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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    Courtney Wells

    First Radiator Now More!

    I hit an armadillo in my 03 Jetta and busted my radiator and cracked one fan We repaired the radiator and the coolant hoses and flanges and still overheats driving and now after we killed the car ...

    23 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 days ago)

    Car Dies When It's Stopped

    ANY IDEAS????????? My car runs fine while I'm driving, but here lately, like if I'm stopped at a redlight or stop signs, my car will die. I can turn it right back on and drive away like there's n...

    13 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Wont Start

    In the morning when I start my car it idles rough and dies. Chugs and dies. If I pump the gas once or twice it sometimes starts. Most of the time I need to give it has while starting. Treat it lik...

    2 views with no answers yet

    Vw Jetta 2003 Crank, Won't Start

    Hi! VW Jetta 2003, Gas, Manual, 2.0. All of sudden doesn't start- I would say "when the engine is hot". To make it easier what I had done: - Changed starter, didn't solve the problem - Brought to elec...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Rogers Blount

    03 Vw Jetta 1.8t

    Having shifting issues from 1st 2nd and sometimes 3rd the car shifts but takes along time i took it to a local small shop and it came back reading the Mass air Flow was not ready O2 oxygen sensor wa...

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