2001 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 88 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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 88 2001 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

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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4

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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:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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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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James writes:
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The power, the turbo spools quick and the torque keeps you in your seat.

Cons

Not having enough time or money to keep modding it

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Tdi....nuff Said — The stock performance is OK, but the tuned performance is unreal. Braking is ok for stock. The build is well VW, they are number 1 for a reason. Love the 99-04 body style. The cost of ownership is well for me $$$$, mods cost money...lol. I LOVE MY TDI!!!!!!!!!

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Zachary writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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nice, cool looking, sporty

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stick, pricy, small

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It Has Its Ups And Downs — The car is a nice car but dose have its problems. is veary hard to take car of, gas is a monster, is a stick shift and somtime my head hurt when i ride in the car, but over all a good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Derek writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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its fast

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check engine light

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Love It — easy to dump money into and make fast. reliable for the most part. love the heated seats, wish i had a gli for the 6 speed. sorta cheap to add performance, more power then a 6 cyl with the fuel economy of a 4 cyl

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dillan writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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Great on gas and packs a punch

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Made in Mexico

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Easy To Tune And Cheap To Fix If You Know What Your Doing — This car is great! Terrific daily driver in an economic recession. If you need to get up and go she will make sure your wish is granted. Easy to tune and build. Requires money and OEM parts but in the end she is looking clean and fresh.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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