2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: All great but Monsoon

2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL TDI Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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All great but Monsoon
By hoople on


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


This auto fills my needs for a
civilized econobox and exceeds my every
expectation except for the MONSOON
radio package. The sound system is
tuned for rock and country, not
classical music. The AM section is weak
and I must rearange the balance
controlls when switching to and from
AM. Did someone slip me a Delco when I
was not looking? Had I known it would
be this bad, I would have opted for no
radio at all and gone aftermarket. It
seems that I will wind up doing that
anyway. The Monsoon, at least the one I
received, is grossly overrated and I
would not recommend it. Go with the
standard unit, it can't be much worse.

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If a premium sound system is to be offered, at least make it one worth having. The dealer will do nothing for me and I resent having to throw good money after bad.
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