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N east jetta tdi sedan Auto trans
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By northeastjettaowner
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


Review

So far(2500miles)-so good. averaging
about 45 miles per gallon of fuel!
Handling is good. Several sqeaks in the
interior dash and doors. Overall very
good handling and GLS features.


Best Features

turbo diesel engine economy. Very good handling


Worst Features

interior sqeaks removed


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Great little car
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By gtruk
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I traded in a Mustang Bullitt for this
car and am not disappointed. Although
I miss the 275HP and 315torque, this
car makes up for that in character. I
have 10k miles and haven't had any
major problems yet! The only problem
I've had so far is a small squeak
coming from the glove box. The gas
mileage is alright, but could be a
little better for a 6 cylinder. The
materials used for the interior are
light years ahead of US car makers and
everything fits snug. My ears actually
pop when I roll up all the windows! The
only annoying thing is having to pull
the headrests out when you want to fold
down the rear seats. Overall this is a
great car and I'd recommend it.


Best Features

The dash lights, sporty rims (mine has a wing and really makes the car look sharp), HUGE trunk, quiet engine, and the best thing I've ever seen on a car is a rubber strip under the hood to keep dirt and debris from getting into the engine comp. Very clever!!!


Worst Features

CUP HOLDERS!!! Put liquid just above the electronics, bad idea! A little more HP out of the engine would be good, say 230HP, considering the high comp ratio and what other foreign makers are able to squeeze out of their engines. POWER SEATS PLEASE!!!


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Fun drive - Mediocre reliability
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By kmm
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Bought this car for my son back in May-
2003 and I must admit that it is very
fast and a blast to drive. The car
handles and performs well except for a
bit of turbo lag. Interior is adequate.
Having been spoiled by Japanese
quality, I was dissapointed with
unreliability of the car. Since buying
it 5 months ago, it has been in the
shop 5 times - 3 little things like a
broken trunk lock and twice for dead
batteries. The volkswagen dealer's been
very good throughout however, providing
loaner cars, etc. Overall we like the
car, but would suggest you consider the
trips to the service dept.


Best Features

Turbo's a must have, wouldn't consider the car without it. Handling, Styling, and Interior lighting. Friendliness and service of the people at the dealership.


Worst Features

Improve the parts quality (ie. locks, batteries, windshield wipers, etc.)


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Great Car...
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By scalif20@aol.com
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My jetta has served me well but have had
a couple little issues with it...Whats
up with the noise while the car is being
turned???Need to get it into the
shop...and what about it being really
loud at 75mph and up...its screaming for
a 6th gear. But the Car is fun and lots
of compliments...especially abuot the
dash and outisde appearance. I do love
the car but my eyes are turning towards
that 2003 Toyota 4 Runner


Best Features

Dash,


Worst Features

NEW CUPHOLDERS>>>>>need a 6 speed on the GLS...Am I the only one who doesnt like the key????


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Luv My TDI!!!!!
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By fresadulce
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Review

This car has far exceeded my
expectations....Downgrading from an 01
Jetta glx V6, I was expecting to be a
bit disappointed. Not So! Although I
do miss my heated leather bun warmers!


Best Features

-Fuel economy! 700 miles....my 1st tankful!!


Worst Features

Monsoon should be standard....sound system is a bit weak When is VW going to change the position of the cupholder?!?!


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