2001 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: A pleasant suprise
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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A pleasant suprise
By Timberwolf919 on

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 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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