2001 Volkswagen Golf Consumer Review: The turbo is worth it.

2001 Volkswagen Golf - Consumer Review

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

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The turbo is worth it.
By blueone on


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


This car is really great to drive-
especially when passing people. The
turbo makes the car fun, but the
interior layout (the back seats fold
down flat to double trunk space) makes
it practical.
The back seat doesn't have a lot of leg
room, but for a semi-compact car it's
not bad.
I've heard several people complain
of the cloth seats pilling, but I
haven't really had any problems. My
dealership dealt w/the problems I've
had (a radio that made the alarm
randomly go off & a bad heated mirror)
quickly & w/o any hassles.
The factory cd changer is ridiculous.
It's much cheaper & as simple to buy
from somewhere else & either do it
yourself, or get it installed.

Best Features

The turbo. The color of the dash lights (blue & red - modeled after airport runway lighting). Accelerates without any lag or difficulty.

Worst Features

Soft suspension. Power seats-especially since everything else in the car is power. Instead, there's a lever to crank the seat higher or lower, a knob (in an awkward location) to adjust the angle of the back of the seat, & a handle to move the seat forward/backward.
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