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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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Good but needs refinement
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By Shree
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have a 01 Jetta Wolfsburg for the past 6 months. Has been generally good. During this period cruise control died. Sound system good when it works. Looks like there is a bug in the software. Occassionally CD player stops working when car is started. Have to change to tape mode and come back to CD player to enable sound. cupholder design flaw. Cannot load an in-dash CD with the cupholder in use. Also I found that pick up was unusually bad at low RPM. It feels like engine might stall when accelerating from a stop. Ride quality very good and there is also a fun to drive factor with this car. Also has a lot of features not standard in other small sedans. This might justify the higher price.


Best Features

Lumbar support, Monsoon music system (of course there's the bug), fun to drive, key design, exterior looks, good interior design (cupholder design poor), nice wheels.


Worst Features

Overall build quality.


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Won't purchase again
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By ksdvm
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Have a 01, GL with 35K, enjoyed driving it until had a "computer and air sensor" problem. Dealer had my car for 2 weeks - poor communication/service. Should be reliable at 35K. I am selling for a Mazda. Do your research before purchasing. Hopefully improvements are being made with service.


Best Features

Great style, fun ride - when it works :(( Glad they fixed cup holders.


Worst Features

Improve customer service, repeat business is important - too many other cars out there!


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Class Action Lawsuit
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By Jeffrey Puterbaugh
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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Initially, I loved this car, it was a blast to drive and is very stylish. That was until the problems started. This will read just like so many other reviews. Rear brakes went at 20K, Mass air flow sensor went at 30K, water pump went at 40K, coil pack and assoc. electircal went at 60K. I paid $25K for this piece of junk and expect better from VW. With so many of the same problems occuring with so many of these cars, there definitely should be some accountability on VW's part. These repairs should be covered. I have no choice but to seek out other owners to join me in a class action lawsuit. At this point, I simply cannot afford not to sue. Contact me if interested.


Best Features

acceleration (when it runs)


Worst Features

Take some responsibility for the product that you manufacture - own up to the problems and pay for the repairs.


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Throttle body problems
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By Dawn
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Problems with throttle body within months of purchase. Car on third throttle body. Extreme loss of power on freeways and uphills. Two near accidents. In last 4 months, it has been in an authorized repair shop 5/6 times with thousands of dollars worth of repairs. Contacted VW corporate 5 times. Never asked for new car or rental for inconveniences, just requesting a safe reliable car (like mine). V. disappointed with VW customer service more so than vehicle.


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Fun Car, bad electrical system
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By jss714
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I think there are a lot of pros and cons to the car, yes it is a really fun car to drive and looks very sleek and stylish. It has an excellent powertrain warranty, but I have had lots of problems with the electrical system! Which of course started to break after the meager 2-year bumper-to- bumper warranty had expired. The VW's are VERY expensive to repair.


Best Features

Turbo, stereo, moonroof


Worst Features

I would like to see the electical systems more reliable, and a longer bumper-to-bumper warranty (which they have corrected for the 2002 model years). Don't charge so much for labor if they need to be fixed so much!


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