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This car rocks!!
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By alibaba
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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It has all the features, appointments
and performance of a BMW 3 series for
about half the price. And it is so
much fun to drive!!


Best Features

auto dimming mirrors, steering wheel radio controls, automatic wipers


Worst Features

it would be nice to have just a bit more room in the back seat


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2001 Jetta GLS 1.8 Turbo
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By Steve50
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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My wife and I just bought the 2001
Jetta a couple days ago. It's really
her car more than it is mine. So far
we love the power of the turbo. The
leather is pretty comfortable and the
exterior looks really sharp. We love
the sunroof and the heated seats.


Best Features

Sunroof, heated seats, leather interior, ABS, sound system.


Worst Features

More leg room in the rear. Also, the seats could be a little softer. The cup holders could also be larger.


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Fun, but...
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By newA4owner
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I had 3 major complaints. 1st, from day
one the car had many unidentified
interior squeaks and rattles that the
dealer couldn't/wouldn't fix. 2nd, the
150 hp 1.8t is not a very powerful
motor, but it was always enough to make
the front wheels break free, causing a
nasty, jarring hop under hard
acceleration. 3rd, the damn check
engine light was on for the last 10000
miles I owned the car. The dealer was
always good about fixing whatever was
wrong for free, but the light never
stayed off for more than a week. In
spite of all that, it was a lot of fun,
and it always got me where I needed to
go.


Best Features

HEATED SEATS! Good power, Crisp handling, Nice sounding 'Monsoon' stereo, Interior and exterior styling. BBS rims. Full service spare (had to use it, very nice)


Worst Features

1. In dash CD player. 2. Purchase an extended warranty. 3. Stickier tires.


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The Money Pit
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By Just Say NO!
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Where do I begin...Lets start with the
peeling paint on the hood and roof.
Not exactly showroom quality and its
only two years old. I have replaced
the rear brakes and calipers two times
in the past 36K miles. My Maxima is
going on 40K miles on the original
brakes! Tail lights seem to burn out
bulbs regularly to the point where I
actually have a supply in the trunk
and the brakes sound like a fog horn
when backing up. According to two
dealerships..."this is just how it
is!" The pads are dragging against the
rotors and there is no way to prevent
it....right! What else..oh yeah..the
chronic ignition coil failure and that
horrible turbo lag.


Best Features

The turbo lag!! Stomp on the gas and open a book because the reaction will be delayed!


Worst Features

Leave it as is, drop the price and try to compete with KIA's market because I will not be back!


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Keep a case of oil in the trunk
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By Jetta Oil Burner
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love my Jetta, despite all the
problems. It rides and drives like a
much more expensive German car. My
friend has an Audi and I fell I got
the same car for thousands less.


Best Features

Very comfortable ride. Great mileage. Sleek appearance. I will probably look at another VW


Worst Features

Uses a quart of oil every 1000 miles. VW says this is "normal." The electrical system "fried" itself; the passenger side window fell out on I- 285 during rush hour; the catalytic converter has failed at 66,000 miles; the interior likes to "pill" and attacts EVERYTHING.


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