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2003 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 106 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
"power" 45 reviews
"ride" 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

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

kboucher02 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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3

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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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Synista7 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

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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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MakaylaScharber writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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4

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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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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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Jacob writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Wagon Review
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4

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Fuel Economy
Sound Handling

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Air intake, get's coked up from the EGR

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Worth It — Not particularly peppy, but at 50 mpg sins are forgiven. Though it is kinda slow it still is quite entertaining to drive, especially on the manual version. There are a few quirky things that rattle, such as the shifter, and the release button for the parking brake, but it's really not bad.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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.

cgeuss1621
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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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Matt writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Feels like your driving a 2 door sports car

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3000rpm in 5th gear going 60mph

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Great Car... Many Ups And Not Too Many Downs — When i first got this car the acceleration wasn't too bad but after i did some mods to it. The car has good build quality and handles great in the corners. Overall this is a great car and I would have it over many others.

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

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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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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

This car honestly was great for the first 3 years now it seems its just been one problem after another. The interior is awesome and sturdy. Not much room in the back seat. Trunk is extremely spacio... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

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No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr By team48

love the power and mpg. ride could be a little better,but rides better than any other small car i have drove, and i road tested a bunch. hard to beat 38 miles to the gallon every time, city hiway,and ... Read More

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