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 61 - 70 of 109 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Nick writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

Pros

exhaust note of the 24V VR6, 6 speed O2M, looks sexy.

Cons

fwd, something is always broken.

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Dubn — fun to drive, look at, and listen to.

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Matt writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

Feels like your driving a 2 door sports car

Cons

3000rpm in 5th gear going 60mph

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Great Car... Many Ups And Not Too Many Downs — When i first got this car the acceleration wasn't too bad but after i did some mods to it. The car has good build quality and handles great in the corners. Overall this is a great car and I would have it over many others.

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

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Misty writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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Awesome traction, awesome car

Cons

n/a

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Leukemia Frog — There is a CAI, 14 lb flywheel and a little bit of graphics....until I figure out what I wanna put on it. The accents are lime green, purple, orange and of course frogs. I added the orange because my step-dad passed away from Leukemia. Braking and handling are awesome even in snow. Acceleration is TURBO...lol ran 16.0 in 1/4 mile drag strip at 85 mph, STOCK

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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I love to drive fast and beat up on others

Cons

Guzzles car like crazy !!

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Love It, It Makes My Palms Sweaty Everytime I Drive It — I LOVE MY CAR, TURBO 24V VR6 , it puts out 500who or more. It was built by sleepers performance the best and only people i will let touch the car. It has original paint but my buddy Gary keeps it nice and clean for me. I love to drive with my fellow Volkswagen friends, love going to shows and see what other people have. Its just my hobby and passion.

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

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Tim writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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4

Pros

fun, fast, and german

Cons

mechanical failures

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Good Car To Own — Standard, good overall power even though its a 4cyl, good top speed, and nice acceleration even in 5th gear. around 30mpg, 6cd changer in trunk and a single slot in the dash, its not spacious by any means at all

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

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VegasGuy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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5

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Quick and fast. It loves the corners. Stops on a dime.

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only a slight negative, but the front air dam and read bumber could have been a bit more agressive (VW did decide to do exactly that and updated these items in 2004).

VegasGuy
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It's Like A 3 Series Bmw, But Costs Less And Is Every Bit As Fun. — For a small Sedan this car has excellent acceleration, braking, and general handling. The build quality is what we have all come to expect of any German car (superior) and the overall appearance is a slightly understated sport sedan. Cost of ownership seems to be right on par with just about any small sedan. I recommend sticking to the regular maintenance schedule and do so because these cars will last a good 15 years or so if you do. This car is a joy to drive in just about any conditions. If you like lots of hard cornering, you may want to replace the stock tires with a set of Toyo Proxes. Stock tires are fine for just about everything else.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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Fun to drive

Cons

Had problems with window

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Good — It has been a good car overall. I have owned it for about 4 years and not have had any mechanical problems. But I have had problems with the window clips that hold the windows in place, i had to replace the plastic ones with metal ones after they broke from the cold. I have also had a small leak I had to fix that was coming in from the the skylight drain. I had to fix it by running another tube down the existing one and make a new drain collar. Everything else has worked great and it is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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4

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good price

Cons

expensive parts

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Money Money Money — cheaper than the tracter version. not much room in the back for kids seats so their boots are all over the back of hte seats. There arew usually electrical problems with these jettas but so far so good with this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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