• (4.7) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,175$7,891
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 24-28
  • Engine: 150-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Volkswagen GTI

Our Take on the 2001 Volkswagen GTI

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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


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It could be said that, for a period when the 1970s bled into the 1980s, the engineers and designers and honchos at Volkswagen boxed themselves in. After the last German-built Beetle rolled off the assembly line in 1978, its rounded shape gave way to a sharper-edged rig that Volkswagen hoped could be the next "peoples' car." Unfortunately, the boxy Rabbit, plagued by valve sleeve problem... Read full review for the 2001 Volkswagen GTI

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by Mk4 from Northern VA on November 2, 2009

Does the 2001 1.8T only really have 150hp?? I find that hard to believe. My car takes off like a rocket. I have driven several sports cars and this is by far my favorite. It is very quick, handles gre... Read Full Review

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