2001 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 89 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" 28 reviews
"power" 26 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 61 - 70 of 89 2001 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Dwight writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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5

Pros

gas milage

Cons

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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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

35

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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Mi writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

Pros

German engineering.....

Cons

Fixing German engineering....

25

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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Brittany writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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4

Pros

engine, handling, look, feel, interior design

Cons

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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tanja writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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1

Pros

the appearance

Cons

A LEMON

tanja
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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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Amelia writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

Pros

Performance, comfort, and safety

Cons

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

25

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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Josh writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Review
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4

Pros

sweet sound system

Cons

little rear leg room

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Jetta Gls — Sweet sound system. plenty of options for cheap car ie: heated seats, sun roof, 6 disc CS player, leather...etc. i dont like how the back seat gets very little leg room but it is supposed to be a compact car. Overall tight handling fun car to drive around. done.

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Robert writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Review
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4

Pros

Great on Gas and has lots of options

Cons

its not very good for racing or stunting

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2001 Volkswagon Jetta Tdi — Is a very reliable car, great on gas and is great on the road. Is fully loaded with options including 6 disk CD changer, a sunroof, spacious trunk area, heated seats, cruise control air conditioning, satalite radio, ipod control, tinted windows with automated sunroof cover. Is overall an enjoyable vehicle.

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Brian writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
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5

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great handling

Cons

non

25

Jetta — i love that my car has great handeling and great pik up as well.. its also very comftrable on the back for tall people and the leather seats really help it look even better.. my car is the funest car to drive around town... its the mean grean machin yea

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Ty writes:
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

Pros

Turbo

Cons

CEL

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20v Turbo — This is my first VW, gotta love the 1.8 20V Turbo, pretty fast little car and also sporty, I've hit 134MPH in it. You can still feel the turbo at those high speeds too. Gets about 30MPG, my only complaint is that the check engine light comes on quite often.

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Awesome By mriggs66

I purchase this car when I had a job change and was planning on a 90 plus mile commute each way. That has since changed but we are still glad we have the car. I can go about two weeks (600+ miles) b... Read More

My Favourite Car Yet By Ben

Truly the best car I've owned. No break-downs or problems. Ive upgraded the audio to the RCD 510 system and love it. The car drives great and handles really well! The interior is spacious and solid (c... Read More

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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

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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