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#385 of 12749 2001.5 VW information
Nov 14, 2000 (6:38 pm)
Hello all. I'm new to this forum. Am thinking of
waitng for the April? 2001 release of the updated
Jetta. I understand that, among other improvements, it will have the 5-speed automatic.
Does the current VR6 have only 2 valves per cylinder? That would explain it's rather meager (by today's standards) power ratings. since it's 1992 (at best) technology does anyone have info on the '01 1/2? Numerous dealers tell me the Passat V6 won't be used (fitment problem?).
Nov 14, 2000 (7:41 pm)
Hi all. I am a new user to this forum. I have a 2000 vr6 Jetta. I have read a lot about problems
from check engine light and certain other engine problems. I must admit that since receiving it, I have not had a problem that I know of. The only thing I notice was some black stuff at the end of the tail pipe. Any idea why this is taken place. I also have'nt notice any performance problems due
to that. So far I have enjoyed driving it and overall I think its a pretty cool looking car for the cost.
#387 of 12749 curious and vocus
Nov 14, 2000 (8:53 pm)
The VR6 is only two valves per cylinder. It is a rugged engine though - designed for use on the autobahn. The power is smooth and seamless. The black tail pipe is normal. Happens on all VW's. I don't think they are the most emission/smog friendly cars, but i don't give a hoot
Vocus - you are right about the negative equity. But a sizable down payment would help.....or i would just keep the hyundai as my inner city driving car.
this is all depending on stock options, as I said.
we shall see! I personally don't want them messing with the VR6 engine......it is very reliable. My check engine light came on once due to me running the car out of gas.....had it reset and never ran it out of gas again!
#388 of 12749 Justin...
Nov 14, 2000 (9:23 pm)
I have the same problem as you do. I have a 1999 Protege DX with 30K and I owe about $11K on it right now. Because of the high mileage I drive, the car is going to have negative equity if I trade now. I would love to have a Golf or Jetta right now, but not willing to trade a perfectly good car and lose money. Your Hyundai is brand new and even has a better warranty than the Jetta does. Thought it's nowhere near the same, it's cheaper to maintain and also, you don't have to be as careful with it. If I were you (which basically I am in the same situation), I would drive the Hyundai at least for a year or two and save even more money up before thinking about another Jetta. That would be the smart thing to do.
#389 of 12749 MF wheel, side air bags, black stuff
Nov 15, 2000 (6:20 pm)
Mine came with the MF wheel and side airbags, so I think that stuff is standard.
The black stuff on the tailpipe is normal, just carbon, a little oil. All cars do that.
As for the check engine light, is your gas cap on tight, 3 clicks or so?
Nov 15, 2000 (8:21 pm)
why isn't mazda talking about the 2001 protege's?
is there something wrong? every other car is updated already except for daewoo...
#391 of 12749 Justin...
Nov 15, 2000 (8:28 pm)
They are not talking because the car is being introduced in January as the 2001 model instead of now like everyone else's is. In the top-line ES model, the new standard engine will be a 2.0 4-cylinder good for 130+ hp. No one knows yet if it will be a Ford Zetec or Mazda engine. We shall see. Also, the 2.0 will be optional in the LX models as well. And the front and rear fascias and interior will see a minor change as well.
#392 of 12749 justin/vocus
Nov 16, 2000 (1:30 am)
Justin, I KNEW you couldn't hold out! Well, I hope your stocks do well, so you can get that GLX with sport ride and 17" wheels - suweet!! I love the black leather!! Good choice. My GLS 1.8T is doing awesome! I'm at U. of Oklahoma taking a 2-month grad course, and oh all the comments I get from students (yes, chicks dig this car). Wife says I'm not allowed to offer rides to coeds though - rats).
Vocus - Why do you care what's new on the '01 Protoge when your next car will be a VW? Anyway, isn't the zetec a 2.3, so if the '01 Mazda has a 2.0, it's their engine!
#393 of 12749 zetec is 2.0
Nov 16, 2000 (2:38 pm)
but, yuck, who wants a Ford engine in a nice Mazda?? That would stink. As far as econonmy cars go, the Protege looks the best. They are gonna mess with it, and it is going to go down the tubes I bet....
Ya know - I don't like the 17" wheels on the Jetta, personally. I think they make the car look too small - the car is all wheels at that point. The standard 16's are a little "classier" to me. To each his own! I have a feeling even if the stocks don't do well, I will find some (probably detrimental to my wallet) way to do something...
Nov 16, 2000 (2:39 pm)
the 2.0 liter in the 2001 protege is going to be the jetta/golf 2.0 liter.