2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Pray you live near the dealers
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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Pray you live near the dealership
By rhughes on

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

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If it weren't for the near 50mpg milage, VW would not be able to give these pieces of crap away. You will definitely need the extra fuel economy to drive back and forth to the service department. The power windows have broken twice; some sort of "switch" in the brake system failed which refused to allow the car to be put into gear; the fuel filter sprang a leak causing the injectors to suck air. That's just the top three list! You'll also need to be ready to drop $800 at the 40K mark to replace the timing belt. I would *not* trust this vehicle on a road trip.

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Fuel economy

Worst Features

Either close down the entire Jetta line or get some *real* QA going on the assembly line.
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