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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8TReview
Holly writes:
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I Heart My Volkswagen Jetta! — I love my little jetta! It has excellent handling, tight suspension... It's really fun to drive on curvy roads. It's not the fastest thing, it can take a while to accelerate, but it's not horribly slow. The brakes are amazing... Well, probably cuz i just got new brake pad thingys... It's super safe. I love the interior, it's really comfy, and it looks pretty cool for just basic cloth. It's not the coolest looking thing on the outside, a little boxy, but i'm definitely not embarrassed to be seen in it. It's a great car. It's really low maintenance.... You only have to get an oil change, etc., every 5,000 miles, which is great, but maintenance can be expensive. It cost me nearly 400 bucks to get transmission fluid put in that thing (it did include a transmission flush, but....) because Volkswagen is all nazi and made their cars so that most people can't do simple maintenance like that on their own cars. But as long as it's properly maintained, it's a great car, really well built, gets pretty good gas mileage, and doesn't look half bad.

Pros: Fun and comfy!

Cons: cost of maintenance

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8TReview
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2003 Jetta — This is my wife's car, and we love it. It has excellent build quality, it's fast, and has nearly telepathic brakes. We have had it since new, and never done any major work to it, the brakes are 80% (60K) and it looks like new. It is a dream to drive, and the seats are good (heated), it also has a premium sound system which is great for such an inexpensive car.

Pros: Turbo engine

Cons: tight back seat

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDi WagonReview
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2003 Jetta Tdi Wagon — 155,000 miles averaging 45 mpg - and plenty of torque - need I say more ? Cost of ownership and longevity is good. Looking forward to another 150,000 miles. Great resource for all TDI information is www.tdiclub.com. Feels safe and secure to drive with ESP and 6 airbags.

Pros: MPG MPG MPG

Cons: repair parts can be expensive

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8TReview
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Great fun to drive, and the 1.8T engine has lots of possibilities for mods an upgrades. Gets great mileage in the city and on the highway, Built really well but some maintenance can be a pain, like changing headlight bulbs.

Pros: everything

Cons: Nothing

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8TReview
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Overall — This car is a money pit... sooo easy to mod and so much HP for the money. Currently running stage 17lb of boost at ~ 220hp Not too expensive to maintain, but oil changes are around $90 per change since have to use premium

Pros: easy to mod, fun to drive, looks good

Cons: wish had stock HIDs

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDiReview
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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..

Pros: Will run forever on a tank of diesel fuel.

Cons: None

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2003 Volkswagen JettaReview
Fernando writes:
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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 .

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

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

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6Review
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Entry Level German Performance —

I miss this car so much. Ok so first of all go 03 or higher on the Mark IV body, this is the first year of this generation to have no recalls and only like 2 tsbs! First on the acceleration. The 24v VR6 engine is genius. it feels like much more than just 201hp!! Even with the auto and fairly sticky yokohomas the tires screached if I put my foot down at a light. Gas milage is great, handling is great for a car like this and the interior features on the GLX are very nice: Rain sensing wipers, digital climate control, memory leather heated seats and OMG the monsoon sound system is very loud/bassy. This car retailed for a little over $30k when new and holds it value almost too well. Mine retailed for 14k at 100k miles when i sold it! (I only got trade in value obviously). I drove the hell out of this little thing but with good maintenance and the wonders of amsoil it still purred like a kitten at 100k miles. Even the auto tranny with the original fluid in it shifted like new. If your buying a mark IV you have to get the VR6 engine and remember, 03 and up!

Pros: Acceleration, high speed stability, handling, braking power, interior features, build quality, gas mileage, reliabilty

Cons: Price, Premium gas only, scheduled maintenance cost

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0Review
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My Jetta — Really good solid car. Really smooth drive. I'm really happy with it. It kind of lacks of accel speed, but with some mods it gets better. The handling is pretty good, but again with different tire size it gets better. Nice interior. It's a little bit thirsty with the gas

Pros: The sound it has with the CAI (cold air intake)

Cons: eight valves

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg EditionReview
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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.

Pros: yea dude

Cons: no dude

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2020 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Michael

It is the perfect highway car, the smoothness of an American full size, the handling of a European sports sedan, and over 45 mpg on a trip. Read More

Review By Paulstheman81

Very easy to operate and the SE trim features many items as standard equipment. Great handling. Read More

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Tom

I paid a little too much cuz it was a bad time to buy cars but love my car Read More

Review By Guru9BP6G3

I love this car, is very economical and plus it doesn’t have many miles. The only thing I do recommend is to have a lower cost, since it was very used from the inside. Read More

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By John

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

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Carlos

fully loaded with fog lights, signal lights on mirrors nice added safety for this type of vehicle. Read More

Review By Jack

Its just below a Passat in size but similar features. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Review By Guru9VBWSG

Fun to drive the 1.8 T Sports model. Excellent car. Read More

Review By Sean

Great fuel efficiency with amazing acceleration and toque. Very responsive handling, comfortable.cockpit and rear seats, with spacious cargo trunk. Read More

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