RE: 01 golf gti
I had a Golf GTI Turbo [1.8T] 2000, which was my old company car - it was great done 110,000 miles without flickering a beat.
I was so impressed we got a VW beetle for my little lady earlier on his month. [basically a golf]
Just check when he cambelt has been done [60,000 miles or 4 years].
Oh and I hope you have gone for the 1.8T as the 2.0l is very underpowered and uneconomical.
If it has a face - Eat It.