2001 Volkswagen Jetta from North America


The Jetta is a good car, but I would like it better if it did not reak of crayons


I've gone through 3 batteries and am now replacing the alternator.

The arm rest is broken.

The vehicle "famously" has the over-powering smell of crayons.

General Comments:

I love the look of my Jetta.

I like the space it has.

The overpowering crayon smell has made me nauseous and all us Jetta owners needs to call VW 800-822-8987 to report this annoying smell.

I like the power it has.

I like how it drives, very smooth.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2007

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX vr6 from North America


I love the car even with its minor defects and would buy another one some day


I had a solenoid go bad on the car, resulting in the car not being able to move out of park. This ended up costing 50 bucks for a tow as well as 280 bucks to have the part replaced.

The car does not detect when my driver's door is open, therefore no lights come on when I open the door and there is no sound if I open the door with my lights left on.

My passenger side seat doesn't move forward or backward, something went wrong with the electronic switch.

My check engine light goes on and off all the time, ever since I've owned the car.

General Comments:

This car is definitely quicker than my last car which was a honda accord.

I'm sorry to hear that not everyone has the same luck with their jetta as i do with mine. However, i do try to take as good of care of my car as possible.

It also handles very well, even at high speeds. I had my car at 100mph and there was no vibrations, noises, or any other things out of the ordinary.

Some electronic glitches are odd and annoying, such as my climate control sometimes freezing up on me, especially in cold weather.

The back seat of the car definitely has no leg room, but since I'm the driver this doesn't bother me too much lol.

Overall I am pleased with the performance and looks of this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2007

2001 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 gasoline from Guatemala


A sturdy city car, which will take you far for very little


I bought the car second use, but still in very good condition. The only problems I've had were with the head light bulbs, one of which had low-beam burned, but was easily replaced.

Grill clamps seem to be broken, but hold in place while hood is closed.

Plastic rod from belt tensor beginning to wear. Part easily found in Guatemala city.

There is a noise from both suspensions, although shock absorbers are still okay (recently new), but rubber pieces seem to be drying from recent rains.

General Comments:

I did not want to buy an engine too big (not above 1.6), and was quite reluctant when I acquired this 2.0 gasoline engine, due to high prices of gasoline in Guatemala, but on the first trip, during which I had to do some steep climbs with the car, it got me. It did about 68 km/gallon, more than my dad's Pony (1.3).

The vehicle feels very secure, and the interior is just fine. Controls are easily to recognize, access and to get acquainted with.

The engine is very powerful, especially when overtaking in open road. 4 wheel disk brakes are just perfect.

Clutch is a bit tricky though (perhaps because I am used to Diesel and SUVs), especially when trying to make quick gear shifts upslope, it will not loose power, but needs a slower/smoother release compared to diesel vehicles, and if you are not careful, the whole car will shake into the next gear.

Love the boot room, and leg room is very appropriate also (for the average Guatemalans).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2007

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL from North America


Has the feel of a more expensive car


Cooling temperature sensor - I installed new for $30.

Brake light switch - I installed new for $10 after-market.

Driver's door latch - I installed used - quite a job - $20.

Oil pan drain plug stripped - common - .5mm oversize self tapping plug - $5, works great.

General Comments:

Great running and driving car.

Good mileage.

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

Review Date: 15th August, 2007

15th Aug 2007, 08:52

Buying a Jetta with this many miles is probably going to end up costing you a lot to maintain. These cars, especially up until the 2002 model year, have been notorious for repairs. 3 people I know have purchased Jettas, and they all regret it now (one had a transmission replaced at 10K). I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, but get ready to shell out a lot of money on this car