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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Beauty is Skin Deep
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By George Martschenko
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This is a love/hate review. I love the looks, the 17" wheels, the ride and performance. I don't like the lack of seat space when you fold down the back seat and use the car as a wagon. I am 5'7" and had to move my seat forward to make room for the folded back seat. If you need a wagon as a wagon, I would suggest you try something else. Another issue showed up immediately. The driver seat keeps heating when you think it's turned off. I turned on the front seat to heat myself up after buying the car. Once I was warm, I couldn't get the seat to turn off. So much for one day with the car.


Best Features

Turbo, Monsoon sound system and 17" wheels.


Worst Features

Better storage space for the driver cabin: cup holders (what we are given is a joke), CD holder, garage door opener. And better quality inspection.


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Jetta is Junk
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By Tomcat42
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have owned this car less then 2 months. The car has less then 1800 miles on it. It has already been in for service 3 times, all with the same problem. Failed IG coils. The car just broke down for the 4th time and the dealer gave me an attitude. I have spent more money on rental cars then lease payments. I am pursueing relief under the Lemon Law. Due yourself a favor and steer clear of the Jetta!!!


Best Features

Very few, the interior is poorly designed with cup holders in the dash board. Cheap interior components and plenty of squeaks and rattles.


Worst Features

How bout building a car that can stay on the road more then a week before another trip to the mechanics.


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What a car!
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By youbikim
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Frankly speaking, I worried about Jetta's small engine (2.0, only 115 hp). Now, after having it for a month, I am totally satisfied with my Jetta. I think this car is slightly small for a big individual, but its performance is awesome. At only $22000(GLS+leather seats+monsoon sound system), this car has alot of features of luxury cars.


Best Features

Every standard feature for GLS. the design


Worst Features

I cannot even imagine what the designer thought about the cup holder when he had put it there.


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Jetta GLS 1.8T 5M
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By TomcatRyan
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The Jetta is fun to drive, it scored very high in the IIHS crash ratings. Who else gives you a side curtain airbag. VW Dealers in the Chicago area suck! I had to go out of state for a good lease. I have the optional sport pack and the car handles great with the 17" tires. $250 for the ESP stability package that its a bargain! The Jetta gives you alot of value for the money. Check out the crash ratings on VW competitors,except for the Honda Civic,they suck! Great car for the class. Cup holder designed in the middle of the dash is terrible!


Best Features

Sport suspension and 17" tires. Turbo Engine. Monsoon sound system is great. ESP stability package! Sunroof controls


Worst Features

How about some power seats with the leather package. Cupholder design is terrible! If you are going to have a CD player in the car how about some storage space for the CDs!


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