2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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GL 1.8T
Avg. Price: $4,429
GL 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,798
GL 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,891
GL 2.0 Wagon
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,628
GL TDi Wagon
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,269
Avg. Price: $5,768
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,177
GLS 1.8T Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,942
GLS 2.0
Avg. Price: $4,914
GLS 2.0 Wagon
Avg. Price: $4,899
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Average User Score

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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Volkswagen Jetta Questions


Why Wont My 2003 Volkswagon Jetta Go Into Reverse Anymore.

The car sat for the winter and I had reversed it into the parking spot and now it wont reverse at all?

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Any Idea How To Get Key Out Of Driver Side Door?

My key is in lock and will not open and cannot get key out. Security light is flashing but will go out when I open trunk with spare key.

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My 02 Jetta Is Reading That It Needs A Po171 Sensor What Is That For And Wi...

Well the car is shaking when I'm in driving and it pulls real hard its automatic

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2003 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Driving Down Highway The Car Kills. While Tryi...

Flywheel has all teeth. Battery good. Belt good. Could it be starter soleniod, relay, or ???

14 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

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

car stays in 1st gear and computer shows code 00652

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