2001 Volkswagen GTI

Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Volkswagen GTI

  • ...offers style, comfort, quality and refinement in spades.

    - Automobile
  • [1.8T] delivers smooth, progressive power and torque and a lot of driving fun.

    - Automobile
  • The seats are worthy of a BMW.

    - Car and Driver
  • Precise, well-weighted steering

    - Edmunds.com
  • With its hatchback design, the Golf [and GTI] can carry an enormous amount of cargo.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • The GTI has a comfortable ride that belies its sporting nature.

    - Woman Motorist

What reviewers liked least about the Volkswagen GTI

  • Low-mounted audio and climate controls are tricky to adjust while driving.

    - Consumer Guide
  • Like other 'manual' automatics, [the one in the GTI] is more gimmicky than functional.

    - The Car Connection

Volkswagen GTI Comparisons

  • The cabin looks like one from a more expensive car--Audi-like, you might say.

    - AutoWeek
  • Added power makes driving the 1.8T [GTI] much more fun over the Golf 2.0L.

    - Motor Trend

Best one-liner about the Volkswagen GTI

  • If 'hatchback' still says 'cheap junk' to you, check out this VW.

    - AutoWeek
  • [1.8T engine] pulls like a dray horse on amphetamines across the entire rpm range.

    - Car and Driver

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