2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Handles like a dream

2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 4-speed Automatic)

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Handles like a dream
By DC-VW on


2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)


I've only had this car for a couple of
months but I love it. It is a very
solid car and you have to be careful
not to speed because it doesn't feel
like you are going as fast as you are.
Diesel engine is great, can't wait till
the US finally realizes what Europe has
figured out about diesel engines.
Great roadtrip car- Cleveland to DC and
still have almost half a tank. The
diesel also has much better pickup at
highway speed that gas engines so it
shifts less with the cruise control
on. Actually, I don't think it ever
had to shift with the cruise control on.

Best Features

45 M.P.G.; heated seats; handling; sunroof controls are a dial that you turn instead of having to hold button to open; auto up/down windows

Worst Features

cupholder needs redesign; Velour cloth interior is hard to clean; Monsoon radio takes too long to tune between stations; more rear leg-room; rear gate opens weird; floor mat holders should be better attached to floor; place to store CDs; 5 speed auto to help with M.P.G. in city
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