2001 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Great Car

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
By derekdewaal on


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


For the money, this car is tough to beat. It is economical, mostly reliable, and fun to drive. This is the best car that I have owned. It is probably the best 2-door car availaible short of the BMW 3-Series. The cupholders stink, but this is outweighed by its utility, especaillay with the rear seats folded down. I wish I could keep it forever, but I know that as a 2-Door, it is somewhat inpractical. My dealer has been fabulous in maintaining my car and has added to the overall experience. With 53,000 miles, it still runs like new, with minimal maintenance, other than scheduled. If you are looking for a used GTI, look out for boy racers who beat on them, this is, unfortunately, common.

Best Features

The lucury features, heated seats, heated mirros, auto climate contol, auto wipers, fuel efficiency for a V6, and the quality of the dealer experience -- service and sales.

Worst Features

Routine maintainance costs are high, don't buy this car if you are not aware of VW issues (window regulators, CELs, etc.).
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