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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 41 - 50 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Spencer writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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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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5

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fun, fast, safe, awesome performance

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none

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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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Patrick writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

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its nice and somewhat fast

Cons

repairs without warranty

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Nice Car But This Year Model Has Some Problems. — a few mods soon to be a bit more, somewhat fast for a relatively stock 4 banger. really nice interior and features. i've had to change the water pump and the thermostat. as for maintenance i bought a warranty so if anything goes wrong it only costs 50 buck to repair. mpg 21 city 31 highway. its fun to drive it has great acceleration and good handling. plans for the future ecs underdrive light weight pulleys, rsd stress and strut bars (upper and lower) h&r sport springs , ruff racing r 345 18", eurosport exhaust system.

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

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VegasGuy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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Quick and fast. It loves the corners. Stops on a dime.

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only a slight negative, but the front air dam and read bumber could have been a bit more agressive (VW did decide to do exactly that and updated these items in 2004).

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It's Like A 3 Series Bmw, But Costs Less And Is Every Bit As Fun. — For a small Sedan this car has excellent acceleration, braking, and general handling. The build quality is what we have all come to expect of any German car (superior) and the overall appearance is a slightly understated sport sedan. Cost of ownership seems to be right on par with just about any small sedan. I recommend sticking to the regular maintenance schedule and do so because these cars will last a good 15 years or so if you do. This car is a joy to drive in just about any conditions. If you like lots of hard cornering, you may want to replace the stock tires with a set of Toyo Proxes. Stock tires are fine for just about everything else.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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Fun to drive

Cons

Had problems with window

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Good — It has been a good car overall. I have owned it for about 4 years and not have had any mechanical problems. But I have had problems with the window clips that hold the windows in place, i had to replace the plastic ones with metal ones after they broke from the cold. I have also had a small leak I had to fix that was coming in from the the skylight drain. I had to fix it by running another tube down the existing one and make a new drain collar. Everything else has worked great and it is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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4

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good price

Cons

expensive parts

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Money Money Money — cheaper than the tracter version. not much room in the back for kids seats so their boots are all over the back of hte seats. There arew usually electrical problems with these jettas but so far so good with this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Thomas writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

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Its awesome all around

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Plastic under-bumpers

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Dope! — My Vw Jetta is absolutely sick no questions. The handling is great, the power in that 1.8 litre Turbo is surprising, and the transmission is very smooth. The Jetta is one of the sleekest looking cars out there,when its kept in good shape. The black plastic bumpers are my only complaint as they folded like paper when i scraped a curb. idk what else to say. drive one and decide for yourself.

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

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Curt writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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5

Pros

It is a VW wagon

Cons

Have to love diesels

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V Dub — awesome since i put in box programmer so much more power. Nice and low great handling. interior is awesome. great on fuel looks good all kinds of people like the car from young to old. It is a VDUB ya

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tracy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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4

Pros

fun reliable automoble-heated sit in winter

Cons

slow to warm up

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Would Definitely Buy Another! — good performance acceration good good braking good handling build quality good used automoble appearance interior and exterior good deisel milage excellent!! fun factor is good -our excellent winter automobile heating system slow to warm up but once it does coosy

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joseph writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

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German quality at lowest cost

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bad coil packs

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Would Buy Again — * Performance - acceleration, braking, handling (after mods of course) * Build Quality - nice German quality. * Appearance - Solid interior and exterior styling * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage:26 mpg, maintenance: not too bad * Fun Factor - fun to drive after lowering and some suspension work

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Sporty Sedan, Great Bang For The Buck By A2CarGuy

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Compact, Convenient And Comfortable By maverick111

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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

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

Fun Car To Drive And Great Commuter By Coop181

Overall a great car - very fun, good fuel economy, sporty yet sophisticated. Has similar feel of luxury higher end 3 series BMW or c-class Benz without the added cost and gets better fuel economy. L... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

I adore my jetta and plan to have another jetta in the near future! The front heated seats are awesome! It drives AMAZING, the blue tooth is easy to use and super convenient. The sunroof is cool to ... Read More

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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