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2001 Volkswagen GTI

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By Love to Drive Fast
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

My 1.8T just turn 2 and it has been
fun. I usually buy a new car every 2-3
years because of the heavy mileage I
do. However, I think I'll keep this
little gem a little longer and maybe
do a few upgrades. I just don't think
I can part with it. It's fast, handles
great, and loves to go hard. You can't
beat this car up, it was meant for
hard driving.
I'm often in the drivers seat for
hours at a time a find the seating and
controls very comfortable. It has the
comfort of a much larger car, yet
handles nimbly.
The only negative was the window
problem others have experienced, but
my dealer fixed it right away. No
problems since.


Best Features

Acceleration, smoooooth engine - even my passengers are impressed. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Haven't had any problems.


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fun, but is it reliable???
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By yesborisgo
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

i think for $25,000 thisis the car to
get if you looking for somthing good
looking inside and out. Lot of fun to
drive since you get a lot from it s v6
engine combined with the very
luxurious looks inside. Yet it's
kryptonite is the reliability. Since i
bought it i hadit more in service
garage than in mine.


Best Features

power, looks, very spacious even for 6'6 people


Worst Features

definately RELIABILITY


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MINE MINE MINE!!!
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By GTI-Zak
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Bought mine new in 07/2001. Added the
17" rims and sport suspension -
resulting in absolutely amazing
handling. Only 2 warranty items -
driver side window regulator (common
problem) and an ignition coil blew
(apparently a known issue and now
replaced with a new design). The
dealership replaced both window
regulators with new metal ones and
both ignition coils with the newly re-
designed one. After 2-1/2 years the
occasional odd little interior creaks
are a bit annoying. Overall I'm very
pleased with this wicked little speed
demon. The GTI is a fantastic vehicle
and is highly recommended!


Best Features

- excellent power/weight ratio - excellent handling (with the 17" & sport suspension) - excellent flip-up seats for easy backseat access - fantastic package overall


Worst Features

- warranty - 2yr/40K km stinks - better seat design - long trips kill my back and why can't I recline the stupid things?! - tighten things better at the factory so they don't creak later in life


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3rd VW
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By JGa
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my 3rd VW that I have owned and
it is the best. I also own a Lexus and
a Acura so I think I have a good
comparison in the quality department. I
had looked at BMW but for the price
this GTI is better, even than most cars
at 50% higher price maybe even double
the price. Quality is online with Acura
but not as good as my Lexus. The ride
is very comfortable. I am very happy
with the car


Best Features

Nice interior, stereo, heated seats, fun to drive


Worst Features

A little more sound absorption material in back


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The pleasures of driving a 2001 GTi VR6
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By o2bavr6
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This the 3rd GTi I've owned and have
had the car now for about 3 years. I
never tire of driving it. The VR6 has
such a wondeful power band. It also
handles quite well for a hatchback with
a V6 in it. I haven't had many troubles
with the car at all, and the ones I did
were covered under warranty.
2004 VW R32 here I come.


Best Features

So fun to drive. VR6, the sound, the torque. German Engineering with affordable pricing.


Worst Features

Fix interior door handles from peeling. Armrest cover lock is flimsy. Just a bit more comfortable seats. Occasionally grinds gears during changes. More power, better handling, DSG Transmission ;-)


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