The Jetta is no longer priced like an economy car; yet, its powerful engine lineup, near-ideal balance between ride and handling and premium cabin materials make it one of our top recommendations to small car buyers.
by jfromphilly on Aug 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My Jetta got totaled a few weeks back.
She was a great car in many ways, (fast, fun to drive, gas efficient) & I got 130,000 miles out of her. However, I decided not to get another Jetta.
Here are a few of the reasons:
-Anytime there's a repair (and there will be many) you will pay $1000, minimum.
-REEKS of crayons.
(inevitably the first comment anyone makes setting foot inside the car)
-Strange clicking noise coming from the turn signal
-Lights turn on and won't turn off again (had to have the mechanic take them apart to get them off)
-The electrical outlet/cig
lighter stopped working a month in & after multiple repair attempts I had to just give up on it
by vwandsaabfan on Jan 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I recently purchased this car as a practical everyday driver and I am loving it. It is not very powerful, but the 2.0l does well enough. The manual gearbox is wonderful and is very fun. The car handles surprisingly well. I am happy with the fuel economy (average 29.5) and so far have not had any mechanical issues. There are a few squeaks and rattles from various places in the interior, but other than that the car is very clean. It is almost at 100xxx miles and still runs like a champ. The heater is also excellent in this car, which is important as I am from Wisconsin. I have put about 3xxx miles on so far and am very happy with this car.
by yellocharis on Apr 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car in November 2010, it has only been a few months of ownership but I absolutely LOVE this car!
No other car of this year can really compare.
The mpg is excellent!
It is a small car, but that's how I like it.
I do not like big cars, I don't have a family so I don't need one.
It has great handling.
I love every moment I spend in my car! I hardly ever want to get out of it.
It is comfortable and sleek! I have had no problems with my car so far, it has been great to me=)
A pleasure, not a problem. I would recommend this car to everyone!
Volkswagen eliminates the GLX trim level for wagons -- this means that those who prefer the VR6 engine to the 1.8T engine will have to stick with the sedan. As a consolation, GLS wagons equipped with the 1.8T are eligible for a premium package, which bundles traditional GLX content like power seats, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, wood interior trim and a trip computer. Additionally, VW has made the 1.8T available on both the GL sedan and wagon. GLs now have power windows and mirrors, cruise control and a CD player, while the GLS gets a standard sunroof and alloy wheels. All Jettas are available with stability control (ESP), heated seats and the Monsoon sound system. Other changes include a ULEV rating for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, redesigned cupholders and backlit buttons on the standard stereo head unit.