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 51 - 60 of 109 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Thomas writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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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

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It is a VW wagon

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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

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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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Troy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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5

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quality built and good on gas

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needs more rear seat room

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Quality — all around awesome vehicle but next time I would buy the wagon. The performance is top notch. Expensive for the oil changes but worth it in the long run. I have never owned a better built car than this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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Powerful, fun, handles great pretty decent mpgs for how fast it is

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rough ride for every day driving, oil changes are expensive

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Jetta — Its really fun to drive, its fast it handles well, great stereo, just a few kinks about it that you have to get used to, like certain times it makes weird noises but its usually nothing. definitely worth the money

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brett writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Kinda fun family car

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understeer, body roll, acceleration, handling...f

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Jetta 1.8t — Its a kid carrier, can't expect too much performance. Understeers like a mo-fo, but when the intercooler isn't heat soaked, the acceleration is, at best, decent. However for a family sedan as it should, function comes before performance. Overall not a bad car, but bone stock, not the funnest thing to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Natalie writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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Wicked fast when turbo kicks in.

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Turbo drains the gas tank...

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Good Car... Not Great, But Not Bad, Either. — Turbo is nice, but I'd prefer a bigger engine. Decent handling but a poor turn radius. Brakes are always making noises and the mileage could be better, but in the end it's a very sturdy, dependable little car. In the future I will likely stick with VW but upgrade models.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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boost, power, handling, braking.

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small

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My Jetta. — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling, turbo boost Build Quality- excellent, no squeaks Appearance - metallic green exterior, Cost of Ownership- 27-35 mpg, service every 2500 miles. Fun Factor - VERY FUN and fast. boost controller =]. Sound - 8 speakers Monsoon System. excellent sound.

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

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Joshua writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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interstate throttle responce is incredible

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no room not roomy at all it's an optical illusian

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I Love It — Not to much to complain about just that sometimes it breaks... but onto the good it's a 6 speed manual and will cruise comfortably at 120 mph and speedo reads 160 not to shabby on performance 200 whp i like it and recommend it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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