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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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fun reliable turbo
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By artcwike
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Bought a manual 2001 Wolfsburg edition in the fall with a ton of miles (130,000). Downsized from a newer jeep liberty for better milage/no payments. The small 1.8 liter engine is amazing on gas, while the turbocharger adds plenty of zip. While driving more conservatively, I went about a month on one tank. But it's hard to resist redlining that turbo from time to time. Reliable so far with the biggest problem being a burnt out turn signal. Miserable driving on snow or ice. Interior smells like crayons (read that its the fire retardent foam under the carpet). Large trunk and plenty of room for carseats. Would recommend


Favorite Features

turbocharger, stick shift, gas milage


Suggested Improvements

cup holders, rear heat


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A pleasant suprise
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By Timberwolf919
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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When I bought this car, I wasn't really enthusiastic about it. I had been trying for a MINI, and kinda got stuck with this (the dealers were shady). However, to my enjoyment, I have gotten quite comfortable with it since then. Adding rims and a few aftermarket things made this car very classy, and I enjoyed the ride. I did get a finicky blinker, though, and the starter made a funny noise, although it was mechanically sound. But at 132k miles, I am pleased to find that I haven't had to do much to the car at all. I replaced the vacuum tubing and secondary air pump for about $700, but mechanics were fair: $45 for extensive diagnostics. Looking to do a few more things for a truly killer ride.


Favorite Features

Leather (although it smells like crayons), Heated seats, Turbo/BOV, decorative trim


Suggested Improvements

Parts can be expensive, and the starter could be improved. I think there are many things that have happened in recent models to compensate for these, though.


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Love the car!!
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By geovanni11
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is amazing..from low fuel consumption to great exterior design..i love everything about it..even when the check engine light turned on and i didn't have the money to fix it, it kept going strong and never let me down. Great car!!


Favorite Features

love the sound system and the sunroof!!they 17' alloy wheels give it a better look.


Suggested Improvements

too low to the ground on speed bumps i tend to nearly always hear the bottom being scratched by the pavement..


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Love this little car!
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By kerfoot
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I got this lovely little VW eight years ago after driving an old model Ford Explorer and I loved the change! The Jetta has been so reliable and comfortable. Not to mention much better in gas mileage. The console is very convenient with all knobs and buttons within an easy hands reach. Very comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. Not to mention a HUGE trunk for such a small car. Very well crafted and sturdy. I always felt safe driving her. In almost eight years, she only was in the shop once for a sensor failure. With punctual oil changes and maintanence, the Jetta will run like new for a loooong time!


Favorite Features

Good gas mileage. The version I drive has heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

A little higher bumper, I sometimes caught it on parking lot curbs...


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Make good commercials-but horrible cars
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By Anakin
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car in February of 2009. It had 87,000 miles on it. I got it for a good price because the glove box was broken and the seller wanted to get rid of it. Bad idea. Soon after driving it around the grill fell off, the driver's mirror fell off, the seats don't recline, the lid that covers the outlet didn't close, the MAF sensor has been replaced 3 times, if you spill water on the seats it stains, and today my trunk decided to stop opening. Either do your research before you buy a Jetta (I would not recommend it however) or buy a Mazda, which I am about to do if I can sell it.


Favorite Features

I thought the Jettas were so pretty. I like the red and blue dash lights.


Suggested Improvements

Stop making cheap cars, both mechanically and design quality. Better gas mileage. If you are going to sell the cheap car with cheap parts, why do I have to pay $500 to get my glove box fixed?


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