2001 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Fun and Practical
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2001 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

2001 Volkswagen Golf

Average Consumer Rating

58 Total Reviews

GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fun and Practical
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Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The VW Golf is a fun and practical car built for everyday driving. The 1.8T engine is peppy and delivers plenty of passing power while averaging around 28 mpg. Parking is easy and the VW can carry lots of luggage for its size. The car is probably less reliable than a Honda, but I haven't had too many problems. In the last 18 months, I have had few repairs. I replaced a brake light switch and headlight bulb. The driver's window fell down and was fixed at no charge (recall item). The door switch that controls the interior lights doesn't fully work, but I still have interior lights so I haven't fixed it. All other maintenance has been routine such as oil changes. I recommend this car.

Best Features

The 1.8T engine is solid. It gets good fuel economy. I love the blue dash lights. The 5 speed manual transmission is good. It is a fun car.

Worst Features

It needs a better radio.
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