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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 81 - 90 of 106 2003 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

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.

Cons

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

35

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

Good gas mileage, and comfort

Cons

SLOW!!!

45

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

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Darnell writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

premium gas:(

35

I Love It — it's awesome and fully loaded. heated leather seats. 8 way power seats with 3 memory slots for drivers seat with key association. woodgrain interior, sunroof. i love it

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Jake writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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3

Pros

sound system, sunroof, big trunk for subs :) can fit up to 19 inch rims

Cons

Slow exceleration, not turbo

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Pretty Cool, Great Sound System. — I like it definitely not for all interior is nice. always stays warm heat is amazing. ac is cold.

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Arvind writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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When you are inching to stop at a stop sign and feel you are clear, the 2nd shift just powers the vehicle zoooooooom....it's super amazing (you can feel the 2.0l 4-cyl working efficiently). It gives a mileage of ~26mpg.

Cons

Dollar guzzler when it comes to maintenance, and the not so great initial acceleration...what can you expect with a 2.0 liter 4-cyl engine generating ~160hp.

25

A Very Friendly German Car — The ride is fantastic, gear shifts are smooth, initial acceleration isn't too great but readily picks up from 2nd gear. Effortlessly speedy on overdrive and cruise. Interiors are not extravagant but suited for a comfortable 4 people ride.

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Richard writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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5

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great acceleration, good gas mileage, low maintance,good braking, excellent handling

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premium fuel, synthetic oil changes, eats up front tire tread quick

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Impressive Acceleration — In the time I owned this car, I had fun with it, its pretty fast for only a 1.8 engine.. got me in pleanty of trouble, (sound violations, speeding, ect.)

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Sporty Sedan, Great Bang For The Buck By A2CarGuy

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Compact, Convenient And Comfortable By maverick111

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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

Overall a great car - very fun, good fuel economy, sporty yet sophisticated. Has similar feel of luxury higher end 3 series BMW or c-class Benz without the added cost and gets better fuel economy. L... Read More

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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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