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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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It is the best work car

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Too small for my family

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My Jetta — Great Mileage. It is a strong runner. It is an R title but it runs great. Goes great in the snow. Gets like 32 mg. It is fun to drive. I love my heated seats and sunroof. Just a little small for my growing family.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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The handling

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The acceleration

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Great For College Girl But Not For Someone With A Passion For Cars — This is a great car for a college girl but i need something with more speed. It handles great and rides smooth but if it only had more power. Its reliable but when work needs to be done be prepared to pay for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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awsome car

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no complaints

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Jetta — Car works great but still lots of room for upgrades such as intake, turbo, exhaust and so on. also have big plans for the extreior. car is easy on gas even with a heavy foot. last words drive one and you'll love it

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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The looks

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Its German

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Black Jetta — The jetta is a wonderfull car. It gets good good gas milage. It handles better than most cars its size do. The turbo really gives it the boost you can sometimes use. It also has a very sleek look to it.

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

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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comfort, performance, standard and optional equipment

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maintenance cost but very reliable

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Good Bang For The Buck! — Good bang for the buck, that is what comes in my mind when I think about my car. Heated leather seats, 17inch alloy wheels, four-wheels disc brakes, four-wheels ABS, traction control, power sunroof, excellent sound system and an engine that comes with 100hp/liter (180hp for 1.8L). Add to that the sound and the easy upgrading that comes with a turbo engine and you get an idea of why I like my car so damn much. European tuned suspension that can manage to eat the curves while keeping the ride comfortable when it needs to be. Excellent visibility all-around. Strong braking that won't get the nose of the car dive onto the road. That's everything you need on a ride, while leaving some money into your pockets.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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the engine, the chassis, the unicity, the esthetic customization

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it is a bit hard on gas, some electrical problems, not a cheap car to buy even used, it is not always running good really depends on the car for reliability

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A Timeless Classic Of German Engineered Masterpiece, — I got a fine one but build quality cannot be assured overall engine and performance: in its stock form the engine have impressive amounts of torque and good hp that is not necessarily in need for modifications (frankly stock with filter and performance exhaust is enough). It gives instant acceleration (better than some modded 1.8T as no lag in the response), in overall suspension, brakes and handling is solid, is as the feel of a "FWD BMW" but can be really spiced up with quality modifications parts as I said build quality can vary but some of them are fine like other can be lemons brand new in the dealer's lot appearance: it is a sleeper, it blends with all Jetta, the only catch is the 17 inches "Monte Carlo" alloy wheels or the "GLI" rear emblem, again this part is a very easy way to make this car stand out as good parts for customization are quite easy to source (not cheap but easy to source), the interior look a no match for a lot of cars in the segment, it is german and we see it fun: it is all said, the chassis is solid on spiritedx driving and the engine transmission combo (in 6sp manual) is a delight, and when we don't hear a 24v symphony the double din monsoon premium amplified stereo system is a piece of auditive heaven Cost: as this car is a performance oriented (luxury if you add heated leather) car, oil is not a thing you can mess up, synthetic is the only good option for a good running engine, it run on premium gas in 94 US octane and it drinks when pushed so be prepared to show the money, as a special vw model, part and service on the 24v GLI can be quite more expensive than a 1.8T and if the car is not in good shape it may be a possibility that it will see a garage very often, otherwise the maintenance is not too frequent and is not so expensive if the car run well

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

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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it is agile and sporty

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small sometimes, getting old

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Review Of My Jetta — Great Acceleration and handling. fun to drive. turbo kicks whenever i need it. Well constructed. Low maintenance. Good mileage.. lots of options for aftermarket tuning/upgrades. silver is a good color to have doesnt show all the dirt and dust.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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jus too swwwwwwwwwtttttttttttttt

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probs with airflow meter

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Jus Perfect For Me — accerleration no de joke....brakin walai one tym ...top speed stunna...man trust me jetta is one swt investment made by vw....not too heavy not too light make accaleration n handling top o de line....u jus got to try

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

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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Handles great and is real fast.

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Dealership in Tulsa realy sucks!!!

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My Curent Car. — I purchased this car to get better fuel economy and because it is the safest car in it's class. James was learning to drive at the time and I knew it would be a great car to learn with. It has been a pleasure to drive and own.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Favorite

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Expensive

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It's Green....lol — I like everything about it, except the cost of repairing it. I have dumped $2200 in the head and timing belt and am now about to dump another $2200 for tranny and clutch. But it is a dependable car as long as you can fix it right.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

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