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


Review

This is a spectacular car, but definitely get the standard transmission with the diesel. The automatic is much too slow.


Favorite Features

My mileage varies from 38-48 mpg of diesel. As the engine has broken in, it is actually quite quiet.


Suggested Improvements

Need to move the cupholders!


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


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It's bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. Alot of well thought out details were put into this car, for example, with the key in the door , you can roll down all the windows. Great for venting heat in summer. Mileage commuting to work, low 40s. Highway 50, depending on conditions.


Favorite Features

Monsoon sound system: CD and Cassette. You can drive all day on a tank of fuel.


Suggested Improvements

Relocation of cupholder. Don't put it over the radio. Better wiper motors.


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


Review

My TDI has performed flawlessly over the last 3 months. The ride is sporty and the mileage is nearly as good as a Toyota Prius. I give this a strong recommendation!


Favorite Features

Stick shift, moon roof, sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Wish I'd purchased one with leather.


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


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This thing is everything I wanted and more. I tow a small trailer (about 600lbs) and I still get ~45 MPG. Currently have 30k miles and going to do my own oil changes. Did research and found the best oil is Delvac 5w40 from Mobil. You can find it at most truck stops. It is full synth and has a C4 rating. Most dealers don't use the right oil and charge $80 to change the oil. check out www.tdiclub.com for more info. I found them extremly helpful.


Favorite Features

Milage, power, sound system - cool dash


Suggested Improvements

Train the dealers to service the car as it was designed to be serviced.


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By jharris
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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. Styling is sharp, finish is great, loads of features for the money. Why don't US carmakers make something to compete with this? I've got the stick shift and it's just that much more fun to drive, heated seats, sunroof, CD& cassete, what more can you get for this p


Favorite Features

Heated seats and willing engine for only 90 hp.,fantastic gas mileage of 45 to 51mpg.


Suggested Improvements

Move the cup holders to some place easier to access, and take 6 inches from the trunk and add it to the rear seat leg ro


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