2001 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta 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:4.1 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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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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Zach writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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German Engineered, Quality of materials and design, 1.8T, Modifications, Culture

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Mechanical failure, so-so mileage, expensive repairs

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German Enigneered. — My favorite car, VW should have refined the mechanical build though. A great german-engineered car with lots of problems though. The innovation at the time was great, as VW introduced the 20v 1.8T. However I experienced many mechanical problems, mostly with the automatic 01m transmission (notorious for railure), and electrical. Had to replace tranny twice within a year. I loved the community surrounding the mods of vw's though, and the mk4 had endless tuning options. Car was overall a sleek simple looking one too. Interior is simple enough to be elegant. Handling was okay, pretty normal for an econobox.

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Zach writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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German Engineered, Quality of materials and design, 1.8T, Modifications, Culture

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Mechanical failure, so-so mileage, expensive repairs

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My Favorite Car, Vw Should Have Refined The Mechanical Build Though. — A great german-engineered car with lots of problems though. The innovation at the time was great, as VW introduced the 20v 1.8T. However I experienced many mechanical problems, mostly with the automatic 01m transmission (notorious for railure), and electrical. Had to replace tranny twice within a year. I loved the community surrounding the mods of vw's though, and the mk4 had endless tuning options. Car was overall a sleek simple looking one too. Interior is simple enough to be elegant. Handling was okay, pretty normal for an econobox.

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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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Great gas mileage

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manual transmission

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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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SellMyJetta2001 writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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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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David writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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quick, pretty good handling.

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interior is a little cheap but the car makes up for it.

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Vr6 — she's only got a 12v vr6 but you can still feel the vr power! she handles fairly well but still sits on stock suspension so it looks like an off road vehicle. i got rid of the stock status though and painted the tocattas gunmetal and textured the rub strips. painted the brakes pink (it's my gfs car).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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To Fast For Its Own Good Death Trap In The Wrong Hands! By Steven

well what can i say this little red monster was purchased from germany but did not run and had a poo 1.8 8v on carbs 115bhp after i got my hands on it and now it has a 1.8 20v turbo now 230 bhp and on... Read More

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is the best car I have. a great classic design, good build quality, low maintenance at low costs and engine that let do anything any upgrade is plug and play, the car is prepared to install everything... Read More

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I love this car... I love all MKII Jetta's and Golf's. What i cas about this car? Build quality is i think is good, Spare Parts cheap, and you can get it in every car part's shop. This car usefull, yo... Read More

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Fun Car When It Was Running By Phatrick

I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomica... Read More

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