2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)
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.
acceleration (when it runs)
Take some responsibility for the product that you manufacture - own up to the problems and pay for the repairs.
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.
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.
Turbo, stereo, moonroof
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!
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)
I "WANT" to love this car. It's been tough though. I test-drive other cars and nothing is better then my Jetta. Yet, I don't trust it. I am disappointed in the electrical problems, yet love when it runs 'right.'
Interior accomodations (steering wheel controls, power feature controls, etc.). I love the sport suspension, handling, and performance. The power off the engine is unbeatable too!
Water/rain condition control. Air 'intake' be higher then it is. Minimal flooding and heavy rains cause for major issues!
this vehicle is proof that German
engineering is unrivaled! The overall
comfort and convenience is excellent.
As a long distance driver(Northern Cali
to Phoenix), I could not have made a
better decision. I find myself driving
this car more than my new car(2004
CLK500). This is my 4th VW and I am
happier with my current more than my
others. All of the minor issues I have
had are more than worth the price of
ownership. Compared to other vehicles
in the same price range, it excells in
comfort, convenience, ride, quietness,
features and especially, QUALITY
MATERIALS! Thank you Volkswagen!
the fuel economy in this vehicle is
amazing and for the horsepower you
can't beat the performance. All the
auto features of the interior power
options are great to have and so
convenient! The Monsoon sound system
rocks for a stock stereo.
Cloth interior is like a LINT MAGNET!
What is going on with the oxygen
sensors? thank GOD the windows finally
were recalled! Wow! This car is almost
as much to maintain as my mercedes!