive on a flat road u can hit 100 MPH easy. Ovrall its a good car.

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Matt writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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Everything is great

Cons

It has  about 80000 miles but I'm not afraid of high miles, after all it's reliability rating is very good till 200k Miles.

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2001 Volkswagon Jetta Gls — I can't say anything bad, after all my cars 7 years old and it looks new, and still runs great. It drives just as I though, which was pretty damn good. I really wish I had gotten Manuel though but for living in a small town I think I would have hated it. I got my car for 7K and that's pretty good. My Jetta is Silver with black interior. It has black leather which is really cool, and all the extra options Jetta's came with that year. But one thing it didn't come with was a CD player. It had a Compact player "which had to go". So now my car has a pioneer radio in it. The engine is a 2.0L and runs great. I Although the newer VW's look ok, I like the older 2000-2004 models better, like mine. The only thing I could not figure out is while cleaning the car for the first time, I had found the word Jazz in the manuel and one the back of my trunk. I later replaced Jazz with 2.0 on the trunk lid. I called up the last owner and got in to a conversation about the car and some things I might want know. After talking he told me that he called his car Jazz (Named after his favorite TV shows character) Fresh Prince of Bellair's Jazz. So that was the story, and I kept the name. Overall my car is the best car I owned, although I'm not gonna go into my 1976 Corvette Stingray, that's another story.

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Jason writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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2001 Jetta Tdi — Typical German engineering solid great handeling fantastic on gas but short on balls and a chronic problem with the turbo

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Jean-François writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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5

Pros

Fully Economic, Comfortable interior, awesome exterior

Cons

Seems to have some spots of rust, acceleration sometimes not always enough

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Awesome Car! — I have a fully equipped 1.9TDI and I love the acceleration, even if this is not the best. It's easy to make 950kms with about 50liters of diesel even if you drive at 140km/h... (said too much I think :D). The interior is awesome, I like the lighting at night and the heating seats. Leather is good quality and I like very much the 2-way sunroof.

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Cameroncp writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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5

Pros

Drives great, good pick up,
Nice quality.

Cons

The upholds are awkward, and they break easily

Cameroncp
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I Love This Car! — The cup holders and the keys are expensive to fix. I have had this car for a few months now and I'm very impressed with the overall quality of the car. The Jetta is a small, quick, little car that is safe and reliable.

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JettAMaster writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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4

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Comfortable, roomy for small car.  A lot of options and features for small price.  Reliable

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Parts can be expensive.

JettAMaster
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Fun Comfy Ride — I really liked the way this car handles. Not to mention the care looks really cool. Plus, it is much roomier than you would expect. I'm 5' 11 and can sit in rear seat comfortably. It is the perfect first car for some lucky son or daughter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cathy_C writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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Performance and handling.

Cons

Cost of maintenance.

Cathy_C
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — I’ve owned my Jetta going on 13 years (got it in October 2000) and have racked up over 100K miles. It has been so much fun to drive. I live and work in the Washington DC area and avoid driving to work like the plague. However, my job moved to an area were mass transit was not readily available. My Jetta made the daily commute almost a joy. When my job moved back to its previous location, I was almost sorry I didn’t have to drive to work. My car has done everything I’ve asked of it without hesitation. Takes off like a shot when I have to do a quick merge onto the highway or ambles happily along when I’m cruising back roads. Handles like a dream except when parallel parking. I get a real workout trying to park in a tight spot. The only real downside to this car is maintenance. The check engine light keeps coming on at disturbing regularity. As a foreign car, I expected it would be more expensive for up keep. But having to shell out several thousand dollars on what has become a yearly basis is a bit much. Overall, though, I will keep this car as long as I possibly can, I love it that much.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

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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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