Used 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2001 Highlights

For 2001, improved cloth and velour interior materials come standard in the GL and GLS trim. Side curtain airbags that offer head protection for front and rear passengers are introduced this year, and steering wheel controls for the audio and cruise systems are available on GLS/GLX trim models. Optional 17-inch wheels and a sport suspension can be had on GLX models and GLS models with the 1.8T or VR6 engine. The Wolfsburg Edition returns as a limited-edition model in early 2001 -- standard features include sport suspension, bolstered sport seats and 16-inch BBS wheels. All models get redesigned cupholders and a trunk entrapment release button. A wagon arrives in the spring of 2001.


  • Solid build quality, rich interior materials, loads of features, available turbo and V6 engines.


  • Cookie-cutter Euro-copy sheet metal, bigger standard-features list means bigger base price.

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Used 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel for Sale

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Used 2001Volkswagen JettaGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $37/mo
Volkswagen Jetta 2001 GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Galactic Blue Gray72,259 miles
Used 2001Volkswagen JettaGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Volkswagen Jetta 2001 204,503 miles
Used 2001Volkswagen JettaGLS
Est.Loan: $27/mo
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
90,849 miles
Used 2001Volkswagen JettaGLS
Est.Loan: $82/mo

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Features & Specs

GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic
Horsepower90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Good When It Works, Which is 10% of the Time
This car is great when it works. It has good handling, and a nice feel, but it is the biggest pile of junk I have ever owned. I have spent more money in one year on repairs than all the other cars I have owned put together. I will never buy another and am trying to get rid of it. So don't ever buy a VW! Most people I have talked to have similar experiences.
Never, ever again!
What haven't I replaced in this lemon, besides the frame and the engine? Hmmmm.... let me think... Not the manual transmission, clutch, A/C condenser, power steering drive, fuel injector pump... nope, all of those, I had to replace. Power windows and power locks-- the ones without broken switches-- are unreliable. Cheap plastic knob for mirror control broke off with no effort. Trunk latch even broke. And, of course, it leaks. And then there's the melted crayon smell of the interior (dashboard, mostly)-- which, if you happen to brush against, will smudge and ruin your clothes. Fun to drive, but do yourself a favor and lease it instead of buy it.
WOW, what a piece of garbage. I read the reviews before buying this piece of trash, but I thought, "eh, let me see for myself.." I'm an idiot for doing this. What haven't I replaced in this lemon, besides the frame and the engine? I bought the car for $3k with rusty fenders & a rusty chipped hood. Replaced both fenders & hood. It had some small dings, but no rust after that. I replaced the battery $210 ! I replaced the starter, coolant expansion tank, & a few other parts. I had invested a total of $1,728. I almost immediately put it back up for sale because is was beyond annoying to keep fixing little things. My wife hated when I chose to drive it over our other cars....The interior smell is atrocious, it smelled like a melted crayon constantly-- plus the interior is beyond cheaply constructed, which, if you happen to brush against, will smudge and ruin your clothes. The interior plastics were seriously made out to the strength of styrofoam cups. Though, peppy & fun to drive, do yourself a favor DON'T BUY THIS CAR! I finally sold this car yesterday for $5k after trying for over 4 months! Making a $272 profit! I can't believe I didn't loose my [non-permissible content removed] on this car. After counting the cash, and after the kid left, my wife and I were literally dancing!
Used 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel Overview

The Used 2001 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel is offered in the following styles: GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), and GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A).

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