2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview


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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The big news for 2003 was that the extensive lineup of Jetta sedans and wagons came with expanded lists of standard features. For starters, power windows, cruise control, power heated mirrors, and a CD player were standard equipment across the line. Other standard features in all Jettas included power door locks, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and air conditioning.

Volkswagen also made some adjustments to its sedan and wagon trim packages. The GLX wagons were gone, for instance, although the GLX sedans with a 200-horsepower, 2.8-liter V6 engine remained. And new options were available for the high-end GLX 1.8T wagon, including leather seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and steering-wheel mounted controls. In addition, options such as stability control and a CD changer were available across the line.

Driver's were impressed with the Jetta's handling, acceleration, safety features, and comfort, and with the gas milesage of the diesel-engined Jettas. On the downside, reliability and quality-control issues were noted by some drivers.


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    Airbags And Engine

    I have a 2003 VW Jetta TDI and I wanted to ask if you're involved in an accident where your airbags deploy, does this also shut your engine down?

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    Daniel Santana Medina

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta Button Switch

    Hello, I was wondering what a switch under the lever was. By the cup holders between the car passenger and driver. I don't know how to post pictures but I will do my best to describe it. It's like ...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    I Changed My Alternator And Took Off The Fuel Rail But When I Put It Back T...

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    Ivan Prkic

    2003 Vw Jetta Gli Vr6 24 Valve 6 Speed

    Got a 2003 vw jetta gli 24 valve 6 speed. Fuse box melted on the battery. Got a new 1 put everything on now I have no power to the windows or the radio. My dash cluster rpm is not working oil light...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Rough Start 2003 Jetta

    My Jetta runs great during unchanging weather. When the humidity goes up it's very difficult to start, then runs extremely rough, turning on the A/C makes it stall. Starting it when the humidity goes ...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)