2001 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 2.5 Year Evaluation of Manual
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Review

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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2.5 Year Evaluation of Manual TDI GLS 01
By DUG on

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)

Review

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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