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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"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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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handling, crash performance

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everything else

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Jetta — Not to bad performance but steeply declined. Needed repairs from about the day i got it used. Not very good gas mileage and needed alot of maintence. It is a pretty fun car to drive because it has good handling.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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gas milage

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passenger space

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Jetta — acceleration is amazin can keep up with a mustang the exterior is beautiful as in the inside gas mileage is amazin for sucha small tank and by far is one of the most fun cars i have ever driven in my life

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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VR6 sound, smooth power delivery, looks, nice highway manners, the car just loves cruising at 85mph+

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Reliability, outright bad cornering in stock form, high parts cost, VW price gouging, bad depreciation

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Love The Vr6, Hate The Build Quality — I had a love/hate relationship with this car. Until I owned my Audi A4 after Jetta, the Jetta was the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned, but the Audi took that crown in very short order once I owned it. I love the Vr6 engine, let me be very clear on that. This is a brilliant engine, torque everywhere, ultra flat powerband, feels like it has much more power than it actually does, and it will outright beat any competing model of car with similar power- with only bolt on modifications, I was able to easily beat an older Mustang GT ( maybe a 2000 ish model ) to 100mph. In stock form, the handling leaves much to be desired, it was floaty and understeered badly, the stock brakes are also nothing special. Once modified with Koni Coilovers, Neuspeed swaybars, and upgraded brakes though, the handling was wonderful, and the ride quality nearly stock. The car did break often, the automatic transmission died at 80k miles, i opted to replace it with a 6 speed gearbox setup out of a wrecked 04 GTI with the 24 valve Vr6, that gearbox was very strong and lasted the rest of the life of the car easily, the custom conversion also cost me less including labor, than buying a remanufactured new automatic gearbox from the dealership, without labor. The engine suffered constant mass airflow sensor failures and coilpack failures- both very expensive parts from VW at about $350 each, if you shop around online you can find the coilpack for about $260, and the MAF sensor is the same as the 2.0 liter 4cyl VW, so you can pick up that sensor for $50 bucks, and swap it into the housing for the VR6, and save about $300- during 4 years of ownership i had to replace this sensor about 5 times however, so be warned. The list of modifications i did to this car was extensive, basically after a while of replacing broken items with stock parts from the dealership, i started replacing any item that broke with a better aftermarket alternative- after 4 years of this, my car was almost completely aftermarket, that shows you how much this car breaks. The sound of the VR6 is amazing once you add an intake and exhaust, sounds like a cigarette boat, the sound is addictive, and will make you want to keep dumping money into the massive money pit that all VW products eventually become. Would I own another one? Probably yes, but only if purchased at rock bottom prices, i would never spend over $5000 on one.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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German engineering.....

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Fixing German engineering....

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Black 2001 Vw Jetta 1.8t — My Jetta has a 3" turboback exhaust that is a beast at wide open trottle. I just love the way its sounds when i stomp on it. I have some upgraded cross drilled rotors, but they are nothing special. Split Second boost controller turns up the boost when I need the extra power. There are patec coilovers installed that lower the car quite a bit, I can only fit one finger between the wheel and the fender both front and back. Spacers push the back wheels out to give it a more aggressive look. Rear sway bar keeps the car on the ground while taking hard corners. Stg 1 clutch transfer most of the power to the wheels. HID's keep the road lite up nicely while drving at night. It's a fun car to drive but expensive to maintain, as with many german engineered cars.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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engine, handling, look, feel, interior design

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none

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2001 Vw Jetta Glx Vr6 — Handles well; accelerates well (with added chip & cold air intake unit); brakes well especially around corners. Def go with the vr6, that engine is by far VWs best. Build quality is superior to most american built cars..but still could be better. The interior is sweet and the Bose system is pretty nice as well. I love the black on black leather look too. Overall its a fun car to drive. I'd suggest upgrading the tail lights and headlights, its a much better look. And the cold air intake unit adds that extra umph when you floor it. Also, debadging makes the ass end look so much better.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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the appearance

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A LEMON

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Terrible Car — I love the look, but the quality sucks. If you are looking for something reliable this is not the car. I've had nothing but problems with my car and have brought it into the shop a million times. Way too many problems with the engine, with it over heating, electrical problems, way too many repairs and problems with the coolant, etc .. The peformance is great, it has great pick up and a nice smooth ride and that is about it.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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Dont Buy Volkswagenn — Worst car I eve own. It cost me over 4000$ reparation in 4 years. Every parts broke up. They start to brake only 12 days of owning. The only positive thing of this car is that you can full the car every 2 weeks and it was a very confortable car and fun to drive. After this car I got a Toyota Echo. It was not confortable, but was never at the garage for reparation. I wll never buy back a Volkswagen for sure. I really enjoy the looking of those car, but it's not suitable.

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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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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Performance, comfort, and safety

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Manuel seat adjuster, windows,and it's an automatic

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My Beautiful Speed Racer! — I love many things about my Jetta. I am a bit weird though, so my likes are probably way different than anyone elses. For one i love the way all Jetta's smell like crayon's-kinda weird but it reminds me of childhood. I also love the interior accent lights. Everything turns red when darkness falls. Another great thing about my Jetta is how safe I feel when driving. My son's carseat fits perfectly in the middle so I can keep an eye on him, and my seat is pretty snug as well. It handles curves like a champ and when I put the peddle to the metal, I'm gone like the wind!

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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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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Excellent By Mannyhutch

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

Very Happy With Car By Jcar

Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2012 Vw Jetta By Will

Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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