2001 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: 165,000 miles strong

2001 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
165,000 miles strong
By pendii on


2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


My husband and I got this car certified used in 2005.
It had 60,000 miles on it at the time and was still in great shape.
It's been 7 years and we've put an additional 100,000 miles on it.
It's still going strong!

It's a very comfortable car and very fun to drive.
Sunroof and heated seats are great.
The only thing you have to know before you buy a VW is they are more expensive to repair and maintain because they require special tools.
Some mechanics have even refused to work on my car, saying they don't do VWs.

The car is showing it's age a bit now. It does eat oil in its latter years.
As long as we keep oil full, the engine's still great.

Best Features

Love the way the car looks inside and out. Fun to drive. Was very powerful in its younger days. A little slower now, but still holds its own. Pretty good gas efficiency. About 30 mpg is what we get.

Worst Features

More affordable to repair and upkeep would be a good change. Other than that, I wouldn't change anything really.
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