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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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Do not buy!
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By ns_sanchez
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Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I purchase this vehicle pre owned for my wife at the time it had 70 thousand miles and was doing good until we hit 90 thousand. The car has been worked on multiple time and is mostly electrical issues. The car is very low and my wife knocked off the bumper twice just be aware of that also. I have changed out the alternator twice on this vehicle as well. This car is a costly vehicle and I would not recommend this car to any one. The space in this car is small and I honestly never felt comfotable driving it. In the future I will avoid anything VW.


Favorite Features

Selling it!


Suggested Improvements

Improve space, electrical issue, radio issue and trunk space.


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please beware
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By luigi123
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Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

i purchased a 2001 jetta gls 2.0 and this has been the worst car i have purchased. do not get stuck in the vw trap. a week after buying it with 98000 miles the transmission started tweaking and is costing me roughly 2900 just to replace without the fact that its starting to get a lifter tick that was estimated $1200. it is a money sucking trap. the interior is nice but material is junk. electric problems are guaranteed lol... ive never driven a car that runs at 4000 rpms on the highway.. that is insane dumb.. i am selling as is or taking it to the junkyard and buying myself a reliable honda!


Favorite Features

perfect size to drive in town. great sound system


Suggested Improvements

more reliability without high priced parts and repairs


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A True REVIEW
16 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By lovemyjetta4
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I just Bought My 2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 GLX it has 173,000 miles, usually this many miles will scare a typical buyer away. this car has been nothing but reliable, it does have a little sputter problem but im willing to fix this car. I came from a Saturn L200 and it was way more expensive than this car to fix (MOST PARTS) When most people buy a Volkswagen or ANY import for this matter, they think they can run the crap out of it and not have to repair it. Germans are GENIUS Engineers and this is my 3rd Jetta since 18 and im sorry, but NOTHING beats a VW. they do have issues but ALL cars do, usually anyone complains when they have to spend money. for any new buyer dont be afraid of VW's


Favorite Features

--Heated leather seats --Sunroof --Reliability --POWER --Stock speakers are pretty amazing --Little, Luxurious, Yet Sporty and Fun


Suggested Improvements

--Better Strut Mounts --Centercaps peel easily


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Don't get sucked in!
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By mikehs2
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Do not, I repeat DO NOT! Buy this vehicle used. If you own one now, dump it before you hit 90,000 miles. It will have all the serious problems that everyone else mentions. Especially the screwed up rear mounted timing chain that requires the transmission to be removed for this otherwise simple repair on a "Normal" car. This car is junk!


Favorite Features

It's a very average car.


Suggested Improvements

Crush it!


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Driving a dumpster
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By shastanova
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

I love the way this car drives but its a piece of junk. Interior must be made from recycled bottles cause everything breaks. Armrest, glove box, cigarette tray, overhead light switch, control for sideview mirrors, window motor, headliner, doorliner, speakers and more. Outside falls apart also, side markers have water in them. headlights are foggy. paint job is crap. Grille vents fall out. Antennae rusted and fell apart. Engine is only good thing. Everything else sucks. Had to put in new turbo$2500, 2 timing belts $1450, fix A/C $750, Pvc valve and intake $700, Glow plug relay $300, Window motor& regulator $750. Drive it of a cliff before you spend all this money. all this before 130,000


Favorite Features

gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

everything except motor


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