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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 GLX 2-Door FWDReview
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Best Car For The Money. — Very quick for only having a 174 HP. HP and Torque curves are flat so its always pulling 6.5 to 60 with 174 weighing 3100 with me in it is not to bad. German brakes nough said. Handles like a go-kart. Only thing Ive replaced is a wheel bearing. Very awesome looking even stock turns heads. Depends on how you drive it but i get 22-25 mpg. So much fun to drive everyday with the 5 spd and the VR6 just sounds awesome over 4 grand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: VR6 is an awesome engine.

Cons: Nothing.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 GLX 2-Door FWDReview
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A Timeless, Luxurious, Ralley Car — The 2001 GTI VR6 GLX model has all the bells and whistles. Digital climate control, heated seats & mirrors, power moon roof, and comfortable racing inspired leather seats. The acceleration is above average with enough power to smoke the tires shifting into 2nd, sometimes 3rd gear, hammer down. The braking and handling are what you'd expect in a ralley type sports car making it super fun to drive. Classic style and well designed interior cabin, road noise is a con. Volkswagens are built solidly and I have not had any flawed electrical problems as reported with many VWs. No rattles, no rust, no lame parts. Fuel economy is just ok, 16/24, especially when driven aggressively for fun. Replaced the clutch & timing chain at 120k, other maintenance average $1000 a year for brakes, belts, tires, alternator at 75k, cooling system sensors, ABS wiring harness, battery terminal harness did rust & snap. Overall a great car, reliable, good in bad weather, and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: crisp handling, great cargo space with seats folded down, good torque with manual transmission, very reliable, stock Monsoon sound system

Cons: not a good family car, road noise at high speed

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 GLX 2-Door FWDReview
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Great At First, But Starting To Realize The Lack Of Regular Maintenance From Previous Owners. — Love the mk4 styling. Bought this for the VR6 specifically; fantastic sounding and performing motor. Great interior build quality, with plenty of room for driver and all passengers. The GLX trim comes with nearly every single option available so that's always a plus.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: High quality interior, fully loaded, Good gas mileage capabilities

Cons: High cost of maintenance, Premium fuel required

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
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Ideal Run Around, — good performance, Very fast in 2nd gear, good braking as the warning light comes on.. quality german built, spare parts are reasonably priced. a bit heavy on petrol around town but i get 38-41 on long trips. a fun car to drive, but hard suspension....

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: it looks good

Cons: the over size 18" wheels batter the ball bearings

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
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Overall Not A Bad Car — this car is practical and quite cheap to run, the performance isnt great but it will do. Te apperace isnt that bad and it is fairly easy to maintain with out any great costs, the handling is alright but could be improved.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: its practical

Cons: the performance

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 GLX 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Car — very quick fun to drive car...any vw is...pretty good acceleration once the turbo starts spooling great gas mileage, the only problem is that i scrape over pretty much any bump, i guess thats the cost of driving a slammed car...should be an r32 and have all wheel drive...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun...good handling...fast

Cons: not rear wheel drive

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 GLX 2-Door FWDReview
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Car — Performance - Decent for an affordable car. Build Quality - Every stock bushing=Garbage Appearance - Silver exterior, shaved, debadged, slammed. Black leather interior Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage sucks, especially when your cat is gone. Repairs are few and far between, but expensive. Fun Factor - Always gotta love the sound of a blow off valve

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Love to hear the sound of 20lbs of boost being expelled.

Cons: A $50 tank gets me ~250kms

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T GLS 2-Door FWDReview
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I'd Buy It Again — of course gregory needs repairs! he's a volkswagen. i love the way the car handles and it looks great, even better after my modifications. ;) nonetheless, i don't know if i'd recommend volkswagens to non-enthusiasts since there have been a couple of wiring issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it's quick and handles amazing

Cons: electrical problems

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T GLS 2-Door FWDReview
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A Great First Car, But Nothing More. — Great performance potential. Lots of tuning help and upgrades available. Smokes Lexus IS250's, and Benz SLK230 Kompressors when the GTI is chipped. Very cheap to own, expensive to maintain, fun to drive. When it works, that is. Constantly needs repair work. Handles kinda sloppy with stock suspension.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Initial cost, tunability, upgradability, fun to drive.

Cons: Expensive to maintain, sloppy factory suspensiion.

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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T GLS 2-Door FWDReview
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Fun To Drive — for the 2001 model it comes with 150hp/150tq its was pretty good before i modded it but.... it was still slow to me but after modding the car its very fun to drive, fast, and attacks the corner with no problem at all. and its a nice sleeper car some people underestimate this car and what it can do with some mods done to it and i can have a friend vouch also cause he drive a '05 MK4 GTI and I saw a race with him vs a Audi S4 stock and he won that race

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: handling, performance after mod

Cons: didn't buy the later model for the 6speed manual T.T

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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Review By Guru9KVSGH

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