2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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GL 1.8T
Avg. Price: $4,280
GL 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,012
GL 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,614
GL 2.0 Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,605
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,194
GL TDi Wagon
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,363
Avg. Price: $5,108
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,188
GLS 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,406
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,652
GLS 2.0 Wagon
11 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,038
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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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31 views with 8 answers (last answer about a day ago)

I Have An '03 Vw Jetta 1.8t. How Do I Know If It Is Gls/ Gl/ Or Wolfburgs

just dont know how to tell the difference. was bought used. no manual. lost my key and needing information in order to find a way to get another one without paying 350 for a new one. plus the closes...

19 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 days ago)

We Were Told That Our 2003 Vw Jetta Needs A Whole New Engine After The Timi...

The mechanic who's looking at our car replaced the water pump and timing belt but then said all 16 valves were bent when he opened up the head and that we'd need a new engine. The car has 150,000 pl...

13 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Patrick Hassett

What's Wrong With My Jetta? Blown Motor?

My car has been leaking coolant as soon as you put it in from it looks like the transmission area. Today I filled the car with water and drove it on the interstate to work. The car started getting...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

When Ac Is On The Car Loses Complete Power.

My friend owns an 2003 VW Jetta 1.8 turbo automatic. When he has the AC on the vehicle will lose power. Once he restarts it, it starts up with no problem.

15 views with 6 answers (last answer about a week ago)