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Poor reliability
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By Spngbobfan
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Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Purchased car new at dealer outside my home state. I knew I wanted the GTI because I felt like it was a lot of car for the money with some great standard features. It was very hard to locate a VR6 at the time. Experience with the selling dealership was wonderful. However, future service issue experience with Maryland dealers was terrible. When the car runs well, it can be a lot of fun to drive. Problem areas include replacing 2 window regulators, replacing cat converter at 50K, rain sensors not working and poor quality door materials. As of now, I'd never purchase another VW again


Best Features

Sunroof, comfortable seats, Monsoon stereo, lots of storage and room for a small car.


Worst Features

Workmanship and dealer customer service


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Rocket in my pocket
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By Engulfed1.8t
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Fun to drive car with zippy handeling.
Not exactly a power hugry street beast
but a refined scalpal. Easily upgraded
for 50 more ponies all inside a little
chip. Cult like fallowing with
dedicated clubs and events. Oh, and a
magazine (euro tuner). VW service is a
little slow to respond but the car is
built well on the outside and under the
hood, Audi engineering.


Best Features

Turbo, Heated seats, traction control, moon roof, Auto windows, air bags galore.


Worst Features

Interior quality, more power, smoother gearbox.


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Great idea, terrible execution
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By das26_2
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The car could be one of the best for a
small sporty cars. My car has been in
the shop 12 TIMES for ignition coil
problems and there has been little to
no satisfaction from Corporate.

This is my 4th VW and by far the one
with the most problems. The coils will
have you in the shop every couple
months and the service is terrible.


Best Features

Quick, fast, enjoyable drive (when working), able to make modifications.


Worst Features

FIX THE COILS / WINDOWS. Better interior, some more bells. OH BY THE WAY FIX THE COILS. Lastly FIX THE COILS.


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Great Car
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By jstn4102
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2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I'm glad I forked over the extra cash
for the Vr6, it was well worth it.
Before purchasing this car i was
considering either a 1.8 rubo GTI or
getta gls and the civic Si. I am glad i
chose the VR6 GTI. Handling is superb
and there is nothing better than a
naturally powerful engine. No turbo lag
and ltos of torque puts the VR6 engine
in front of the 1.8 anyday.


Best Features

Power, handling, interior styling


Worst Features

none


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I love it!
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By PA2CA
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Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen GTI GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my GTI in the summer of
'03. It's been great! It's reliable and
the build quality is strong. It's fun to
drive, yet practical. I'd still like a little
more power, but it's really all that I
need. Road noise was reduced
drastically and the ride was greatly
improved with the purchase of new
tires. I'd highly recommend this car.


Best Features

Interior Design, handling, reliability.


Worst Features

I had to add a cd player to the monsoon system. Tires are expensive, but that's the price for performance.


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