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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 51 - 60 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Troy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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5

Pros

quality built and good on gas

Cons

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

Pros

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

Cons

rough ride for every day driving, oil changes are expensive

25

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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Natalie writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

Wicked fast when turbo kicks in.

Cons

Turbo drains the gas tank...

35

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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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

35

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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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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Alisha writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

it's quick, a 6 speed and great on gas

Cons

its kinda small

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Love It — I absolutely love my car! It's a 6 speed so it's fun to drive. It's so cute! It's very sporty looking. It's quick and handles great! So good on gas. Very reliable! I haven't had any major problems with it. Definitely a keeper!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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Charlene writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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It is the best work car

Cons

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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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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