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 81 - 90 of 109 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Andrew writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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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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Eric writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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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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Derek writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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Brisk accelertation, good braking, stylish interior

Cons

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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Valeri writes:
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3

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cheap, good performance

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service of mantenance is bad

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Almost Good — the cost of mantenaince is high, because the car often get problems, but in general the performance is good the car is not very fast, but is good for a common jetta

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Anhdreu writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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Strong V6 motor, great power span in every gear, decent gas mileage for a V6, safe ABS on all wheels.

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Cloth interior, bad torque steer for FWD.

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A Sport Compact Sedan With Everything You Need. — The Volkswagen Jetta GLI is a great made vehicle with more power than the 1.8T its the fastest model of Jetta. It comes standard with 17" rims a sunroof and a six-speed manual transmission. The Jetta comes standard with 4 anti lock disc brakes and a 2.8 liter VR6. The vehicle takes premium for the performance engine. The back seats are usable enough to fit two full sized adults in the back. Which is rare to come by in the sport compact sedan class. All in all the Volkswagen Jetta GLI has a little bit of everything, including a Monsoon stereo.

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Colin writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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5

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Turbo, sport seats, BBS rims, tints, huge trunk

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Thirsty and on Premium fuel only, body roll, sound proofing in the back half weak

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German Engineering And Prescision — So far great car, alot of fun to drive, hit 3000rpm and the power just rushes in

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Becky writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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Jetta — great overall car, works great, cosmetics fall apart after hitting 2-3 years old.. engine is great overall and still runs clean. also looks nice for a compact car of it's class.

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Elaina writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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5

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good gas mileage, strong body, good looking, fast stock, good handling.

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n/a

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Stealthy And Steady — 2.0 gl, 5 speed manual trans, 225/40 inch lowprofile tires on 18 ince black 5 lug with chrome lip rims, neuspeed cold air intake, eibach lowering springs, full limo tint, 10inch jl W6 subwoofer with a 500/1000 jl amp. and a soon to come neuspeed supercharger with an estimated 50 additional horsepower and a 3 inch exhaust. This car has amazing handling, great high end performance and beautiful interior.

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janus writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4
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Good Handling, "peppy" Engine, Good Seats, Resonable Gas Economy — Bought the car for my wife in '03. She really likes the size and agility. It changed my mind about what could be done with a four cylinder engine. I'm still a little doubtful about the long term durability. Problems with the BBS wheels - appears to be corroding 2 of the 4 wheels - clear coated? simple repaint?

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Rodney writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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3

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Good gas mileage, and comfort

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SLOW!!!

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta — Mine was white. Not my kind of car but good on gas and convenient and comfortable

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