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2001 Volkswagen Jetta

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This car SUCKS
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By juniper
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had a lot of repairs, so I will simply list them: Front and rear Oxygen sensors, Mass flow meter, Spark plugs and wires twice (30,000 and 70,000 miles), Brake light sensor, Coil pack, Catalytic converter, Rear brake pads and rotors twice (nothing done to the front brakes...seems strange), Serpentine belt, power window motors...these include the major repairs that were NOT covered under warranty, but then again not much is when VW only offers 2 years or 24,000 miles. I will never buy another VW ever!!!


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This car is over engineered! I suggest VW starts over.


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don't buy one
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By andybecky
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought our 01 Jetta new. Just traded in and lost our butts. They hold their value terribly. Why? Maintenance is very expensive and frequent. We spent about $1,500 over the last year alone, including a ignition "switch" in January 05 that ran us $580. Any repair is $300+ easy, no matter what it is. Keep in mind this car is less than 4 years old with 61K. while they may look cool, especially the interior, my advice is to steer clear. Hope this helps someone out looking but not sure.


Best Features

blue light dash


Worst Features

the car overall is a piece of junk. where do I start???


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By dirtwoman65
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Jetta...however, I burn 1 qt. of oil every 1,000 miles. This is rediculous. Interior plastic is peeling, have had many electrical problems, including brake-relay switch. The VW dealership is a scam. They were aware of this problem and wanted to charge full cost for diagnostics to "find" the problem (which turned out to be a "recall") I will not buy another VW simply because of the dealership.


Best Features

Love the dash lights. Love my leather seats. Love the way the car handles.


Worst Features

Fix the oil problem. Use better quality materials that don't peel or break. Definitly solve the electrical problems.


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Good but needs refinement
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By Shree
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta 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 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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