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


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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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Lemon Alert!
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By MYREDGOLF
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My Golf is a fun car BUT maintenance is
a big problem. So far over $4,000.00
dollars has been spent on warranty
work! I am lucky it has all been
covered by VW, even after the warrenty
has expired. This is a fun car, but
plan to spend a lot of time at the
dealer getting things fixed.


Best Features

This is a well designed car with more room than you think. It is a lot of fun to drive, and gets 32 m.p.g. FUN!


Worst Features

This car has a lot of problems with repairs. I have owned many VWs and this probably my last. This car is not as well made as it appears. On top of the car breaking down all of the time, there have been numerous small ptoblems.


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reliable & fun
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By jordi
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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this is my 4th VW. great city (small
enough) and highspeed-highway car
(tracks great; once up to speed you
can stay at high speeds for extended
periods). large when compared to
older golfs. only a few problems
along the way - not sure if this is
because it's one of the few german
built golfs. manual windows helped me
avoid regulator problems and recall.
online sale was hassle free.


Best Features

storage space. seats. solid interior fit & finish. solid & proven engine.


Worst Features

sunroof option would have been great. more power would have been nicer. diesel option would have been nice.


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great family / sporty car
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By drtraw
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8T 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This golf is a sporty, fun car and also
handles family needs. Although it is
not huge, it holds up to four people
w/good headroom and a large hatch
area. We often choose it for family
road trips over my wife's midsize SUV.
The turbo engine is great, easily
rivals honda for vibration free power
and has much better torque for city
driving. I thought the base suspension
was comfortable but too soft so I
switched out the springs and shocks for
GTI-style handling. Also, the interior
is very well done for a car in this
price range and it is very quiet on the
highway.


Best Features

Turbo engine, good mileage without sacrificing performance.


Worst Features

Two recalls were inconvenient, but fixed at no charge. base suspension too soft.


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My golf
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By Mason Hickmann
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I LOVE!!!!!!!! my golf, it takes
anything or anybody anywhere, no
questions asked. its a little
packmule, its been all over america
with a carfull of people and luggage
and has never complained or given me
any reason to doubt it. build quality
is great, interior is fantastically
designed, all my friends always want
to take the golf anywhere we go, and i
wouldnt have it any other way


Best Features

fold down flat seats, great cup holders, monsoon stereo, all the power features (window down with key, features stay on when key is removed from ignition, etc)


Worst Features

What VW really needs to do is make a 4- door GTI, but the new golf is almost here with all the improvments


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