Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing


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2003 Highlights

Volkswagen eliminates the GLX trim level for wagons -- this means that those who prefer the VR6 engine to the 1.8T engine will have to stick with the sedan. As a consolation, GLS wagons equipped with the 1.8T are eligible for a premium package, which bundles traditional GLX content like power seats, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, wood interior trim and a trip computer. Additionally, VW has made the 1.8T available on both the GL sedan and wagon. GLs now have power windows and mirrors, cruise control and a CD player, while the GLS gets a standard sunroof and alloy wheels. All Jettas are available with stability control (ESP), heated seats and the Monsoon sound system. Other changes include a ULEV rating for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, redesigned cupholders and backlit buttons on the standard stereo head unit.

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Pros

  • Powerful 1.8T and VR6 engines, fuel-efficient TDI powerplant, fun to drive, comfortable ride, rich interior materials, loads of standard features, solid build quality.

Cons

  • More expensive than most small sedans and wagons, tight rear-seat legroom.

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Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2003 Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A) Tornado Red Black160,946 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaWolfsburg Edition
List:$3,975
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A) Reflex Silver Black125,908 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLX VR6
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 398,562 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS TDI
List:Not Listed

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Features & Specs

GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
MPG232322
Seating555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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The yellow is starting to show
Bought in Feb last year and can't make a yr with it.I have replaced multi things catalytic converter.2 batteries abs battled check engine light for 6 months .Now there's an electrical drain the no one can find. Fed up here.MY UPDATE-UNLOADED this crap vehicle no one ever could figure out what was draining the battery
146,000+ Miles, Lots of Fun, but Headaches Too
I have owned my 2003 1.8T 5A GLS wagon since new and now have over 146k miles. It really is fun to drive and has amazing cargo hauling space. But . . . expensive to maintain and gets only about 21 mpg on premium. Make sure you have a good mechanic. Mine is one of the best, and I still have a funky/random issue - a beep, blinking dash lights, then a power drop, as if the tranny disconnected with the engine. As much as I like driving the car, I think I'm going back to Honda when old blue bites the dust.
This one is a heart breaker...
What can I say? I've poured money into this little beast, and everything is still breaking. If its not a circuit board, its a vacuum hose or an oxygen sensor... Everything just falls apart on this car, and there seems to be no stopping the decline. I just rebuilt the transmission, replaced two axels, two boots, the A/C circuit board, the windshield washer pump, the windshield... you name it I'm replacing it. It drives great, and I loved it for a while... but this thing is high maintenance & annoying. Not worth the fun drive at all... I've already dumped an extra $6000.00 into this car, and that's what its worth now.... :(
Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Diesel, Sedan, Wagon. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M), GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GL 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GL TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and GL TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A). Pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 180 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta?

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

Save up to $192 on one of 7 Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,900 as of 04/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS is priced between $2,700 and $3,499 with odometer readings between 84000 and 120808 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition is priced between $3,299 and $3,975 with odometer readings between 121000 and 160946 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL is priced between $4,000 and $4,000 with odometer readings between 103789 and 103789 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 is priced between $1,900 and $1,900 with odometer readings between 339886 and 339886 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6 is priced between $6,995 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 125908 and 125908 miles.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), 5-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/27 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase98.9 in.
Length172.3 in.
Width68.3 in.
Height56.7 in.
Curb Weight2985 lbs.