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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 SedanReview
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Strong And Dependable — I like how volkswagen has such reliable cars, but the parts for a volkswagen can be expensive. I wish the parts were cheaper. Overall I would recommend a volkswagen to anyone looking for a car the is reliable and affordable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The reliability of my Volkswagen is amazing.

Cons: Cost of parts and repairs.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 SedanReview
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Joseph — Small peppy, good handling, great gas mileage. Expensive to fix. Accelerates decent for a 4cyl. Only needed on repair in the year ive owned but it cost 700$. Good style for low price. Fun to drive, love the 5 speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks/quality

Cons: Cost to repair

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 SedanReview
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2003 Vw Jetta — Overall has been a great car for us. Keep up with basic maintenance and the car will last forvever. We plan to keep the car for the great gas mileage, low maint costs, and safe ride with standard side air bags and an overall solid car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage, maintenance costs

Cons: Engine performance

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDi WagonReview
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Great Reliable And Even Better Economy! — I know that VW gets a bad wrap for reliability, but this car has only needed its routine maintenance over the past eight years. The rear brakes lasted 90k, and I just did the front brakes at 125k, and could have gone longer! The diesel engine is rock solid and has great torque. We have the 5-speed manual and would not choose the automatic transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: We have had this car from new. Purchased it for $22k, and would not trade it for any other car. It now has 125k miles and has averaged 38 mpg in 70% City - 30% Hwy driving. I replaced the original drivers seat with a power seat with memory from a GLX model. It is way more comfortable and adjustable then the standard drivers seat.

Cons: Back seat leg room is very small. It was OK when our daughter was 7 years old, but is getting too tight 8 years later.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T SedanReview
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Very Reliable, Good Looking. — As far as the looks of the Jettas go, i think they're one of the few cars that need any modification to look good. It has great handling and stability, as well as great acceleration. Definitely a good investement for anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Volkswagens are known for having great motors if nothing else. This little 1.8 Turbo motor packs quite a punch, and is very dependable.

Cons: Due to the poor quality plastics used on the interior, smaller things will tend to wear out/break over time like buttons, switches and knobs.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 SedanReview
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Good Car To Own — Standard, good overall power even though its a 4cyl, good top speed, and nice acceleration even in 5th gear. around 30mpg, 6cd changer in trunk and a single slot in the dash, its not spacious by any means at all

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: fun, fast, and german

Cons: mechanical failures

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T SedanReview
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Nice Car But This Year Model Has Some Problems. — a few mods soon to be a bit more, somewhat fast for a relatively stock 4 banger. really nice interior and features. i've had to change the water pump and the thermostat. as for maintenance i bought a warranty so if anything goes wrong it only costs 50 buck to repair. mpg 21 city 31 highway. its fun to drive it has great acceleration and good handling. plans for the future ecs underdrive light weight pulleys, rsd stress and strut bars (upper and lower) h&r sport springs , ruff racing r 345 18", eurosport exhaust system.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its nice and somewhat fast

Cons: repairs without warranty

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg EditionReview
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Good — It has been a good car overall. I have owned it for about 4 years and not have had any mechanical problems. But I have had problems with the window clips that hold the windows in place, i had to replace the plastic ones with metal ones after they broke from the cold. I have also had a small leak I had to fix that was coming in from the the skylight drain. I had to fix it by running another tube down the existing one and make a new drain collar. Everything else has worked great and it is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Had problems with window

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 SedanReview
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Money Money Money — cheaper than the tracter version. not much room in the back for kids seats so their boots are all over the back of hte seats. There arew usually electrical problems with these jettas but so far so good with this one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good price

Cons: expensive parts

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T SedanReview
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Dope! — My Vw Jetta is absolutely sick no questions. The handling is great, the power in that 1.8 litre Turbo is surprising, and the transmission is very smooth. The Jetta is one of the sleekest looking cars out there,when its kept in good shape. The black plastic bumpers are my only complaint as they folded like paper when i scraped a curb. idk what else to say. drive one and decide for yourself.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Its awesome all around

Cons: Plastic under-bumpers

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9RMKL6

Smooth driving. Quiet engine. Easy to drive and shift. Like it has 6 speed. Not too thrilled about the dashboard. Liked the old better where the rpm and speedometer were both visible. Now it’s either... Read More

Review By Guru982R5V

Checks all my boxes off. Larger space than my Corolla. Heated seats, sun roof, leather type seats, electric drivers seat, digital dash. Read More

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Jack

its comfortable and great on gas with plenty on power. Read More

Review By Guru9K742G

Roomy, priced right, good value for the price. Android auto connectivity is via a USB cable rather than wireless which is disappointing. Read More

2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By gdsnhanson

Good features for the base S model. Engine could use some more hp but that’s how it gets 40 mpg. Read More

Review By Lrgalan51

Excessive oil consumption. No oil showing on the stick before 10,000. Miles, again I liked 1700 more miles before oil change & no oil showing on stick. So VW changed oil & filter & said they added mor... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Samuel

I love it. I love how it drives and how comfortable it really is Read More

Review By Guru98GBZP

Well maintained vehicle. The previous owner took very good care of the vehicle Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

Price is right, gas mileage is unbelievable. Good deal. Read More

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