2003 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 109 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 46 reviews
"power" 46 reviews
"fuel economy" 42 reviews
"handling" 30 reviews
"speed" 17 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"high maintenance" 9 reviews
"seat" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Zippy little car

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Not much backseat room

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Zippy Little Commuter — I like the the pickup and quick response. It does good on gas and has good power.. Down fall is the amount of dealer specific items. Coolant, powersteering fluid,... Overall it's a good car and really have no complaints other than the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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Great on gas mileage

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Back seat a little tight

Upstate2danny
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Excellent Car For Small Family Or A Single Person — I like the Jettas ability to respond to your reflexes. It has great pick up and speed. The cruise control is great and saves on gas. It is stylish and really fun to drive. A lot of trunk space and multiple cup holders.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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nearly everything i can think of about this car

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not an american muscle v8 sadly

jdepas54
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Best Cheap Speed Naturally Aspirated Car Of Its Time And Maybe Even Now — I love this car. It is my first car and with the power and 6 speed transmission with the sporty handling of the gli trim i could not have asked for better vehicle. I would recommend this car to any young driver looking for cheap fun and reliability. this car also has some nice cheap mods you could do if you wanted.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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Good on winter roads.

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Weak transmitions

chadaroo_22
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Great First Car. Reliable And Fun — I like the car I just wanted something newer and bigger. It drives great other than the automatic transmissions that were factory installed suck. Like I said other than that it is a great first car. I really enjoyed driving mine

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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Stereo, dash lights, extreme German attention to the smallest of details, 42 to 50 mpg's all the time, with turbo, not neck breaking, but plenty of grunt and go diesel power, don't even have to down shift from 5th gear to pass.

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Too little front legroom, not enough cabin heat from a diesel, had idea after 100,ooo miles, repair costs were going to climb, but depreciation of a diesel is SO low, just trade up to new one, keep factory warranty.

OldMoparNut
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Love It. — It would coast for mile and more up to stop signs out in the rural country, it was a challenge to guess when to start coasting so as to save fuel and not overshoot and have to lay on the brakes. Using brakes is totally wasted energy if not a hybrid car with regenerative brakes putting some charge back in a battery.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Good looking car.

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Continues to have electrical and transmission issues.

sanderson_ken
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Never Buy A Jetta — I purchased this car for $13k in 2006 and have since spent $10k in upkeep other than scheduled maintenance. You tell me if that is a good deal. I should have bought a car that didn't cost $1k every time it needed a repair.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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the car all around its well build car

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lots of gas and maintenance its little expensive here in Toronto Canada

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A Must Have To Experience The True Beauty — This car is amezing its a top of the line jetta its a very nice factory build car lots of power and totque and is sounds like a beast the car gets lots of attention its very rare Jetta is always a joy to drivet

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Basically had no problems from when I bought it six years ago (43,000 miles) to recently (105,000 miles). Quick nice looking car with above average gas mileage.

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Ever since since I hit 100,000 miles I have been having multiple problems compared to barely any through 6 years.

kboucher02
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Quick Car Chicks Dig It. Turbo, Intake, Coil Overs, Blow Off Valve 17 Inch Alloys — Has been good to me for several years and now that it is paid off I'm starting to have all kinds of issues. Nothing too serious yet. Thank god. Having a little trouble getting it on the road now because I am doing all the work myself. Do not have the money to bring it to a shop at the moment and certainly don't want to pay for a tow to bring it down the street. We shall see...

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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Handling is amazing its fast hits corners like a charm I love my Volkswagen wont buy any other brand from now on

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Fixing it is expensive

Synista7
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Sleek Beautiful Body Style — What I really like about this car is the design of the body and the inside I have a black on black Wolfsburg and if you got the cash to spend then I recommend this car mostly because its safe it has many features such as heated cloth seats a monsoon factory system bbs racing rims stock it's just a super nice car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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Cute, small little car. Loved all the power it gives. Very fun to drive.

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Fixing it was hard because its a foreign car. Parts cost alot more.

MakaylaScharber
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Cute, Sporty, And Fun! — All around good car for a first car. Its definitely a girly car because of the pink lights on the inside and outside. Awesome touchscreen slide out stereo. Tons of power and tons of fun to drive! And its the perfect size!

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