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


Review

Great car if you drive a lot and don't
want to pay a lot for fuel. Still
performs well and is fun to drive.


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great car
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By Paulyzz
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Bought this car brand new fully
loaded. Have only had one problem with
coils, but was replaced under
warranty. My wife drives it and loves
it. I plan to upgrade with a chip once
off warranty, but it has pretty good
power stock. Love the quality of the
car, even though it costs a bit more
than comparable sedans. Would
recommend the car to anyone. One
dislike is having to replace the stock
tires after 20,000 miles, and the 17
inchers are pricey. Otherwise, love
the car, and I plan on looking at a GTI
with the 1.8T for myself.


Best Features

Quality is excellent for a small car. Also, love the little extra features VW puts on their cars. i.e. the chrome piece that covers the trunk latch when open so grease doesn't get on your clothes if you have to lean in.


Worst Features

Wish the 1.8T manual came with a short throw shifter. Otherwise, no improvements needed.


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The Little Car That Could
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By SabsNJ
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is my 2nd Jetta. Ever since my
1st Jetta was totaled when an idiot
ran a stop sign (Yet not a scratch on
me!!), I couldn't wait until I could
afford a brand new Jetta.
The 1.8 Turbo is the perfect size for
this car. The pickup is great, the
brakes and steering are nice and
tight. The shifting is smooth.
Spacious trunk. The sport seats give
you a nice snug fit. Great for long
distance rides.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!


Best Features

Traction Control, sport suspension, turbo engine, sunroof


Worst Features

Better paint enamel (scratches way to easily)


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So far ,so good
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By ifix777
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Ive only owned it for 3 months, but so
far so good. Gas mileage is very good,
around 28mpg, city/highway. Saved a
whole bunch on insurance due to all the
safety features it came standard. Car
is fun to drive, but not very roomy in
the backseat. Wish it had a 6th gear,
but i guess its there so you can pass
cars easly when your going 80 in 5th
gear.


Best Features

Dashboard lights, 10 million airbags, ASP system (traction control) handy in snow, heated seats, one touch UP on pwr windows.


Worst Features

6th gear, but the 04 already has it, pack more punch out of the 2.0 liter, please , make roomier seats in the rear, who need all that trunk space. Also, whats up with the knob to adjust the seats?


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It's all that and a bag of chips !
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By msfiggy
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

In addition to owning a 2003 Jetta
GLI, I also own a 1996 Jetta GL (which
is why I went back to VW). This car
is fun to drive and exudes a
performance class that stands all by
itself.


Best Features

Instrumentation cluster, heated seats, ESP for winter terrain, engine performance, 17" wheels and overall aesthetics (interior BANDCHEN sport seats with exterior BLACK color).


Worst Features

Better extended range fuel economy and stereo controls on the steering wheel. Other than that, this car is AWESOME!


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