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.

janus writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4
janus
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Good Handling, "peppy" Engine, Good Seats, Resonable Gas Economy — Bought the car for my wife in '03. She really likes the size and agility. It changed my mind about what could be done with a four cylinder engine. I'm still a little doubtful about the long term durability. Problems with the BBS wheels - appears to be corroding 2 of the 4 wheels - clear coated? simple repaint?

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Rodney writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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3

Pros

Good gas mileage, and comfort

Cons

SLOW!!!

45

2003 Volkswagen Jetta — Mine was white. Not my kind of car but good on gas and convenient and comfortable

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Sean writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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Quiet, well planned interior. Stylish interior, exterior with excellent build quality. Simplicity, excellent gas mileage from the engine with adequate power. Manual transmission is a must.

Cons

Interior is too small for large people in the back seat. Engine, suspension lack sporting ambitions.

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A Workhorse With European Flair. — Soft, compliant suspension mated with direct, communicative steering make this an easy day in day out driver. 4 Cyl. engine is good with low end grunt but lacks power for truly aggressive driving. Clutch is easy, light, with long pedal travel and sometimes vague shifter. An economy car with luxury intentions, the interior suprises with excellent detail, build quality, and simplicity. Car is very quiet, smooth, and dependable, allowing for long highway trips that are neither arduous nor painful. Although day to day driving is truly easy in this car, sporty driving is not to be had with the GLS model. The balence is on commuting, not on sporting.

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Darnell writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

premium gas:(

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I Love It — it's awesome and fully loaded. heated leather seats. 8 way power seats with 3 memory slots for drivers seat with key association. woodgrain interior, sunroof. i love it

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Jake writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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3

Pros

sound system, sunroof, big trunk for subs :) can fit up to 19 inch rims

Cons

Slow exceleration, not turbo

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Pretty Cool, Great Sound System. — I like it definitely not for all interior is nice. always stays warm heat is amazing. ac is cold.

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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

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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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1981 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Jetta Mk1 By Bas

Old 1.6 diesel, it's not fast but that doesn't matter. It's real fun to drive, low and slow ;) Starts al the time, it's just a rock solid Volkswagen Jetta mk1. Many things coming for it, just wait a... Read More

Love It. By Jeremy

Performance: It's a diesel, what performance? Handles like its on rails. Build: tons of squeaks and rattles, but 30 years and 900k kms its doing alright. Appearance: Love the styling of early 80's Ger... Read More

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It Is What It Is By MDeath

I absolutely hate the auto transmission. I feel like everyone is pointing at me while I drive down the road. It has a horrible start/idle/overheating issue which no one seems to be able to address. I ... Read More

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To Fast For Its Own Good Death Trap In The Wrong Hands! By Steven

well what can i say this little red monster was purchased from germany but did not run and had a poo 1.8 8v on carbs 115bhp after i got my hands on it and now it has a 1.8 20v turbo now 230 bhp and on... Read More

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1984 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

The Car Is Prepared To Install Everything By Joel

is the best car I have. a great classic design, good build quality, low maintenance at low costs and engine that let do anything any upgrade is plug and play, the car is prepared to install everything... Read More

Little Jetta By Vytas

I love this car... I love all MKII Jetta's and Golf's. What i cas about this car? Build quality is i think is good, Spare Parts cheap, and you can get it in every car part's shop. This car usefull, yo... Read More

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1985 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Car When It Was Running By Phatrick

I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomica... Read More

Great By Bryan

first car i ever bought. this thing is a tank. i have taken it off road and beaten the hell out of it. real simple to work on as well. the 1.8 L engine puts out some good power for size Read More

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