2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Gasoline from North America


The 2001 Jetta GLS 2.0L is a very reliable vehicle and gets good gas mileage


My passenger front window fell off the track twice; under warranty repairs.

My catalytic converter had to be replace once; under warranty.

General Comments:

The vehicle is very reliable; all repairs have been under warranty or were a factory recall.

The service from VW has been excellent.

The car gets good gas mileage (30/34)

The power of the vehicle is well matched to the size and weight of the vehicle. I have never had a problem passing or maintaining speed in any highway or mountain pass.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2006

24th May 2006, 12:34

Interestingly my 2000 Jetta just needed a catalytic converter (May 2006) and fortunately under warranty.. maybe aproblem???

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.9 TDI from North America


Console latch broken (16.00 to fix). Glow plugs, harness and relay replaced (225.00 to fix.

Other than normal maintenance (water pump, timing belt and filters) this car is aw-some compaired to my last car (Honda Civic) and way cheaper to repair.

General Comments:

This car is great. I love the feel of a German designed car does feel cheap like my Honda. Will buy VW again.

The diesel engine is the best. With 45mpg helps a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 from North America


My car is very fast and looks nice, but I'm just waiting for something else to go wrong


My car smells like crayons.

The arm rest latch broke.

The door handles are peeling.

The paint on the exterior is chipping on the hood.

General Comments:

Yeah. My car smells like crayons.

When I tell everyone the make and model of my car, they all reply with "Oooo's" and "Ahhh's," but if they owned one themselves, they might feel differently. I love the look and feel of my car, but I hate waiting for it to warm up in the winter so that it can accelerate at it's normal fast rate.

It has minor problems all around, from chipped paint on the exterior to peeling handles on the interior. That, and it smells like crayons. Weird.

Next time I'll stick with that BMW I was looking at.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2006

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 2.8L VR6 from North America


I am disappointed that VW won't do what they promise


Catalytic converter needed to be replaced at 25k miles.

Ignition coil needed to be replaced at 48k miles.

General Comments:

I have a 2001 Jetta GLX VR6 and I love my Jetta. This is the second Jetta that I have owned. However, VW says that it is not included in the WG campaign to replace ignition coils for the 2001, 2002, and 2003 VW's and Audi's even though their press release states that my car is included. I had the coil pack replaced at the dealership, but I am still trying to work through a customer advocate to have VW include my car in this recall. My coil is affected, and even though the original press release includes my car, VW doesn't want to pay for the $820 repair.

They are supposed to get back to me within 48 hours with an answer. Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to file a claim in small claims court. Anyone else with a faulty ignition coil for a 2001 Jetta VR6 been left out in the cold?

VW issued a press release about the issue, but has had 2 years to issue an update to this original press release, and has failed to do so. Why is it so difficult for them to honor their own press releases to customers?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2006

19th Jan 2006, 06:04

These horrible little cars are really not worth bothering with if you live in North America.

Instead, just buy a nice, well-cared-for, used Mercury Grand Marquis, Ford Crown Victoria, or, better still, a nice Lincoln Town Car with a luxurious leather interior.

They're not so good on gas as the Jetta, but they're good for their size, spacious and smooth-riding.

Live a little. You deserve it.

And gas is cheap in the USA anyway.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8t from Mexico


Better than expected performance for its size and cost


Almost flawless performance, had the usual trouble with a faulty coil pack during an 800 km trip, but the dealership serviced the car in just 2 hours.

Also, it had bad spark plugs, should have been colder, specially after "chipped".

Typical VW noises and rattles from the doors and sunroof.

General Comments:

Incredible performance from such a small engine, excellent fuel economy when driven within the legal limits, great reliability.

Absolutely thrilled about the car, gorgeous exterior design and very functional and classy interior.

Will trade it until absolutely necessary, or if GTi Mk V prices aren't too steep!

Endless possibilities for tunning and customization.

It's a reliable car as long as you take well care of it (premium gas, correct spark plugs, cooling down the turbo before turnig it off, synthetic oil, etc)

I previously owned a Mk II, this feels a bit heavy and not so agile, but it's almost lag-free ability to accelerate makes it up for the car as a package.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2006

20th Jun 2006, 14:02

I think that I'm about to buy a 2001 Wolfsburg. I'm pretty excited about it because this car does not appear to be a lemon! I've never driven a manual before (kinda nervous about that part)...you mentioned letting the turbo cool down. How do you do that? got any other tips for taking care of this car? I really want to keep it in excellent condition.

Thanks, Morgan Maclellan.