$16,700 - $19,180
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,700 - $19,180
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-42 City / 29-49 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
  • 1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo-diesel engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Clutch/starter interlock
  • 4-speed electronically controlled adaptive dual mode automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 63 amp/hr battery
  • 80 amp/hr battery
  • 90 amp alternator
  • Digital electronic ignition w/knock sensor
  • Compression ignition
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Front/rear coil springs/telescopic shock absorbers/stabilizer bars
  • P195/65HR15 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • 15" x 6.0" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes (vented front)
  • 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic braking control

Exterior Features

  • Body-color front/rear bumpers w/black lower section
  • Body-color body-side molding
  • Body-color grille w/large center logo
  • Clear lens halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual body-color heated mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • 4-speed intermittent wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Fully reclining front seats w/adjustable headrests
  • Front seat height adjustment
  • 60/40 lockable split folding rear seat w/height-adjustable headrests
  • Flat woven cloth seat fabric
  • Dash-mounted retractable cup holders
  • Center console-inc: rear beverage holders, rear rubber lined compartment w/padded lid, rear ashtray
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • 4-spoke padded steering wheel w/height-adjustable steering column
  • Backlit instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip odometer, fuel/temp gauges, low fuel/washer fluid warning lights
  • Gear indicator light
  • Headlights-on warning tone
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Central pwr locking system-inc: selective unlocking at front doors
  • Automatic door locks (doors lock automatically at 8MPH)
  • Remote trunk/fuel filler door releases
  • Rear window defroster
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear heating/air cond ducts
  • Premium AM/FM stereo w/cassette, CD changer control, 8-speaker sound system, anti-theft coding
  • Black roof-mounted whip antenna
  • Integrated armrests in door panels
  • Molded door trim w/cloth inserts
  • Front door storage pockets w/rubber liners
  • Dual covered illum visor vanity mirrors
  • Center third sunvisor
  • Instrument-panel & cargo-area mounted aux pwr outlets
  • Open door warning/courtesy lights
  • Dome light w/time delay
  • 2-front/2-rear reading lights
  • 4 passenger assist handles
  • Fully lined carpeted luggage compartment w/light
  • Trunk side storage nets

Safety Features

  • 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/emergency locking retractors
  • Front safety belt height adjusters
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Dual tone horn

Options & Packages

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

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My car is small but yet comfortable

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My car is a 2001 VW Jetta GL. It is a small car but yet comfortable to drive. I've owned the car for almost 3 years and I can confirm that they are reliable with no huge problems what's so ever. Over the time it has developed a problem with the stereo where it makes a weird sound but can be fixed unplugging and plugging back in the stereo, besides that it a reliable, safe to use for a daily driver car

- Edgar M

Certified Pre owned 2012 Volkswagen Jetta with leather interior and sunroof

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

First, it is a 2012, not 2001 but 2012 was not a valid answer on the survey. We bought this car pre owned and certified from a dealership. It had only had 1 previous owner and was in excellent shape with low miles. We have had it for about 9 months now and no problems or issues. It has leather interior, Sirius radio and Bluetooth capabilities, sunroof, a large trunk and lots of legroom

- Wendy B

Wouldn't trade my Jetta for a lamborghini! I love her!

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My Jetta is a 2001 but runs like it is brand new. I love it! Everything still works heated seats electric windows etc! Usually a vehicle this old has minor issues like that. I have never loved a vehicle I have owned before! It is so comfortable and has the best sound system! The system comes factory and it is better than most aftermarket stereos!

- Dusty K

Family friendly stylish sedan

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

I highly recommend the Volkswagen Jetta. I do not drive it my husband does however it has been reliable and easy to fix since we got it used and it had over 200,000 miles. The sedan is completely family friendly but still looks like a stylish 'young' vehicle. The gas mileage is way better than most cars we've had so far and I love it.

- Chelsea W

A reliable vehicle to take you to and from places

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My car helps me get to and from places and can go pretty far before I need to fill up on gas. One problem on my vehicle is sometimes the door doesn't lock properly and sometimes, the brakes makes the loudest screeching noise possible when you step on it. But other than that the car is fine. It also has a pretty spacious trunk.

- Kevin S

It has some features such as heated seats, electric side mirrors for defrost.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

It has a lot of electrical issues, the water pump went out right after I bought the car, it's very complicated and expensive to fix, and you have to special order most of the parts. The heat stops working after awhile, the AC also stops working, the wiring for the lights goes bad so the wiring harness has to be replaced

- Taylor C

My Jetta hasn't let me down since I got it in 2006

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My car is reliable and safe. It performs just as well now as it did when I first got it 11 years ago. Some small issues with the seat warmers dying out and one back door sometimes not locking/unlocking with the key fob. Good gas mileage. Not great at a quick acceleration but once the car is going it is very quick.

- Virginia V

Jetta 2.0 5 speed manual 2001

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

I absolutely love my Jetta. I get excellent gas mileage: approximately 40 miles per gallon. It is a manual 5 speed that is super easy to manage. I can for so much stuff in the big trunk. The seats have lots of legroom. The air conditioner is ice cold. I have never had any engine trouble or problems with my Jetta.

- natalie S

My Jetta is reliable and comfy

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

The only problem I ever had with this vehicle were my brakes. It wasn't an easy fix and it was costly. Since it is an older model, I did not have warranty. Oil changes are pretty pricey if you get them done at like Jiffy Lube, firestone, etc. If you take care of your car the performance is great.

- Jenny G

VW stands for Very Whack!

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

A/c is broken, has serious electrical issues, transmission is slipping, and the paint is worn in places. The car is too small for anyone over 5'3'. I would only recommend this car to a teenage girl. It has been reliable other than these issues. I still think Volkswagen is a good car.

- Danielle T

Love my car just wish a few things were easier for me to check.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My car is older but is good on gas. It's been very dependable. I have had a few minor problems but have been cheap fixes.. I just wish it had a dipstick to check the transmission fluid.That's my only fault with my car. I do wish it was easier to check things for myself on the car.

- Elizabeth A

Driving my Jetta and experience

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Car runs good but has had several problems with cooling system. Car has good gas mileage. The Jetta is kind of small and could have more space for passengers. I'm been happy with my Jetta and it seems to be a nice and reliable car. I think I would but another Jetta in the future

- Adam Z

Jetta's are strong and heavy cars that will last years to come.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

This car has worked very well for us, with little problems, but when it does have problems you must take it to a German Auto shop to make sure they do the job right, because these vehicles are tricky. So it may cost more to keep running but it is reliable for much longer.

- Danielle G

Manual transmission with decent gas mileage.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My car is a 4 door sedan. Blue and green sun damaged paint on the outside with 1 dented in door on the back passenger side. Its a manual transmission and does pretty decent on gas mileage. It's not the most comfortable because of how small the car is but it does the job.

- Savanna W

Used Volkswagen Jetta for good price

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

I have a nice used Jetta. Everything works. It drives smooth. And it just had an oil change so shouldn't need one for awhile. Nice first car. It's Little and good on gas I love taking trips in it because I know it's the type of car that will always get you there

- Josh T

Can't go wrong with a Jetta

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

My Volkswagen Jetta is Very reliable. Fixing the breaks was very easy and simple. You will become a parallel parking master. It's perfect for small parking spots and it's speedy! Comfortable for however the back seat is rather small. Trunk space is efficient

- Ilima S

Push to start is nice but battery dies to easily

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Drives great very reliable but parts are expensive to replace a headlight bulb is over 90 dollars so the upkeep makes it a toss up between reliable transportation I would rate it at 3 for owners that live over comfortable and can afford replacement parts

- Matt G

I love having a standard! I catch myself reaching for the clutch in our pickup.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Runs great and has great gas mileage. I have taken it on several trips and it has been great. Works perfect for running around town doing errands. The radio is good. And the trunk is huge and works good for hauling stuff. It had been a great college car.

- JC S

My Classic Four Wheels Car

2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL

I love the color which is black. Very good on gas about 30 gallon on miles. Rugged, good transmission and holds the road very good. 10,000 on oil changes. Has an AM/FM Radio. Four door Sedan. Tinted Windows. Dupont tires and 4 wheel drive, large trunk

- Ethel G

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