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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 61 - 70 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Hayes writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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4

Pros

The handling

Cons

The acceleration

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Great For College Girl But Not For Someone With A Passion For Cars — This is a great car for a college girl but i need something with more speed. It handles great and rides smooth but if it only had more power. Its reliable but when work needs to be done be prepared to pay for it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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5

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awsome car

Cons

no complaints

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Jetta — Car works great but still lots of room for upgrades such as intake, turbo, exhaust and so on. also have big plans for the extreior. car is easy on gas even with a heavy foot. last words drive one and you'll love it

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Tim writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

The looks

Cons

Its German

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Black Jetta — The jetta is a wonderfull car. It gets good good gas milage. It handles better than most cars its size do. The turbo really gives it the boost you can sometimes use. It also has a very sleek look to it.

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

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Dan writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

it is agile and sporty

Cons

small sometimes, getting old

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Review Of My Jetta — Great Acceleration and handling. fun to drive. turbo kicks whenever i need it. Well constructed. Low maintenance. Good mileage.. lots of options for aftermarket tuning/upgrades. silver is a good color to have doesnt show all the dirt and dust.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Claude writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

jus too swwwwwwwwwtttttttttttttt

Cons

probs with airflow meter

35

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

Pros

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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Misty writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

Favorite

Cons

Expensive

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It's Green....lol — I like everything about it, except the cost of repairing it. I have dumped $2200 in the head and timing belt and am now about to dump another $2200 for tranny and clutch. But it is a dependable car as long as you can fix it right.

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Holly writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

Fun and comfy!

Cons

cost of maintenance

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I Heart My Volkswagen Jetta! — I love my little jetta! It has excellent handling, tight suspension... It's really fun to drive on curvy roads. It's not the fastest thing, it can take a while to accelerate, but it's not horribly slow. The brakes are amazing... Well, probably cuz i just got new brake pad thingys... It's super safe. I love the interior, it's really comfy, and it looks pretty cool for just basic cloth. It's not the coolest looking thing on the outside, a little boxy, but i'm definitely not embarrassed to be seen in it. It's a great car. It's really low maintenance.... You only have to get an oil change, etc., every 5,000 miles, which is great, but maintenance can be expensive. It cost me nearly 400 bucks to get transmission fluid put in that thing (it did include a transmission flush, but....) because Volkswagen is all nazi and made their cars so that most people can't do simple maintenance like that on their own cars. But as long as it's properly maintained, it's a great car, really well built, gets pretty good gas mileage, and doesn't look half bad.

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Sean writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

Pros

Turbo engine

Cons

tight back seat

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2003 Jetta — This is my wife's car, and we love it. It has excellent build quality, it's fast, and has nearly telepathic brakes. We have had it since new, and never done any major work to it, the brakes are 80% (60K) and it looks like new. It is a dream to drive, and the seats are good (heated), it also has a premium sound system which is great for such an inexpensive car.

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Mario writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi Wagon Review
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5

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MPG MPG MPG

Cons

repair parts can be expensive

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2003 Jetta Tdi Wagon — 155,000 miles averaging 45 mpg - and plenty of torque - need I say more ? Cost of ownership and longevity is good. Looking forward to another 150,000 miles. Great resource for all TDI information is www.tdiclub.com. Feels safe and secure to drive with ESP and 6 airbags.

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

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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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