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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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 87 2001 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Pepe writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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3

Pros

fast

Cons

bad transmission

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Fast — good performance, good acceleration, braking and handling bad transmission average apperearance good in gas fun to drive, nice turbo, beated a lot of cars in the streets loved the rims and the acceleration, really hard to find one of those now

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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2

Pros

they are quick and handle

Cons

they suck and fall apart.

25

Dont Buy For Ur Life. — its fast and can handle pretty good if its running correctly which is only 60% of the time. they fall apart. easily and require a lot of maintenance. do not buy this car u will regret it for ever trust me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

Pros

Turbo

Cons

parts are expensive

25

Fun Everyday Car — Highly recommend to upgrade ECU and exhaust...mine Has Revo Stage 2 upgrades, fender mount cold air, 4 Bar fuel pressure regulator, Stratesphere Diverter valve, Eurospeed 2' downpipe and Magna Flow exhaust. It puts HP up to around 245 at 16-18lbs of boost...a lot of power for a 4cylinder. Prior to upgrades I had a lot of ECU problems, now just the typical coil pack blowing now and then. Plus I get 28-30mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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5

Pros

it burns 2nd and chirps 3rd

Cons

its exspensive to maintain

25

I Absolutley Love It — the VR6 is a beastly 6 cyl motor and i love it. it has the most beautiful undertone and a snotty mean heart throne. my car is awsome. its pretty stock except for a neuspeed perf. chip, remus axle back exhaust, ported swiss intake box, and a badgeless grill.

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Chantelle writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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5

Pros

Great handling, tight turning radius, fast ride, sturdy/safe

Cons

Expensive repairs

35

Vw Jetta 2001 — The best car ever!! Will never buy a North American car as long as I can afford it...Gas can be a bit pricey when I put the pedal to the metal but it is worth it because she goes!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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5

Pros

German Engineered, Quality of materials and design, 1.8T, Modifications, Culture

Cons

Mechanical failure, so-so mileage, expensive repairs

55

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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4

Pros

German Engineered, Quality of materials and design, 1.8T, Modifications, Culture

Cons

Mechanical failure, so-so mileage, expensive repairs

55

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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Chris writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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4

Pros

handling, crash performance

Cons

everything else

45

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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Dwight writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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5

Pros

gas milage

Cons

passenger space

25

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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Ziad writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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4

Pros

VR6 sound, smooth power delivery, looks, nice highway manners, the car just loves cruising at 85mph+

Cons

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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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Sporty Sedan, Great Bang For The Buck By A2CarGuy

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Nice, Simple Vehicle For General Use. By ScottRaj

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Compact, Convenient And Comfortable By maverick111

One of the best german car vw Jetta, go for it. U ll not regret!! safety, handling, milage, cargo space, and style are incredible feature of the car. And, so far it is maintenance free!! Definitely, ... Read More

It probably has a little more road noise than the other luxury car I own but quieter than my 2010 pickup which is a crew cab. I don't do a lot of driving, my local town is 15 miles away. I go the the... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

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

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

This car honestly was great for the first 3 years now it seems its just been one problem after another. The interior is awesome and sturdy. Not much room in the back seat. Trunk is extremely spacio... Read More

Fun Car To Drive And Great Commuter By Coop181

Overall a great car - very fun, good fuel economy, sporty yet sophisticated. Has similar feel of luxury higher end 3 series BMW or c-class Benz without the added cost and gets better fuel economy. L... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

I adore my jetta and plan to have another jetta in the near future! The front heated seats are awesome! It drives AMAZING, the blue tooth is easy to use and super convenient. The sunroof is cool to ... Read More

No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr By team48

love the power and mpg. ride could be a little better,but rides better than any other small car i have drove, and i road tested a bunch. hard to beat 38 miles to the gallon every time, city hiway,and ... Read More

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