2001 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great car, needs some improvem

2001 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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GLX VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Great car, needs some improvement
By Helicon Twist on


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


I went to VW after giving up on GM. The
GTI moves quickly and handles
beautifully. It's suprisingly roomy for
a compact 3-door, with unbelievably
cargo carrying capacity. The interior
is very comfortable and remarkably
upscale for the price. However, there
have been some (minor) build quality
issues (nothing related in any way to
driveability), and VW needs to
seriously address these in the future.
VWoA also needs to serously improve its
customer service, and its dealership

Best Features

- Very smooth and powerful engine - Fit and finish of interior, and quality of materials - Large # of features for the price

Worst Features

- Improve build quality: Too many minor glitches (e.g. rattles) for the price - Bettery manual tranny, too notchy and rubbery - US models have "softened up" suspension, degrades handling too much - Fuel economy could be a little better
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