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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLXReview
Armaan writes:
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It's an extremely fun car to drive, with predictable limits. Power from the torquey VR6 is more than enough to send you flying into triple digit speeds. Speaking of the VR6, it gets surprisingly good gas mileage if treated right. I often see 10.0-11.0L/100km (21-24mpg) on my daily commute (consisting of city mileage only) to school and work. When cruising on the highway, consumption drops to a commendable 8.0L/100km (29mog). Premium fuel (91 Octane) or more IS REQUIRED! Steering feel & feedback is excellent, along with stellar brakes. Ride is firm (my GLI sport springs can be blamed for that), but it provides the best compromise between performance and comfort. The standard springs were too soft for my liking. Clutch engagement is quite high up on the pedal, but the weight of the clutch is perfect. Fit & finish is stellar both inside and out. The car is 12 years old and there is absolutely no sign of cracking, ripping, or fading on the leather upholstery. The blue and red instrument cluster lighting looks fantastic at night, and all controls are easy to reach. My Jetta also has VW's CLIMATRONIC climate control which is an excellent feature (set it and forget it!). The rain-sensing, automatic wipers also come in handy quite often. Do be sure to turn them off if entering car washes, as the wiper arms can get ripped off. The attention to detail can be seen everywhere in this car... the side view mirror will angle downwards when reverse is engaged to assist with parallel parking, the fuel pump will prime itself when the driver's door is opened before getting in. Things like this make the driving experience that much better... As I stated earlier, the gas mileage is totally dependant of how you drive the car. If treated right, the Jetta will do just fine. Keeping up to date on regular maintenance is crucial if you want your car to last. No out of the ordinary maintenance has been needed. Exterior styling is conservative, but a hint of muscularity can be seen in places like the fender flares. Jetta's tend to have a bit of a "monster truck" look to them in stock from, so I highly advise moving to the VW sports suspension, which will lower the car similarly to how mine is in the picture.

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

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: VW's infamous electrical glitches in their Mk4 cars can become annoying. However, most fixes are cheap and simple. A lot of money can be saved if you can do the basics yourself.

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8TReview
Basilio writes:
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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

Pros: 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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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
Jesse says:
Great car!! Never going to buy another car unless its a VW. Not excellent power, but I have the smallest engine and it is super fuel efficient and reliable. And the handling is like a dream! Looks sharp, built solid. Very happy with the car!
vs2001 Toyota Corolla CE
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Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Toyota Corolla CE worse.
"The Corolla has a rounder shape while the Jetta has more of a square body. I like the shape and overall design better on the jetta because t looks newer and feels like a more sporty car. "
Family Car Ranked 2001 Toyota Corolla CE worse.
"The Jetta has more back seat space, more cargo space, and is a more comfortable vehicle than the Corolla "
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Toyota Corolla CE worse.
"My Jetta is super reliable and has more power than the Corolla while providing much more head and footroom. It looks nicer, drives nicer, and is far more cmfortable."
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL Review
Skhalafalla says:
Most reliable car I’ve owned. Fun and comfortable to drive. Would definitely buy another Jetta in the future.
vs2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 better.
"SUV vs sedan"
Value Ranked 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 worse.
"Economy car, excellent on gas. "
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Review
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vs2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX
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Handling Ranked 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX worse.
"Power"
Back Seats Ranked 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX worse.
"who cares"
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX Review
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vs2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX
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Handling Ranked 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX worse.
"Power"
Back Seats Ranked 2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX worse.
"who cares"

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

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Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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I love it. I love how it drives and how comfortable it really is Read More

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