2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon Review

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High Gear Media Staff High Gear Media Staff  
September 10, 2001

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Young new-car buyers are more demanding than ever. Having a lot of 20-something professional friends who work hard during the week and play hard on the weekend, I see that they want something sporty and stylish, and at the same time something that can hold a lot of stuff.

Sport-utes aren’t sporty enough or fun to drive on the road—or practical enough at the gas pump—though their cargo capacity and flexibility is envied. That’s why spacious sporty wagons have really caught on for the younger crowd.

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VW’s new Jetta wagon is one of this new generation of style-conscious wagons. Volkswagen has long sold a wagon version of the Jetta/Golf (either known as a Bora or Golf) in Europe, but starting earlier this year Volkswagen of America unveiled the latest Jetta wagon to the U.S. market. For some reason the car has not seen much publicity or promotion since its debut earlier this year, so people still tend to be surprised to see the Jetta wagon.

More space, but still easy to park

The Jetta wagon seems to have exactly the right items for these smart younger buyers: sleek looks, a high-quality interior, a German pedigree, and decent gas mileage compared to compact SUV alternatives.

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

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This new roomy Jetta offers a very usable 34 cubic feet of cargo room for storing stuff in the back, with split-folding rear seats to make the arrangement more versatile. The wagon only adds 1.3 inches of length compared to the Jetta sedan, so it’s not any more difficult to park.
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