2001 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 2.5 Year Evaluation of Manual
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2.5 Year Evaluation of Manual TDI GLS 01
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)

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I have had the car during 2 St. Louis winters. Both times the fuel has frozen.The first year I didn't use any diesel additive. The 2nd yr I used plenty, but it still failed. The dealer told me that it was bad fuel, luckily I bought the fuel from Quik Trip and the guarantee there fuel. They paid for it. So I am still unsure about the condensate theory. Now (60000) it needs a timing belt, new rear brakes, and it looses power at 2400 RPM's. I inquired at the dealer the cost Timing Belt=500.00, Power problem =300.00 to 1200.00. I am disappointed at the high cost to maintain this $21,000 vehicle. I love the performance, driving, and styling of the Jetta.

Best Features

Handling, MPG, and comfortable seats,

Worst Features

The interior is a lint magnet. The interior door handle's plastic is peeling like sunburn. I am thinking about trading it for a 2003 CorollaInterior cloth and plastic peeling. Lower the maintenance cost.
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