2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX vr6 from North America




Timing chain at 51000.

4 way flasher switch at 51000.

Many tire replacements.

Inside door broke.

Few dead batteries.

Blower motor not working.

Coil pack.

Plugs and wires.

Exhaust clamp.

Inner tie rod.


And many other things.

General Comments:

This is the worst car in the world. I have had nothing but trouble with it. I wish I could go back in time and undo the whole purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th September, 2009

2001 Volkswagen Jetta SC 1.8t from North America


My Jetta is unreliable, expensive, and not worth a fraction of what I paid for it or put into it


Timing belt went out and had to replace the belt, valves, and secondary valves, water pump, and head gasket. at 89k.

Dip stick, serpentine belt, and battery all replaced at 89k miles.

Clutch went out at 75k miles.

Replaced about 8 tail lights and headlight within two years.

Window regulator replaced on two windows.

Driver seat warmer no longer works at 70k.

Middle console broken when purchased at 43k.

Middle console completely broke off at 44k.

Car dies, EPC light came on, car won't start, awaiting diagnostic.

General Comments:

Smells like crayons!

Not spacious in front seats.

Big trunk.

Seats attract lint and need cleaned with a lint roller.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2009

2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 6 cylinder fuel injected from North America


Nice car, but I wouldn't buy another one


I have a used 2001 VW Jetta, and when this one goes, I probably won't buy another one.

At first it was a few basic problems; new tires, front end alignment, etc. After the warranty ran out, the problems REALLY started!

Like everyone, I had to get the front bumper replaced, or put back on twice (both times were my fault!) Then the skid plate came off, now my driver side window doesn't go up and down, and I'm being told it'll cost $760 to get fixed.

The check engine light came on, had to replace two blown O2 sensors $600, not even two days later, it came on again.

The brakes cost me almost $1,000 to get replaced.

Six new plugs and wires was about $900.

No crayon smell yet, there is no problem with the A/C, but I am getting tired of paying $50 for an oil change.

This is a nice car, could be better, but I wouldn't buy another VW.

General Comments:

When you need it to go, it goes!

Too expensive to maintain, everything is German parts.

Handles really well, and comfortable to drive on long road trips.

Expensive to fill up as it only takes premium.

$50 for an oil change.

No complaints about the heat or A/C.

Great gas mileage on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd June, 2009

23rd Jun 2009, 21:49

You're getting eaten for lunch by the looks of these repair costs. Seriously, plugs and wires for $900, never take that car to whoever has been doing the maintenance. Should be like $130 tops, (using 4 platinum Bosch plugs, and Magencor wires). Unless you had all six coil on plug ignitors replaced, (I know my 01' Passat has coil on plug), but then again, I don't think the VR6 does.

Anyway, sounds like a great car to me. I've seen Honda's and Toyota's with bad power windows and 02 sensors, and let me tell you, the VR6 is a LOT more of a car than an Accord or Camry. Get your maintenance done at an honest shop (sometimes hard to find), and you'll be much happier that you're not paying $50 for an oil change.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 gas from North America


It's a nice car, I just was expecting more


I got the Jetta for my 16 birthday present. We bought it off eBay for around 5000 dollars.

Right when I turned on the A/C, the vents blew out this black foam that would blow over everything.

I had had the Jetta for not only a week before the check engine light came on. The maintenance guy said that it was the oxygen sensor and that replacement would be around 400 dollars.

The trunk pump broke... another $400.

It smells like crayons and burns through oil like there is no tomorrow.

The seats are hard to clean and the windows don't roll up properly.

The right front head light doesn't work, so I have to keep my brights on all the time so both of my headlights work right.

I drove my mom's Toyota Land Cruiser before I got the Jetta, and I like it a ton better. Buy a Toyota or Honda or Lexus, don't go for a German car... they suck and cost a lot of money to fix.

General Comments:

I thought VW had excellent quality and reliability, but I was wrong. Buy something Japanese, you will be a lot happier and you will get your moneys worth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2009