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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Reviews

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By GWJ
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

Great car that averages close to 50
mpg. Could be easier to work on
simply things like headlights.


Best Features

The engine!! TDI.


Worst Features

Easier to work on little things like the headlights.


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TDI Jetta Wagon
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By Ferreira
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

I LOVE my TDI wagon! It is zippy and gets
50 mpg. I have never had a mechanical
problem with it. We use biodiesel fuel and
reduce our emissions considerably, making
it an environmentally sound choice. I feel
very safe driving it with the extra airbags and
safety features. Would buy it again in an
instant and intend to keep it for years to
come.


Best Features

50 mpg! Heated seats and moon roof.


Worst Features

Can't think of any, unless you want to fit more adults in the back seat- the legroom is great for the kids and we are both petite adults, but it would be tight if you had 3 large people back there.


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diesel jetta
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By larry kean
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

great gas mileage, handles well,
comfortable, dependable, surprising
power and acceleration with the 5-
speed.


Best Features

gas mileage, crisp handling


Worst Features

aggrevation correcting an initial electrical glitch in the ignition switch that stranded me several times. now its in the shop with brake booster problems. VW needs to fix its dealer network


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Very Fun and Economic
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By Hawkster00
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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This is a great car!! I love the
handeling in curves. I was able to
drive from Nashville, TN to Chicago,
IL on one tank of gas. If you are a
commuter. This is definately your car.


Best Features

M.P.G./Handeling/Monsoon System/Moon Roof/Leather/etc. I could go on..


Worst Features

Cup holders/Back seat room/More initial power


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I am very, very impressed.
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By klance
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

The Jetta looks great, runs great, feels
incredibly solid and is amazingly quiet
on the highway due to the low RPM of the
diesel. It uses so little fuel, my
average being 46-49 mpg, that I often
forget when I last filled up.
Suspension a bit soft for my
liking; added Neuspeed/Bilstein
Sport suspension, 205/55HR16 sport
tires and rims, and now I'm in absolute
driving heaven. Smmmooth transmission!
Interior reminiscent of high-end luxury
imports, stock stereo kicks butt.
Aftermarket performance and body styling
options are endless. Before I bought my
first Volkswagen, driving was a chore.
Now I come up with excuses to drive.
Driver Found.


Best Features

Artificial Intelligence. You can't lock the driver's door if it's open. Close the trunk, and the alarm re-arms if it was armed before. You can't run the battery down by leaving your lights on. Break pad wear sensors and a warning light! Visor over rearview mirror.


Worst Features

Not much room for big feet in the gas pedal area. Rear legroom could use a little improvement. Could be more powerful, but that would mean lower fuel economy and more tickets!


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