2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L V6 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Wow, just wow.

2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLI VR6 Sedan (2.8L V6 6-speed Manual)

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Only recently purchased used but love it, Love It, LOVE IT. It just positively screams. Car was a dealer loaner for the past 5 years, only 42k miles so at least I know the maintenance is current. I do feel like the interior is a bit small, but it's a tiny price to pay for the performance and styling. Most people say get the leather but I like cloth just fine. It's scary how quiet it is also. The great part is, yeah, it takes 93 octane but who care about an extra 20 cents per when gas is $4 per gallon anyway and still gets really good mileage? Stereo is great, handling is tight. That the gearing is so close together it's a bit to get used to but fun as hell off the mark.

Favorite Features

Handling, and Get Up And Go. It's like being on rails. Interior, albeit small, is very comfy. Love the dash lite'n. 17" alloys are fabulous, a little on the overkill side but look great. Stereo rocks out (need a mini-audio jack now in 2008). Trunk space is wunderbar.

Suggested Improvements

I agree with others, the 16" spare is a cop out. If VW's going to put a full sized spare, then do it. Coffee cup holder placement, duh. Why? Can't swap music AND take a chance on wetting the stereo. GG VW. The back seats are great for midgets. 3 people will fit in the back if 2 are imaginary.
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