Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,379 - $3,906
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,379 - $3,906
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
5

Volkswagen Golf Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Reviews

4.18

11 Reviews

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A great beginner car: efficient, reliable, fun ride.

It is fairly reliable as long as fluids and scheduled repairs are performed, none of which are very expensive I might add. The comfort of the car is quite nice for how small of a vehicle it is, you would expect a car of its size, a tiny hatchback to feel cramped but on the contrary there is plenty of headroom even for the tallest passengers. There is plenty of back seat head room. The car seats a total of five people however at maximum capacity the car can feel somewhat sluggish with it is little two liter. Trunk room in the car is adequate, while its not going to be hauling large couches and dressers it is surprising what you can transport especially if you lay the back seats down. The car is front wheel drive and its steering is known for feeling 'mushy' but I never had an issue with it. The lower end gl model does not have any features like cruise control or heated seats so that is something to keep in mind when buying, it is pretty bare bones. Some common problems of the mk4 2.0 are spark plugs, (wearing out quicker than they probably should). Catalytic converters wearing out and clogging up, electrical wiring issues, clear coat peeling. Not a bad car but I personally wish I would have bought a tdi model or a speedy gti but as a beginner's first car or as a reliable cheap commuter it is a fun ride.

- Tommy M

My car may be 17 years old, but it runs like new despite issues here & there.

My car is a manual 2001 VW, tdi, golf. I have had my car for about 7 years and I love it. When I bought it used, it had 131, 000 miles on it and it now has 236, 000 miles on it and still runs great. Before moving it used to get anywhere between 45 and 50 miles per gallon, but it went down to 35 to 45 after moving to an area with more traffic and need for ac. My car is also the perfect size, runs well, and has a lot of power. Since it is older, I have had issues here and there. In 2016 I had to get the transmission replaced because it kept popping out of gear, but it has run great since. My ac also went out a couple weeks ago, so I have been trying to get that fixed as well. Other than those two things I have had to get my glow plugs and ignition switch replaced. I still wouldn't trade my car and plan to drive it until it has no more life left, but I have hope it will last a while longer.

- Terra M

Reliable and comfortable car that I'd recommend!

Have not had really any problems, mechanically. I have had to replace the battery recently, but that is after over 6 years of use. I have never had to stop on the highway, go in for non-standard maintenance, or anything crazy. It is a very reliable vehicle that is reasonably comfortable and has satisfactory features like ac, radio, and a reasonable amount of space.

- Alex L

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,379 - $3,490
$2,627 - $3,906

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
90 - 150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 in.
33.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.1 ft.
32.8 - 35.1 ft.

Length

Length
163.3 in.
163.3 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2723 - 2791 .lbs
2820 - 2959 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 115 hp
90 - 150 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 155 ft. lbs.
122 - 155 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 30 mpg
23 - 30 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 31 mpg
29 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety