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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Displaying 91 - 100 of 109 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Benji writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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german engineering, fun to drive, great gas mileage, nice looking car

Cons

electronic gremlins occassionally

65

Good Car For The Money — this is the wife's car. i've always heard vw's are trouble, but this one has been great for us. fun to drive and high mpg.

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Chris writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

Pros

Understated.

Cons

It was  MkIV.

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Fell In Love The First Time I Heard It Started! — Had to go to Indiana for ths one -- no black/black with leather available. Felt great driving a stick-shift again...probably miss this VW more than any other.

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Todd writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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4

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Excellent quality, very reliable. Cheap on gas, comfortable to drive. Rides great!!!

Cons

A little small.

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Cheap On Gas. — Car is a little small, but everything else makes up for it. The trunk is a good size, but the opening isn't. The backseat legroom is non existant for adults, and the headroom in the back isn't very good either.

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Scott writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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A very quick sleeper jetta.  A lot of unexpected power.

Cons

Not the flashiest of cars.

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2003 Jetta Gll 2.8 Vr6 — It is a sleeper. The car does not have too much to show that is is a six speed v6. Very peppy acceleration. It is a fun day to day car with a little sport to it: sport rims, sport seats, sun roof, exhaust tips etc.

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Nick writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

exhaust note of the 24V VR6, 6 speed O2M, looks sexy.

Cons

fwd, something is always broken.

35

Dubn — fun to drive, look at, and listen to.

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Jessica writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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5

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MPG, handling, fit & finish, looks, driving comfort (I own a manual 5 speed), cargo capacity, reliability

Cons

Upkeep is a bit on the expensive side because she is an import, after all...

65

I Call Her Zoe. All Volkswagens Need A Name. She's Been With Me Through Thick And Thin. — The nicest part about the VW Jetta is its reliability. I've had to fix a few minor things in the course of our 5 year relationship, and most of those due to I uncerimoniously and rudely decided to get into an accident (whups) and destroyed the entire oil system. She's a beaut, tho, despite how hard I drive her she never says no and always treats me well. I love my car.

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Mike writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

Pros

Better then my SRT4 thats for sure.

Cons

none!!!

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Sick Ass Car!!! — This car is amazing... i won't go anything but German ever agian build qaulity is top notch. 1.8T engine is quick and has lots of aftermarket support... mods will come soon. suspension is sweet and the interior is the best tones of features and insainly comfortable.

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Michel writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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VW, definetly built for drivers

Cons

maintenance is a must, as long as you keep up with oil changes and premium gas, your are good to go. Parts are expensive

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My First Vw — A good car overall. Small engine for the size of car but turbo makes a difference. 180hp, good acceleration, the interior is very nice, the factory Monsoon stereo is great so are the heated seats

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Kobus writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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4

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Bieng a diesel it can easily travel 900km on a tank.

Cons

Service intervals at each 15000Km is a bit annoying.

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It Is To Tdi For.. — I had the opportunity to drive this vehicle from Johannesburg down to Cape Town, and back in December 2006. We had a fully loaded boot, with a trailer. The nice part is, that this TDI might only have about 80KW of power, but the amount of torque is upped, due to the diesel engine. It easily cruises in the drive gear, and passing traffic only requires planting of the right foot. I also love the interior styling, and attention to detail. All in all, a nice car.

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Diedrich writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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5

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Fuel mileage is great, Great looking car, great for 2 people on long trips, with luggage

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Expensive services, 0 leg room for rear passengers honda civic has more leg room in the back than this car.

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This Si A Very Nice Car! — I had an 02 Golf 2 Dr TDI, this car i miss because of the versatility of the wagon. The Jetta has better acceleration and about the same economy.

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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