2003 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - German Performance and Wfficiency
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel - Consumer Review

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German Performance and Wfficiency
By Valikyte on

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)

Review

I purchased the vehicle used with 33,000 miles. So far I have not had any major issue and have been very satisfied with the economy. I knew it wasn't a large vehicle when I purchased it, so I can't complain that my 6'2'' figure is somewhat cramped on any trip longer than two hours. I realistically get about 42 mpg highway and 40 city. It is always satisfying to get 500+ miles to a tank and every once in a while put in a tank of biodiesel. My only complaint is that at 38,000 miles it developed a creak in the suspension that only presented itself after I had driven for a while. It did not affect the performance of the suspension, but did annoy me a little.

Favorite Features

I like the simplicity of the cruise control and the placement of the radio buttons. The instrument lights are always impressive at night as well.

Suggested Improvements

Nothing they didn't improve upon in the new model.
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