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.

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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3

Pros

Kinda fun family car

Cons

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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Robert writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

boost, power, handling, braking.

Cons

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

Pros

interstate throttle responce is incredible

Cons

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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Patrick writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

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Fun, small, quick.

Cons

Not very roomy.

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Small And Well Handling. — Good handling, quick acceleration and deceleration. Good quality for a compact car. Good styling, not garish or boring. Very fun to drive, but the a/c doesn't work that well. Have not had it long enough to judge maintenance costs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

Pros

everything lol

Cons

paint chips easy...parts are expensive

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Review For A 1.8t Jetta — love the care all around great ride extreamly fun to drive great interior sound system is solid for stock system. seat are comfortable and heated only problem is i wish i would of had the car brand new the people who owned it before me didn't take proper care of it or it would of been fine

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

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Mark writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

Performance , Comfort and gas mileage

Cons

Maintanence costs

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Awesome Car As Long As Mechanically It Behaves! — Ive concluded that VWs are the best and most enjoyable cars to drive, but when something breaks, you better have a deep pocket! With that said, if you consider a VW...especially a VR6, GET THE WARRANTY!! trust me on this one!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claude writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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5

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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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Michael writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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5

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Handles great and is real fast.

Cons

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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Hector writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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5

Pros

The sound it has with the CAI (cold air intake)

Cons

eight valves

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My Jetta — Really good solid car. Really smooth drive. I'm really happy with it. It kind of lacks of accel speed, but with some mods it gets better. The handling is pretty good, but again with different tire size it gets better. Nice interior. It's a little bit thirsty with the gas

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1981 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Jetta Mk1 By Bas

Old 1.6 diesel, it's not fast but that doesn't matter. It's real fun to drive, low and slow ;) Starts al the time, it's just a rock solid Volkswagen Jetta mk1. Many things coming for it, just wait a... Read More

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It Is What It Is By MDeath

I absolutely hate the auto transmission. I feel like everyone is pointing at me while I drive down the road. It has a horrible start/idle/overheating issue which no one seems to be able to address. I ... Read More

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To Fast For Its Own Good Death Trap In The Wrong Hands! By Steven

well what can i say this little red monster was purchased from germany but did not run and had a poo 1.8 8v on carbs 115bhp after i got my hands on it and now it has a 1.8 20v turbo now 230 bhp and on... Read More

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1984 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

The Car Is Prepared To Install Everything By Joel

is the best car I have. a great classic design, good build quality, low maintenance at low costs and engine that let do anything any upgrade is plug and play, the car is prepared to install everything... Read More

Little Jetta By Vytas

I love this car... I love all MKII Jetta's and Golf's. What i cas about this car? Build quality is i think is good, Spare Parts cheap, and you can get it in every car part's shop. This car usefull, yo... Read More

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1985 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Car When It Was Running By Phatrick

I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomica... Read More

Great By Bryan

first car i ever bought. this thing is a tank. i have taken it off road and beaten the hell out of it. real simple to work on as well. the 1.8 L engine puts out some good power for size Read More

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