2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: NO NOT BUY A VW JETTA DIESEL
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Average Consumer Rating

562 Total Reviews

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

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NO NOT BUY A VW JETTA DIESEL
By James on

Vehicle

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

Review

I thought getting 45 city, 55 HWY would save me a lot of money. I have 2 Jettas, 2001 & 2003, and they break down all the time. To replace a radiator fan is $550. It take 2.4-2.6 hours of labor + the fan is over $200. The car feeds the exhaust back into itself, which takes maintenance. Recently, log a lot of power, would only go 60mph, had to replace a air control sensor, $180+ new, just a 4 inch pipe with a sensor in it, parts are very high. If you pull up to close to a concrete parking bumper, it will go under the car and pull your bumper facing out. The oil dip stick going into a plastic pipe, designed to break after heating/cooling, $20, and when it breaks, the plastic could go engin

Best Features

Gas mileage, controls.

Worst Features

Reverse engineer a Honda or Toyota. I bought a honda CRX 1989 new and drove it for 16 years. I had this jetta for 3 years and it is one problem after another. I think they designed it to break down so you would have to pay their dealerships to fix it.
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