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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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

Pros

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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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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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

Pros

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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Andrew writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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5

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everything

Cons

Nothing

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Review — Great fun to drive, and the 1.8T engine has lots of possibilities for mods an upgrades. Gets great mileage in the city and on the highway, Built really well but some maintenance can be a pain, like changing headlight bulbs.

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Tony writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

Pros

Very Quick

Cons

A bit nose heavy

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24v Porsche Engine In A Jetta Stock — Average MPG is 23 Total sleeper have not had a Civic, RSX, or any other top of the line Japanense sub come even close to an even street race. This car glides to 70mph flawlessly. The 6 speed transmission is one of the best shifting trannys Ive shifted yet, not one grind on the power shift 2 to 3. Traction control sucks you will put your head through the windshield if you forget to turn it off during a impromto street race. The stock clutch doesnt seem to handle the power though I do feel some lag during full throttle in second gear and it in the drivetrain not the motor so Ill do a clutch so I guess. The suspention was made for a four cylinder the VR6 is a bit of weight up front for any aggresive cornering but feels very strudy @ 130mph to bad for the electronic speed limiter. I think 140 was posible

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Eddy writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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4

Pros

easy to mod, fun to drive, looks good

Cons

wish had stock HIDs

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Overall — This car is a money pit... sooo easy to mod and so much HP for the money. Currently running stage 17lb of boost at ~ 220hp Not too expensive to maintain, but oil changes are around $90 per change since have to use premium

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Jetta Mk1 By Bas

Old 1.6 diesel, it's not fast but that doesn't matter. It's real fun to drive, low and slow ;) Starts al the time, it's just a rock solid Volkswagen Jetta mk1. Many things coming for it, just wait a... Read More

Love It. By Jeremy

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It Is What It Is By MDeath

I absolutely hate the auto transmission. I feel like everyone is pointing at me while I drive down the road. It has a horrible start/idle/overheating issue which no one seems to be able to address. I ... Read More

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To Fast For Its Own Good Death Trap In The Wrong Hands! By Steven

well what can i say this little red monster was purchased from germany but did not run and had a poo 1.8 8v on carbs 115bhp after i got my hands on it and now it has a 1.8 20v turbo now 230 bhp and on... Read More

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The Car Is Prepared To Install Everything By Joel

is the best car I have. a great classic design, good build quality, low maintenance at low costs and engine that let do anything any upgrade is plug and play, the car is prepared to install everything... Read More

Little Jetta By Vytas

I love this car... I love all MKII Jetta's and Golf's. What i cas about this car? Build quality is i think is good, Spare Parts cheap, and you can get it in every car part's shop. This car usefull, yo... Read More

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1985 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Car When It Was Running By Phatrick

I owned this car when it was 5-6 years until it was about 12-13 years. It was certainly a nice car to drive. It was quick and handled like it was on rails. The interior was well designed ergonomica... Read More

Great By Bryan

first car i ever bought. this thing is a tank. i have taken it off road and beaten the hell out of it. real simple to work on as well. the 1.8 L engine puts out some good power for size Read More

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