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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CJS10mm writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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4

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Fuel Economy

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smallish back seat, and lacking some options

CJS10mm
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Great Commuter Car! — This car is a great commuter that gets 38 MPG combined driving, and about 42-44 highway driving. I love the spacious trunk and room in the front seats. The back seats a kind of small for room but it is not a full size sedan so I don't expect to fit 3 grown adults back there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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hgoolsby writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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The reliability of my Volkswagen is amazing.

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Cost of parts and repairs.

hgoolsby
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Strong And Dependable — I like how volkswagen has such reliable cars, but the parts for a volkswagen can be expensive. I wish the parts were cheaper. Overall I would recommend a volkswagen to anyone looking for a car the is reliable and affordable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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Joseph — Small peppy, good handling, great gas mileage. Expensive to fix. Accelerates decent for a 4cyl. Only needed on repair in the year ive owned but it cost 700$. Good style for low price. Fun to drive, love the 5 speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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aldy54 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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gas mileage, maintenance costs

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Engine performance

aldy54
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2003 Vw Jetta — Overall has been a great car for us. Keep up with basic maintenance and the car will last forvever. We plan to keep the car for the great gas mileage, low maint costs, and safe ride with standard side air bags and an overall solid car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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flash9 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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We have had this car from new. Purchased it for $22k, and would not trade it for any other car. It now has 125k miles and has averaged 38 mpg in 70% City - 30% Hwy driving. I replaced the original drivers seat with a power seat with memory from a GLX model. It is way more comfortable and adjustable then the standard drivers seat.

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Back seat leg room is very small. It was OK when our daughter was 7 years old, but is getting too tight 8 years later.

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Great Reliable And Even Better Economy! — I know that VW gets a bad wrap for reliability, but this car has only needed its routine maintenance over the past eight years. The rear brakes lasted 90k, and I just did the front brakes at 125k, and could have gone longer! The diesel engine is rock solid and has great torque. We have the 5-speed manual and would not choose the automatic transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cgeuss1621 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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Volkswagens are known for having great motors if nothing else. This little 1.8 Turbo motor packs quite a punch, and is very dependable.

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Due to the poor quality plastics used on the interior, smaller things will tend to wear out/break over time like buttons, switches and knobs.

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Very Reliable, Good Looking. — As far as the looks of the Jettas go, i think they're one of the few cars that need any modification to look good. It has great handling and stability, as well as great acceleration. Definitely a good investement for anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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I love to drive fast and beat up on others

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Guzzles car like crazy !!

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Love It, It Makes My Palms Sweaty Everytime I Drive It — I LOVE MY CAR, TURBO 24V VR6 , it puts out 500who or more. It was built by sleepers performance the best and only people i will let touch the car. It has original paint but my buddy Gary keeps it nice and clean for me. I love to drive with my fellow Volkswagen friends, love going to shows and see what other people have. Its just my hobby and passion.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tim writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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fun, fast, and german

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mechanical failures

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Good Car To Own — Standard, good overall power even though its a 4cyl, good top speed, and nice acceleration even in 5th gear. around 30mpg, 6cd changer in trunk and a single slot in the dash, its not spacious by any means at all

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Spencer writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Volkswagen

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nothing

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Ghost — 2.8L, 24 valve, VR6 w/ AEM CAI, Greddy G2 cat-back exhaust Autotech lightweight flywheel, Autotech short-shifter carbon fiber Boser hood w/ custom body kit 18" Drifz wheels This has got to be the best performing 6 cylinder I have ever driven. The mods just made it that much better. It just needs to be chipped to get the most performance out of my mods.

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Jamie writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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fun, fast, safe, awesome performance

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If You Want It Go Get It — This car is so much fun to drive. Its powerful, fast, smooth, and corners beautifully. the gas mileage is amazing too, i drive like a maniac and I'm getting 28 mpg. It does run on premium but it only costs $39 to fill it up.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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