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Mostly Reliable
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By JHozer
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this Jetta new in 2003. It has been a reliable commuter except for the usual VW problems. Replaced the plastic water pump at 75,000 miles. Also, the computer is very sensitive. Check engine light pops up occasionally. Changed mass air flow sensor twice, O2 sensor, coolant temp sensor three times. On the bright side, the Jetta is a smooth ride with a very comfortable interior. Love the heated leather seats! Still getting 32mpg on the highway after 6 years.


Best Features

Heated leather seats. Smooth ride. Child seat anchors. Monsoon stereo. Fuel Economy. Exterior styling - New Jettas look like Toyota Corrollas!


Worst Features

2.0L engine underpowered for this car. Sensitive computer.


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i love my GLI
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tankman29
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I have a 2003 Jetta GLI and i love it. no one expected my car to be fast because it is vw and o boy where they wrong. i took the limiter of the car and have gone up to 150mph... Great car and a lot of fun. the only thing that i don't like is that the car needs more power. It has 200 hp but i will have it turoed by the end of the year and will be putting down 475hp at the wheels. I would say that it is a great car because i have been in an accident in my old Jetta were it rolled end over end and i had only a broken finger because my hand hit the roof so other then that it is a great car.


Best Features

The best thing about this car is the safety... And i mean that 100%


Worst Features

MORE POWER... ABOUT 70 MORE HP AT MIN


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mydub
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By dubman
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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owning this 03 jetta has been wonderful and my kids love the car as well.Plus it being a 5 speed,makes it more fun to drive.The only thing that i would change is the location of the cup holders.When your on the freeway and your driving this vehicle you could be doing 80 miles an hour and not even know it.


Best Features

having all the windows going down when you turn your key to the left and the windows go down.


Worst Features

placement of cup holders


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BEWARE OF THE JETTA!!!
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By ayvahbaby
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Well I HAD to have a Jetta, even though my husband didn't want it. I hate when he is right! CV axle, mass air flow sensor, radio,struts,2catalytic converters in 3 months. WORST OF ALL... the ABS lights from HELL!! I have had the car since May, it's now Aug. Since the ABS light has been on, the car has ZERO power. No one seems to know why. I give up. I have it up for sale, I almost feel guilty selling it to anyone. There has been several electrical problems as well. Not at all what I expected.


Best Features

The exterior


Worst Features

EVERYTHING!!! Cup holders are stupid.


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Reliable, Comfortable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Hozer
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought the car new in 2003 and am about to turn 100,000 miles. Still getting 32mpg on the highway. Very comfortable car for the size. Only problems are the plastic water pump (replaced at 70k) and a touchy check engine light.


Best Features

Exterior styling. interior comfort


Worst Features

More reliable water pump. Move the cup holders.


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