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By Lapdog
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

In Returning from Europe I was
searching for a new dependable fuel
saving small car. First choice was the
80 MPG VW Lupo, not available in the
US! Not many choices to choose from in
the U.S. when it comes to fuel
saving cars. I looked at cheaper makes,
bragging in their adverts of getting 30
MPG. I don’t consider this very good
for a 4 cyl. I settled for the Jetta
TDI. This is a nice car I still avg 48
MPG. Hwy 65 MPH its around 55 MPG.
I have had 3 problems; 1st the pass.
window came un attached. 2nd & 3rd the
Turbo and Mass air flow had to be
replaced. All fixed by warrenty.
Current 70000 mi.


Best Features

Besides the MPG, Blue lights on the main instrument panel, they are very easy on the eyes. Plenty of "Go" power. On the Hwy no up & down shifting as in gas-powered cars, 5th gear is fine. Trunk room, wow! both back seats down its a flat surface up to the back of the front seats


Worst Features

Lower Maintenance costs. $600.00 for the timing belt every 60K mi! Better A/C, cant keep up in the sun. Get rid of the rubberish coating on the interior panels it peels off and looks bad it is not at all durable


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Volkswagen Service is HORRIBLE!
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By Siv
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This was my 1st brand new car and VW
has ruined it for me. Although the
Jetta appears to be a great car, the
service is horrible. I've had a lot of
problems with this car. Most recent is
my car stalls out of nowhere. I'm
driving & all of a sudden it comes to a
complete stop & my engine light & EPC
light come on. I've taken it to VW 4
times & they cannot figure it out. The
worst part is that they are very rude &
nasty about it. I have been to 3
different dealershipS in the NY area &
have had NO LUCK. Do not go to New
Country VW in Greenwich CT, Mayer VW in
Larchmont NY or CityLine VW in Bronx
NY.


Worst Features

SERVICE


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love my jetta
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By ghari
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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ilove almost everything about my jetta
this is my 2nd jetta and i had my first
on for 11 yrs without any major
problems it could use some redesigning
on the height of the car it easily
hits humps and concrete parking slabs
if you are not careful also they need
to redesign the way the seats adjust
the screw knob is hard to turn


Best Features

ilove the look and the colour of my car it is atlantic blue it drives great and is sporty enough without being to small and handles great in the mountains love the moon roof and has great pickup for getting on freeway


Worst Features

seat adjustments and car is too low to ground


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RUN AWAY!!!
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By deandeandean
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5M)


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This was one of the best cars I'd ever
bought, until the ENGINE SEIZED UP
flying down the interstate @ 80+. It
seems the dealership FORGOT to put the
drain plug back in after an oil change.
After THREE WEEKS in a rental GEO
Metro, the dealership returns the jetta
to me with a "new" engine that BLEW UP
less than a month later. Mind you, the
car had just under 19,000 miles! I took
the car to another VW dealer (you have
to so the warranty pays) and they
replaced the engine AGAIN! At 23,368
miles, this "new" one DIED. Dead. No
note, no clues, just graveyard dead.
When the dealership picked up the car,
I gave them the keys, too.


Best Features

Interior lights are unusual. Nice.


Worst Features

Set it on fire and let the insurance pay it off. I will NEVER have any dealings with VW again.


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Like it or leave it!
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By ry1987
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I find that most people have a like it
or leave it attitude with jettas, they
either like the styling or dont. Like
the build quality or dont. Build
quality is something that these cars
have problems with and volkswagen knows
about it so 95% of the things that are
going to go wrong do so under warranty
and its not a problem. The car is a
blast to drive although the 180hp
engines in the newer cars would have
been nice to have there are times when
I feel underpowered. The clutch on all
volkswagens lets out(grabs/catches)
extremely high which is another thing
that I am not too fond of. The
suspension and chassis are awsome the
car handles extremely well.


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