2003 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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    Zippy Little Commuter — I like the the pickup and quick response. It does good on gas and has good power.. Down fall is the amount of dealer specific items. Coolant, powersteering fluid,... Overall it's a good car and really have no complaints other than the back seat.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Zippy little car

    Cons: Not much backseat room

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 Review
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    Excellent Car For Small Family Or A Single Person — I like the Jettas ability to respond to your reflexes. It has great pick up and speed. The cruise control is great and saves on gas. It is stylish and really fun to drive. A lot of trunk space and multiple cup holders.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great on gas mileage

    Cons: Back seat a little tight

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    Best Cheap Speed Naturally Aspirated Car Of Its Time And Maybe Even Now — I love this car. It is my first car and with the power and 6 speed transmission with the sporty handling of the gli trim i could not have asked for better vehicle. I would recommend this car to any young driver looking for cheap fun and reliability. this car also has some nice cheap mods you could do if you wanted.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: nearly everything i can think of about this car

    Cons: not an american muscle v8 sadly

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 Review
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    Great First Car. Reliable And Fun — I like the car I just wanted something newer and bigger. It drives great other than the automatic transmissions that were factory installed suck. Like I said other than that it is a great first car. I really enjoyed driving mine

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good on winter roads.

    Cons: Weak transmitions

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi Wagon Review
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    Love It. — It would coast for mile and more up to stop signs out in the rural country, it was a challenge to guess when to start coasting so as to save fuel and not overshoot and have to lay on the brakes. Using brakes is totally wasted energy if not a hybrid car with regenerative brakes putting some charge back in a battery.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Stereo, dash lights, extreme German attention to the smallest of details, 42 to 50 mpg's all the time, with turbo, not neck breaking, but plenty of grunt and go diesel power, don't even have to down shift from 5th gear to pass.

    Cons: Too little front legroom, not enough cabin heat from a diesel, had idea after 100,ooo miles, repair costs were going to climb, but depreciation of a diesel is SO low, just trade up to new one, keep factory warranty.

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta Review
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    Never Buy A Jetta — I purchased this car for $13k in 2006 and have since spent $10k in upkeep other than scheduled maintenance. You tell me if that is a good deal. I should have bought a car that didn't cost $1k every time it needed a repair.

    Pros: Good looking car.

    Cons: Continues to have electrical and transmission issues.

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    A Must Have To Experience The True Beauty — This car is amezing its a top of the line jetta its a very nice factory build car lots of power and totque and is sounds like a beast the car gets lots of attention its very rare Jetta is always a joy to drivet

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: the car all around its well build car

    Cons: lots of gas and maintenance its little expensive here in Toronto Canada

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T Review
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    Quick Car Chicks Dig It. Turbo, Intake, Coil Overs, Blow Off Valve 17 Inch Alloys — Has been good to me for several years and now that it is paid off I'm starting to have all kinds of issues. Nothing too serious yet. Thank god. Having a little trouble getting it on the road now because I am doing all the work myself. Do not have the money to bring it to a shop at the moment and certainly don't want to pay for a tow to bring it down the street. We shall see...

    Pros: Basically had no problems from when I bought it six years ago (43,000 miles) to recently (105,000 miles). Quick nice looking car with above average gas mileage.

    Cons: Ever since since I hit 100,000 miles I have been having multiple problems compared to barely any through 6 years.

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition Review
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    Sleek Beautiful Body Style — What I really like about this car is the design of the body and the inside I have a black on black Wolfsburg and if you got the cash to spend then I recommend this car mostly because its safe it has many features such as heated cloth seats a monsoon factory system bbs racing rims stock it's just a super nice car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling is amazing its fast hits corners like a charm I love my Volkswagen wont buy any other brand from now on

    Cons: Fixing it is expensive

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    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T Review
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    Cute, Sporty, And Fun! — All around good car for a first car. Its definitely a girly car because of the pink lights on the inside and outside. Awesome touchscreen slide out stereo. Tons of power and tons of fun to drive! And its the perfect size!

    Pros: Cute, small little car. Loved all the power it gives. Very fun to drive.

    Cons: Fixing it was hard because its a foreign car. Parts cost alot more.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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