2001 Volkswagen Golf S 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland




Ex demo car...

ABS recall 2 months.

2 Coil Packs gone 3 months.

ECU gone 4yrs / 27000miles.

3rd Coil Pack gone 33000.

Cam belt gone 39402 miles.

Now knocking in engine - can't wait.

Shocking customer and after sale service.

General Comments:

Beautiful car to drive. excellent German design and features. surprising however, how many things have gone wrong.

I would consider another VW Golf after driving this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd September, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 from North America


Buyer Beware


Mass Airflow sensor replaced 3 x in 2 years.

Windshield Wiper burned out at 50,000km.

Faulty car alarm system-would go off in the middle of the night for now reason 2 x's.

General Comments:

I love driving my car. This is my second Golf. My first Golf (1990) never had any issues. It was very reliable. This 2001 version has been very disappointing-I am having so many problem with a car with such low mileage. I am completely heart-broken. The 1-800 Customer Service Rep was also quite stand offish-not helpful at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st March, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Golf variant (station) 1.6 from Iceland


Alright - odd breakdown


I bougtt this car second hand and after 2 months the water pump broke, which resulted in some more damage and major repair cost. The dealer said the warranty was no good as it has not been serviced at 100% correct timing. Luckily for me the second hand dealer had a 6 months warranty and paid the repair.

General Comments:

It was O.k. My friend loves golf but it is not my cup of tea. I had a accident with it after 8 months and the insurance bought it, I considered myself lucky to get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline 2.0 from Israel


Don't touch this car


The front windows dropped 2 times (there was a recall, but only for the front)

The gearbox started to make noise after 6 months and was sent to be repaired, but the problem keeps coming back from time to time.

The right front bumper had a problem that had to be fixed.

General Comments:

It's a comfortable car and have a great air conditioning, but other than that - it's a crappy Golf and gives Volkswagen a bad name.

The dealer never admitted of the gearbox problem, the front windows were replaced, but he said that the problem is only with the front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9 TDI from North America


Living nightmare


Rust on the car after 3 years.

Turbo blew after 3 years.

Electrical problems constantly.

Seats worn out in no time.

General Comments:

A very heavy and safe car couldn't ask for a safer car.

Rust problem after 3 years Volkswagon would not fix it,12 year corrosion warranty-hoax.

In 4 years I had the car since new spent about $15,000 in repairs not kidding.

In 2004 spent $6000.00 in repairs.

If I would've known would've bought a Lexus and had no repairs.

Dealer service not up to par, after warranty you get treated like a nobody.

If you do buy one after this definitely get the extended warranty you'll need it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th December, 2005

2001 Volkswagen Golf GT Tdi 130 pd 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A lovely car, but its longevity is a myth


Imported model had from new.

Now 4yrs old, but only 14700 miles on clock.

Delivery problems

Condensation in indicator repeaters.

No gas in air con.

Only half of elements of rear defrost were working.

Rear door seal was torn. (marked with arrow, presumably at factory, but not replaced.

Recent problems

Front spring snapped-replaced at dealership-tried to charge me £210, but eventually agreed to charge to goodwill system.

Failed MOT at 14700 miles due to split rear suspension bushes. This item has cost me £310 to repair at dealership.

General Comments:

I have previously owned a V reg Golf which gave good service up to us parting at 65000 miles.

I am very disappointed in my 51 plate model which is becoming increasingly expensive to keep despite the low mileage.

I really love the car and it drives like a dream, but I am fed up with the problems and dealership maintenance charges.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th December, 2005