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By hofs94
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The car is the biggest piece of junk.
The car has had many problems. The
dealership and maker are not very
accodomating in dealing with problems.


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My First Car
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By 1.8T Jettar
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Honestly, I like it much. But i dont'
feel the power of my 1.8T Engine yet :(
need some mileage for brake-in.
Overall, it is a nice car but I would
like to have it to lower its price a
bit. One more think I wanna tell, my
front windshield get foggy easily.. :(


Best Features

Interior Light. its exterior design. Not to expensive to mod it later :)


Worst Features

I want fog light, and the engine is not quiet :( I want better cupholder position, mine is under my restarm. my front passenger's seat belt stuck sometimes :(


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Do Not Buy....:(
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By inthaps
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

There are serval issues that will come
along with a owning a Jetta. The car
is one of the most unreliable car I
have ever owned. Malfunctions-power
windows, transmission, water pump,
sound system, engine coil. I hope this
review will help you choose your
vehicle wisely. I wish that I would
have done more research. Do not be
fool to believe that all VW owners are
truly happy. Ask the opinion of those
that are near the service department of
the dealer you may choose to visit.
They will speak the truth and not steer
you in the wrong direction, since they
have first hand experience.


Best Features

SERVICE...the service from the staff at VW will typically be very pleasant. The car is well design and very fun to drive.


Worst Features

Engine cooling system could be better. Nob - adjusting seats. Cup Holder really needs a new home, above the CD Player is not an ideal place. Interior should be upgraded to represent a more modern look to compete with other vehicle in the same competitive set.


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Show me the gravel trap......
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By Stanley Lui
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

1st day: cool'n fan rattles, technician
stuck his hand in it and have it stop.
(What?) 6th day: noise at left front
wheel, inspect'n scheduled 2 wks
later. 19th day: before inspect'n,
left front ball joint collasped, thanks
God it didn't happened on hwy. (The
reason I purchased this car was for its
sport ability, but road handling was
not there! I almost match the fate of
Mr. Zinardi) Car towed to dealer,
fixed same day. Dealer suspects
someone sleep'n at assembly line.
Rec'd 1 monthly paym't from Volks for
this incident. My 4th Volkswagon tells
me 1 fact: Reliability declines after
moving the assemble line to S. America.


Best Features

VR6 improved from my 1993 passat, much quicker. Nice and good looking 17" alloy wheels. A lovely 6 speed manual gear box. Quality materials out do any other imports in its price range.


Worst Features

Handl'g needs to be improved. Couldn't fully releash its engine power due to unstability while accelerat'g. I don't expect to drive this thing slow but a more gas mileage would be nice. Hydrolic trunk lid save storage space but needs to close it with extra strenth, not for ladies.


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Great little car
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By gtruk
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I traded in a Mustang Bullitt for this
car and am not disappointed. Although
I miss the 275HP and 315torque, this
car makes up for that in character. I
have 10k miles and haven't had any
major problems yet! The only problem
I've had so far is a small squeak
coming from the glove box. The gas
mileage is alright, but could be a
little better for a 6 cylinder. The
materials used for the interior are
light years ahead of US car makers and
everything fits snug. My ears actually
pop when I roll up all the windows! The
only annoying thing is having to pull
the headrests out when you want to fold
down the rear seats. Overall this is a
great car and I'd recommend it.


Best Features

The dash lights, sporty rims (mine has a wing and really makes the car look sharp), HUGE trunk, quiet engine, and the best thing I've ever seen on a car is a rubber strip under the hood to keep dirt and debris from getting into the engine comp. Very clever!!!


Worst Features

CUP HOLDERS!!! Put liquid just above the electronics, bad idea! A little more HP out of the engine would be good, say 230HP, considering the high comp ratio and what other foreign makers are able to squeeze out of their engines. POWER SEATS PLEASE!!!


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