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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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GL 1.8T
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,228
GL 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,522
GL 2.0
Avg. Price: $5,593
GL 2.0 Wagon
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,117
Avg. Price: $6,852
GL TDi Wagon
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,305
Avg. Price: $6,391
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,114
GLS 1.8T Wagon
11 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,665
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $5,480
GLS 2.0 Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,495
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 106 reviews

2003 Vw Jetta Gli Vr6 by Joe
 — Best car i ever owned!!! Fantastic performance, great power from its 2.8l VR6 approx 200bhp, love the shifting of the 6 speed manual transmission. Great accelleration and breaking for being a sport ... Read More
A Timeless Classic Of German Engineered Masterpiece, by Alexandre
 — I got a fine one but build quality cannot be assured overall engine and performance: in its stock form the engine have impressive amounts of torque and good hp that is not necessarily in need for mo... Read More
Entry Level German Performance by Lance
 — I miss this car so much. Ok so first of all go 03 or higher on the Mark IV body, this is the first year of this generation to have no recalls and only like 2 tsbs! First on the acceleration. The 24... Read More

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

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Based on 106 reviews

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

The big news for 2003 was that the extensive lineup of Jetta sedans and wagons came with expanded lists of standard features. For starters, power windows, cruise control, power heated mirrors, and a CD player were standard equipment across the line. Other standard features in all Jettas included power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and air conditioning.

Volkswagen also made some adjustments to its sedan and wagon trim packages. The GLX wagons were gone, for instance, although the GLX sedans with a 200-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 engine remained. And new options were available for the high-end GLX 1.8T wagon, including leather seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and steering-wheel mounted controls. In addition, options such as stability control and a CD changer were available across the line.

Driver's were impressed with the Jetta's handling, acceleration, safety features, and comfort, and with the gas milesage of the diesel-engined Jettas. On the downside, reliability and quality-control issues were noted by some drivers.


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Side Mirror Won't Move L Or R. It Will Move Up And Down. Possible Scenarios...

The driver's side mirror won't move left or right. It will move up and down and the passenger side mirror works perfectly well. Any suggestions?

10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A 2003 Vw Jetta With A Autoamtic Transmission That Won't Go Into Rev...

at first the reverse will work in the morning or late afternoon then one day it just stop going into reverse, all the other gears are find. the car is also hard to move wend trying to push it back.

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Jetta Starts But Won't Move

2003 Volkswagon Jetta GLS 1.8T.... I parked it over the winter, disconnected battery and add stabilizer to the fuel tank. I charged the battery this spring and started the vehicle with no problem. ...

36 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Problem With 2003 Jetti 1.8t Transmission, Drives Only In 1st Gear

car stays in 1st gear and computer shows code 00652

107 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

What Are Possible Reasons For A Smell In My Heater Like Exhaust Or Burning ...

The engine has been steam cleaned and the exhaust manifold has been checked. The smell comes after the engine heats up and is more pronounced if I do not use the fan until the engine heats up.

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