2001 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: Suspect Ride

2001 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Suspect Ride
By Former VW Fan on


2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Although this car is somewhat fun to drive, it has been anything but reliable. On third set of brakes after 65000 miles. Several warranty repairs and recall work done in 6 years. Fuel economy has been livable but should be better for such a small car. These cars do not deal with cold weather very well. On third set of weather seals around doors and their still ripped and warranty is up and not their problem anymore. Ice gets trapped in door hinges. Electrical problems as well. Poorly designed car.

Best Features

Rides well. Comfortable seats. Decent amount of room for small car. High quality interior.

Worst Features

Deal with cold weather better. Less maintenance costs would be nice. Why should brake fluid be changed every 2 years? Improve fuel economy. Highway noise is bad due to engine rev's so high. Better quality components such as brakes, battery and bearings would be a good starting point.
Recommend (3) (2)

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