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
"ride" 45 reviews
"power" 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

User Reviews

Displaying 51 - 60 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Joseph writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

German quality at lowest cost

Cons

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

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

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

Cons

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

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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...

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

This was not the first option when I was searching for a car. I was looking for the ideal size, performance, options, comfort, economy and engineering. Guess what, I found it. The warranty was also g... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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