2003 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 107 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" 45 reviews
"power" 45 reviews
"fuel economy" 40 reviews
"handling" 30 reviews
"speed" 16 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"high maintenance" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"seat" 7 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 91 - 100 of 107 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Richard writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

great acceleration, good gas mileage, low maintance,good braking, excellent handling

Cons

premium fuel, synthetic oil changes, eats up front tire tread quick

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Impressive Acceleration — In the time I owned this car, I had fun with it, its pretty fast for only a 1.8 engine.. got me in pleanty of trouble, (sound violations, speeding, ect.)

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Catherine writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

Pros

Awesome style. Sweet turbo function!

Cons

None.

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A Fine Ride! — What can I say. I am more and more impressed with every Volkswagen I drive, and this one is the best so far.

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Benji writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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4

Pros

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

Pros

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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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

Pros

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

Pros

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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I'm Trading To A Diesel Beetle Ragtop So I'm Sad To See It Go! By Michael

So your car takes premium and gets 35 mpg? Diesel costs the same or less than premium and this car gets twice the mileage, meaning you use 50-60% of the fuel costs. I'm a long distance commuter, a... Read More

Decent By dinocchio

Bought a used car from a dealer with $15000. It's a decent car. The suspension sucks. The look is great. Anything else is normal. The trunk is very spacious. All in all, it's a very decent car with t... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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