Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI

2003 Volkswagen GTI
List price


  • Fun to drive, reasonably priced, lots of standard goodies, premium cabin materials, utility of hatchback design, available six-speed manual.


  • Not really suited for at-the-limit driving, dated styling.

Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI for Sale

Volkswagen GTI 2003 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
129,000 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen GTI
18.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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2003 vw gti 1.8t manual
gti4, 10/5/2011
i have this car since 05 and now has 175k never had any issues if u take good care will take good care of you. this is very good quality vehicle best one so far i owned and i had few BMW's Mercedes but nothing compares to this are same price as for any other vehicle if not cheaper now if u do some basic stuff your self will save you money.
2002.5 GTI VR6 6 speed
Damonspeedster, 3/19/2008
Fun car. Bought it from VW in 2002 and have love every mile in it. I installed a set of Eibach sport srings shortly after purchase and that improved the handling and stance. Great gas mileage (if you're driving like Miss Daisy) about 29 mpg, however if you haven fun it drops quick. Lots of power and broad range of torque. Stereo sounds good for a stock setup. Interior in good, but the plastic or rubber on some of the panels are rubbing off. With some suspension mods and really good tires this car will handle better than anything out there. As far as the engine- Is good for front wheel drive. Rated at 201 hp stock. anything over 300 hp is too much for this car. TIRES SPIN
Reliable and fun to drive
Scooter, 8/9/2005
I bought my 2003 VW GTI on New Years Eve of 2003 and have no regrets about my decision. The car is solid inside and out. It gets great gas mileage. Tons of standard features that just aren't found in other vehicles. And it is a pleasure to drive every time. Even the dealerships have great customer skills and are eager to help. I am just about to break 20,000 miles and have had just one problem. The check engine light came on. Because temperatures went below 20 degrees, my purge valve was stuck. It was replaced and I have not had a problem since.
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Drodgers, 1/19/2010
The car is fun to drive. It gets good gas mileage, handles very well and has good power when its not in the shop. I've had the car about two years and now with about 118k miles on it I have replaced the clutch, transmission, alternator, AC compressor, brakes, all 4 ignition coils, catalytic converter and now it looks like the cars computer has gone bad. The engine will only idle. The gas pedal is useless and frankly so is the car. No more junkwagens for me.
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Features & Specs

19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
200 hp @ 6200 rpm
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), VR6 2dr Hatchback (2.8L 6cyl 6M), and 20th Anniversary Edition 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T is priced between $4,995 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 129000 and129000 miles.

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