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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Great quality, no mechanical problems, amazing ride and acceptable styling for its class

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Interior life lacks, rear suspension goes bad after 50k, front wheel drive:(

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V_dubs Rule — I love my car because i feel its unique. you can do alot with it performance wise and styling wise if you have the cash... I like it becasue it rides really well and its been really reliable for the way i drive it and i used to beat on it. its rather suprising on how quick it is for some people as well. all in all i think its been the best jetta so far and if money wasnt an option i could do some fun stuff with it without overdoing the tuning on it like some stupid honda civic.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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The sound it has with the CAI (cold air intake)

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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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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yea dude

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no dude

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Hard Cawking — Black paint is hard to maintain..and 1.8T are nice but the new 2.0T has soo much more performance capabilities...too bad the 2.0T jettas are ugly. fast, reliable, gas efficient, fun to shift, and good for putting surfboards inside and outside. Small rims *16*, but great seats. Beats a mini cooper hands down.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Review
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45+ mpg... no problems

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90 hp, enough said.

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Jetta Tdi, Hope You Are Not In A Hurry — Performance - Acceleration was non-existent, but it got 45mpg and would maintain 100mph Build Quality - It is a typical VW... meaning it could be much better Appearance - Eurotrash styling, I liked it, others think they are a tad bit on the flaming side Cost of Ownership - great mileage but costly maintenance Fun Factor - it lacks it. Let's face it, it is the toaster of the Auto market... but it sipped little fuel going from A to B

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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Very sporty performance and look.

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Be ready to spend some dough on some performance parts and body kits. Also rims.

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V-dub Jetta 1.8t — For a 1.8L its pretty fast. Oh did i mention its turbo charged. This car has a fast acceleration and superb brake the ASR (trackation control) aint too bad either. Interior of the car is very sporty. Leather seats and heated too. Only downer is no power seats. Mainting this car can be costly at times but well worth it. Overall its a fun car to drive and the highlite of my day.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Fun to drive, relatively fast, agile, comfortable, looks great, and i have one.

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Expensive to own, Impending electrical issues

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2003 Vw Jetta Gli Vr6 — Best car i ever owned!!! Fantastic performance, great power from its 2.8l VR6 approx 200bhp, love the shifting of the 6 speed manual transmission. Great accelleration and breaking for being a sport sedan under 3 liters, wonderfully balanced turns and handles very well. Easy to modify mechanically and asthetically all parts are readily available through the shops and online. Putting the magnaflo exhaust on the VR6 is easily one of the best descisions i have ever made. Hard to modify electrically though and a bitch to put a remote starter in, i wouldnt recommend a remote start for any VW thats for sure. I love the look, business and power at the same time. looks especially well when you add the 2004 GLI factory body kit. The interior is stylish too, all leather with heated seats and a beautifully moulded dashboard. All the buttons are the right size and shape to fit in with the rest of the car's style. The build quality is fantastic, rattling is almost not an issue there are some minor rattles that can be heard driving on Edmnontons, smooth as a bed of nails, roads. This car's factory sound deadening is extreemly meticulous. Since owning it i have needed minor repairs, but i know that these cars in general suffer from various electrical related issues when they get older. Its not a cheep car to fill up though only taking premium gasoline with 91 octane minimum. Repairs are more expensive because the parts are built propperly. (not in the USA or China) Thats why finding a good mechanic with a fair price is extreemly important! Autobahn Performance in Edmonton is the place i go to. The car is a joy to drive a absolutely love taking it on the roads and playing arround with it. It has great response and just makes you want to drive it harder.. then you remember how much you paid for it and decide that you're driving it hard enough.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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all-around car =)

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not enough interior space for long-leg driver

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My Toy I - Vw Jetta 1.8t — performance is cool; acceleration is solid especially the one I own is manual. there's always some noticeable mechanic noise from time to time; although it didn't affect the performance, it is simply annoying and any car lovers would love to hear crystal clear engine sound, is it? ~~~~ quite fuel economic compared to my other car, lol; so not too much complaint on that one =) build quality is solid after all; it's been 6 years since I purchased it; been through tough winters in Ontario, Canada; Montreal, Quebec; break killer - LA area and finally now I live in Mountain view - quite peaceful car driving friendly area~~ it is absolutely fun to shift gears on the jetta 1.8T, quite amazed to see its acceleration on the road compared to other more prestige cars.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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huge aftermarket following well built and fun to drive

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gas mileage is crap, hard to work on, expensive to fix

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Jetta — If you know me you know how i feel about my car. People say I talk about it too much but whatever it makes me happy. Theres a huge aftermarket following for it which makes it fun. Im always blowing my paycheck on something new for it... The only bad thing about it is the gas mileage but thats partially due to the fact that i tend to drive like an asshole.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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handling, mileage

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size!!!

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Vw Jetta — too small, but handles and performs well. and 40 mpg. few rattles, poor cupholder design. relatively comfortable seating, excellent features, and trim.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Brisk accelertation, good braking, stylish interior

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Poor quality radio, MPGs are less than what was stated, uncomfortable seats(very firm)

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Derek's Review — i love my car, it is quick and the v6 sounds amazing. It has been very reliable and i love the interior. The ambient back lit blue and red really set the mood. One of the most fun cars i have ever driven.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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