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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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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)


Review

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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Not exactly "das auto"
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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jonathan Streit
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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When i first purchased this VW i only had the opportunity to drive it for 3 days until i was showing off the car to a friend when all of the sudden it wouldn't start due to a electrical ground connection. since then i have dumped over 8,500$ into this HOLE. repairs extremely expensive and often. i don't think i have driven for two weeks without the check engine light coming on for some god forsaken reason. If your buying VW think twice and really look at what your purchasing. have the car checked by a CERTIFIED VW mechanic or you WILL REGRET your decision. oh and by the way ever notice that strange... crayola crayon smell emitting from the air vents??. i moved on. you should too.


Best Features

Love the fuel economy 30+ the bucket seats are comfortable on long drives. handles very well with minimal toss around corners. with a few body mod they become a nice head turner.


Worst Features

Check engine light. oil pan leaking. seat heaters work only when they want to. leg room in back.. well there is none. interior lights are faulty and work rarely. really and truly you should think twice.


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Check Engine Light: bane of my existence
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By frozen01
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had so many issues! It's like they've gone out of their way to make repairs and maintenance as difficult and expensive as possible. The engine leaks oil, a known VW issue. The worst part is the check engine light. In the 3.5 years I've owned this car, the CE light has been OFF for a total of 2 months. I have taken it to 5 different mechanics, each one plugs it in to the diagnostics computer and either gets NO codes or codes that make no sense. All they can do is turn it off, but it just comes back on. No one can fix it, no one can even find a cause, but the car can't pass an emissions test, and so now I can't legally drive it. $12K wasted!


Best Features

Turns on a dime, is very fun to drive. Has a sunroof and heated seats, which are lovely. Simple, elegant design, very comfortable interior. Perfect size! Gets decent gas mileage.


Worst Features

Use a different fabric on the interior. It collects animal hair like you wouldn't believe! Needs more cupholders, in some place that doesn't block the stereo. FIX ELECTRICAL ISSUES! Make light bulbs more accessible. Fix known engine oil leak issue.


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Gotta be something betta
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By nghappycabin
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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When it's in operating condition, the ride is awesome and fun. Comfortable, stylish & unique features on the interior. I like the way it drives and the comfort, but there's been just too many problems with it to recommend it to others. Window fell into the door, oil plan needed replaced, some computer sensor for $180, serpentine belt and I've had to replace the same headlight bulb twice w/in last 30K miles. Interior parts look nice but they break easily and are expensive to replace. Trunk latch snapped in cold weather, console latch busted & cup holder broke ($160 for a new cup holder, for example). Just found out the cooling fan is broken ($500). Everything is expensive to fix.


Best Features

Comfort, style, leather seats, sunroof, flashy interior, zippy, confident engine when up to snuff. Many features even with standard models.


Worst Features

Bring back the solid German engineering VW has became known for. Put a few extra dollars into solid interior parts. Engine reliability has got to improve. Mine is at 125K, which is high, but should not have all the problems it does being sold Certified over only 80K miles. Check around more.


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