2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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GL 1.8T
10 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,363
GL 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,940
GL 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,893
GL 2.0 Wagon
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,599
GL TDi Wagon
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,486
Avg. Price: $5,585
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,127
GLS 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,968
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,900
GLS 2.0 Wagon
14 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,032
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4.35 stars

Based on 109 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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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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