The 2001 Volkswagen Golf is a great car if it’s a sporty, fun-to-drive compact you’re after. It comes available in two and four door Hatchback body styles, in GL and GLS trims. Under the hood, the Golf comes equipped with a 115 horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder. Also available is a 90 horsepower 1.9-liter Diesel inline 4. The Golf seats up to five passengers, with decent cargo room when the back seats are folded. It boasts a nice list of standard equipment, including front and rear air conditioning, keyless entry, power controls, ABS brakes and front and side-body airbags.