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.

Jim writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Review
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5

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Will run forever on a tank of diesel fuel.

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None

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Great Vw Jetta Tdi — Performance - For 4 cyl turbo diesel decent acceleration, 4 wheel anti-lock disc brakes with enhanced stability program. Build Quality - No shakes or rattles. Doors close with a thud. Appearance - Looks like earlier small BMW. Cost - Amazing 1000 + Km's per tank; round trip drive to Anaheim Ca., back up California #1 to Calgary, Ab. total 6600 km's, total fuel costs $224. Maintenance no more than gas engine, longevity far outweighs gas models. Fun Factor - Easy to drive, park and cruise long hours on hwy trips..

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Fernando writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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4

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Good exterior, fun to drive, looks nice, good performance

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some annoying repairs w/ check engine light always on. etc.

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Fair Fun Car — Build quality-the engine light turns on constantly!! and some plastic pieces inside the cabin, they need repairs, globe box handle, armrest handle. Cost of ownership, costly repairs if you take it to the dealer. not much leg space interior appearance .

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Blerim6 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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Great quality, no mechanical problems, amazing ride and acceptable styling for its class

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Interior life lacks, rear suspension goes bad after 50k, front wheel drive:(

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V_dubs Rule — I love my car because i feel its unique. you can do alot with it performance wise and styling wise if you have the cash... I like it becasue it rides really well and its been really reliable for the way i drive it and i used to beat on it. its rather suprising on how quick it is for some people as well. all in all i think its been the best jetta so far and if money wasnt an option i could do some fun stuff with it without overdoing the tuning on it like some stupid honda civic.

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Andrew writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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yea dude

Cons

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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Derek writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4

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Brisk accelertation, good braking, stylish interior

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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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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

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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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Kenny writes:
2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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4

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Looks good, handles well, gets attention....just like it's owner!

Cons

It's not a Porsche.

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I Lubs My Vee-dub. — I love the paint, it's in really good shape, still has a nice shine. The car is highly update-able, I can add different wheels, a ground package, and fog lights. I love hearing the turbo kick in, and the feel of acceleration, it's pretty quick, and the handling is nimble. I have fun driving it, although I look for good reasons to go out in it, 'cause the price of gas is so outrageous.

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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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1981 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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

Performance: It's a diesel, what performance? Handles like its on rails. Build: tons of squeaks and rattles, but 30 years and 900k kms its doing alright. Appearance: Love the styling of early 80's Ger... Read More

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1982 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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1984 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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