2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Beauty is Skin Deep

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon - Consumer Review

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Beauty is Skin Deep
By George Martschenko on


2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


This is a love/hate review. I love
the looks, the 17" wheels, the ride
and performance. I don't like the
lack of seat space when you fold down
the back seat and use the car as a
wagon. I am 5'7" and had to move my
seat forward to make room for the
folded back seat. If you need a wagon
as a wagon, I would suggest you try
something else.

Another issue showed up immediately.
The driver seat keeps heating when you
think it's turned off. I turned on
the front seat to heat myself up after
buying the car. Once I was warm, I
couldn't get the seat to turn off.

So much for one day with the car.

Best Features

Turbo, Monsoon sound system and 17" wheels.

Worst Features

Better storage space for the driver cabin: cup holders (what we are given is a joke), CD holder, garage door opener. And better quality inspection.
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