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By dirtwoman65
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Jetta...however, I burn 1 qt. of oil every 1,000 miles. This is rediculous. Interior plastic is peeling, have had many electrical problems, including brake-relay switch. The VW dealership is a scam. They were aware of this problem and wanted to charge full cost for diagnostics to "find" the problem (which turned out to be a "recall") I will not buy another VW simply because of the dealership.


Best Features

Love the dash lights. Love my leather seats. Love the way the car handles.


Worst Features

Fix the oil problem. Use better quality materials that don't peel or break. Definitly solve the electrical problems.


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Good but needs refinement
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By Shree
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have a 01 Jetta Wolfsburg for the past 6 months. Has been generally good. During this period cruise control died. Sound system good when it works. Looks like there is a bug in the software. Occassionally CD player stops working when car is started. Have to change to tape mode and come back to CD player to enable sound. cupholder design flaw. Cannot load an in-dash CD with the cupholder in use. Also I found that pick up was unusually bad at low RPM. It feels like engine might stall when accelerating from a stop. Ride quality very good and there is also a fun to drive factor with this car. Also has a lot of features not standard in other small sedans. This might justify the higher price.


Best Features

Lumbar support, Monsoon music system (of course there's the bug), fun to drive, key design, exterior looks, good interior design (cupholder design poor), nice wheels.


Worst Features

Overall build quality.


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Won't purchase again
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By ksdvm
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Have a 01, GL with 35K, enjoyed driving it until had a "computer and air sensor" problem. Dealer had my car for 2 weeks - poor communication/service. Should be reliable at 35K. I am selling for a Mazda. Do your research before purchasing. Hopefully improvements are being made with service.


Best Features

Great style, fun ride - when it works :(( Glad they fixed cup holders.


Worst Features

Improve customer service, repeat business is important - too many other cars out there!


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Class Action Lawsuit
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By Jeffrey Puterbaugh
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Initially, I loved this car, it was a blast to drive and is very stylish. That was until the problems started. This will read just like so many other reviews. Rear brakes went at 20K, Mass air flow sensor went at 30K, water pump went at 40K, coil pack and assoc. electircal went at 60K. I paid $25K for this piece of junk and expect better from VW. With so many of the same problems occuring with so many of these cars, there definitely should be some accountability on VW's part. These repairs should be covered. I have no choice but to seek out other owners to join me in a class action lawsuit. At this point, I simply cannot afford not to sue. Contact me if interested.


Best Features

acceleration (when it runs)


Worst Features

Take some responsibility for the product that you manufacture - own up to the problems and pay for the repairs.


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Throttle body problems
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By Dawn
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Problems with throttle body within months of purchase. Car on third throttle body. Extreme loss of power on freeways and uphills. Two near accidents. In last 4 months, it has been in an authorized repair shop 5/6 times with thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Contacted VW corporate 5 times. Never asked for new car or rental for inconveniences, just requesting a safe reliable car (like mine). V. disappointed with VW customer service more so than vehicle.


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