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No more Volkswagen
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By sgtmak
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2001 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The car is fun but it came with a lot of problems. The air bag warning light just came on the second time sine we bought the car, and fortunately it was still under warranty until the end of this month (April, 05). In addition, the check engine light also came on times few times. We have to pay about $60 to the dealership for diagnostic every times those lights came on. I guess I know the reason why the service department at the local VW dealership opens until midnight.


Best Features

The car’s handling and brakes are good.


Worst Features

It would be great if the car would be more reliable.


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Volkswagen Owner for Life!
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By Amber
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2001 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I absolutely LOVE this car. It was my first VW, and it has been great! There was a recall on the window motor and they kept breaking which was a pain, but overall that was my only problem!


Best Features

LOVE the seat warmers in the winter! I also like the adjustable steering wheel.


Worst Features

Use a different cloth on the interior because the velour get lint all over it and it is a pain to clean it.


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My first VW
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By Gtoast
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2001 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Pretty nifty car compared to the Corolla I came out of. Bought used certified. I think the dealership didn't actually do the inspections they were supposed to: I found most of the problems myself but they were all fixed under the warranty. Anyways, great little car with lots of umph in 5th at hwy speeds, fantastic maneuverability, great traction in the snow. A few squeaks and rattles that are irritating, but oh well. I wish the electronics were easier to set for individuals though.


Best Features

Heated seats, size, output. Lots of storage room.


Worst Features

Make the electronic features changeable without the VAGCom (ie dealership) to turn off the horn when locking, autolock feature above 10 mph etc.


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By aaron8986
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2001 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 1.8T 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

great car. Stealthy sleeper look but
unheralded performance. Great
interior, great ergonomics. One of
the reasons i like german cars so
much. Turbo...who could argue with it?


Best Features

(read: turbo)


Worst Features

should have had the 180hp version in 2002 like its GTI counterpart


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TURBO RELIABLITY?
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By TURBOS!
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2001 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback GLS 1.8T 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

i have a turbo gls golf and i have been
in and out of the dealership. my car
for some reason does not reach 8000 RPM
my friend has a RX-8 and he reaches
9000 RPM. There is def. something
wrong. when i drive i always see smoke
coming from my car i drive 100 miles to
work everyday and i need a reliable car
i do my oil change every 3 months and
it should be a good car from wheat my
friends say. i need a more reliable car.


Best Features

The rear view mirror and side view mirror are useful


Worst Features

find a way to make turbo gls golfs reliable


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