2001 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 91 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" 42 reviews
"fuel economy" 28 reviews
"power" 27 reviews
"handling" 23 reviews
"speed" 18 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive part" 5 reviews

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jim19592012 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Review
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5

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This car get's great fuel mileage and runs great and for a very small car it has a lot of power.

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Back seat area is small

jim19592012
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A Great Fuel Saver — I took it from Bristol Va. area to Nashville Tn. on one tank of fuel and had some left when I got there. So if your looking for something to use Commuting to work every day then any of these Volkswagen Jetta TDI are one way to save money!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nando_flc writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

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Easily, the best looking body on a Jetta.

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Needed some work. But what do you expect from a 13 yr old car.

nando_flc
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Love It. Had My Whole Life In It At One Moment. — This car is nice. If I only had the money to fix it up. put some eighteens on that bih. with some low low profile tires. new paint job. throw a stax for the inside. with 2 squared kickers, sick ass amp and a touch screen -_- but overall its a bad ass lil whip. still trucking along. ima just tune up that engine and it'll be like new (:

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cameroncp writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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5

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Drives great, good pick up,
Nice quality.

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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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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.

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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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jan4cappy writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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Great car to zip around town in. Fun to drive. Haven't had a whole lot of trouble with it. Its got a lot of miles on it,  and for the miles its been through, it does very well.

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Expensive when parts or service is needed.

jan4cappy
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Jetta A Pretty Good Car — I havent had too many problems with this car. It gets around town fairly inexpensively on gas. I have owned it for over a year and have replaced the battery and fan motor. Its got over 150k miles on it so i feel that is pretty good. Its been worth the cost of buying it used. Although it may have a coolant leak now, it still seems that after 150k miles, it could be a lot worse!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Pam_C writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

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Great gas mileage

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manual transmission

Pam_C
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Sporty Looking — The only thing I disliked about this car was having a manual transmission versus an automatic. It gets great gas mileage, is sporty looking (I received lots of compliments on it) and is comfortable in all seasons. Handles great, too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ProfessionalStudent writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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The MPG is the best.  Sometimes 40+ and an average of 32.

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The black interior and exterior can get uncomfortably hot.

ProfessionalStudent
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A Great First Car! Excellent For Commuting With Its High Mpg. — The turbo diesel helps you get up to speed quickly and the great handling builds confidence in driving. The interior fabric of the seats is soft and durable, and there is plenty of leg room even with a group of people riding along.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jim writes:
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Great drive

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Unreliable

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Vr6 — This was probably the best driving car I have owned. It was fast and held the corners like glue. The sweet German transmission was smooth as silk.......until the differencial locked up and exploded......the only problem with this car was that it was very unreliable and was expensive and a pain to fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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Its fun to drive nature

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i hate the expensive cost of ownership

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Great For People Who Have The Money To Maintain And Keep It Fun To Drive — Its a awesome car but maintenance wise very expensive. Its fun to drive even tho its automatic. Build wise the car is a solid vehicle especially nice when in tip top shape. Its very comfortable with the heated leather seats especially in winter weather.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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Decent By dinocchio

Bought a used car from a dealer with $15000. It's a decent car. The suspension sucks. The look is great. Anything else is normal. The trunk is very spacious. All in all, it's a very decent car with t... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Economy Car By Jason

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