2001 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Excellent car, even for parent

2001 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Excellent car, even for parents with 1 baby!
By steveygti on


2001 Volkswagen GTI GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I love my 2001 VW GTI 1.8T GLS.
I bought this car brand new and now I have about 171k miles. This car has been a phenomenal experience for me the past 11 years.
In spite of what people say about 'electrical problems, etc.' with VWs, this car had none whatsoever.
The only things i had to replace since i bought this car were a new alternator (at 125k miles) and a new a/c compressor (at 168k miles). I regularly took this car in for an oil change and check up to VW. I am sad to let this car go and sell it so i can buy an suv since my family is growing into 4! Im thinking about getting VS again!

Best Features

Great turning radius; Steering wheel is comfortable to hold for hours of driving; 1 press up/down pwr windows. Ability to open and close windows and moonroof from driver side door outside (using key in door); comfortable seats that hold you in place when you are 'hugging turns'; moon roof functions smoothly, and quietly after 11 years; Front wheel drive works great in snow and rain with the ASC (AntiSkidControl); power and heated mirrors work great during the icy weather; fog lights work great in the rainy & foggy season; all the seats fold down in the rear; rear window wiper. air bags on side of both front passenger seats,

Worst Features

None. This car is par excellence.
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