(3.6) 12 reviews
MSRP: $710$6,818
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 27-45
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take on the 2001 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take

Curtain-type airbags that protect the heads of passengers in side collisions will become standard on the Golf and GTI later in the 2001 model year. This feature gives these modestly priced cars a component usually found on more expensive vehicles.Side-impact airbags for the front seats and antil... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

A boxy little Volkswagen hatchback with a small four-cylinder engine may not sound too exciting, but VW has added something to the basic Golf that launches it into pocket-rocket territory. That something is a new engine option, a 1.8-liter, dual-cam four banger with five valves per cylinder, and motivated by an intercooled turbocharger, giving it the torque and power of a V-6. Now, ... Read full review for the 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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OK car but has had it's share of problems

by VWCline from Maryland on March 2, 2010

I bought my 2001 VW Golf (manual) brand new. At this writing it has about 128k miles. The engine seal went bad while still under warranty (37k miles) but it still burns more oil than it should - but a... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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