2001 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: It's a TEN

2001 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
It's a TEN
By Stephen Powers on


2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 4dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Great build quality and solid as a
rock. Smooth and rapid acceleration,
often outpacing other gasoline engines
as I enter the freeway. Zero vibration
and little noice. Cruising on the
interstate, you can't even hear the

I generally cruise effortlessly at 85-
90 MPH.

I commute in SoCal and do 100+ miles
per day, so appreciate the the fuel
economy. But my former car was an Audi,
so I didn't want to feel like I was
going down *too* far on the foodchain.

This car is fun to drive, highly
economical, but not an *economy*
(cheap) car.

Best Features

Doing 500-600 miles on a tank in speedy comfort, only to fill up and pay less than I would for a gasoline car fill up.

Worst Features

Six speed manual w/ a higher ration so that it could cruise at 100 MPH and lower rpms.
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