2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: Kind Of Stinks

2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Kind Of Stinks
By MS760 on


2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


I bought this car used about a couple weeks ago. I'm starting to notice a few things. Firstly the horrible crayola smell! Its such a strong nasty odor that gives me headaches when i drive. Found out i need to remove sound deadening material under carpet to eliminate the smell. Its shifting is jerky. A belt in the motor squeaks loud so i replaced it but continues to make noise, was told its something more pricier to fix. Steering wheel is hard to turn. Car struggles when going up hills, transmission gets loud. Shocks squeak loud. Purchased car because it was the most decent one available at car dealership. Regret buying this car. Will definitely stick to hondas after paying off this car.

Best Features

Interior lighting, ignition key, gas mileage, small compact design, and a roomy trunk.

Worst Features

Fix awful crayola smell, add an armrest, relocate cup holders, make a better transmission, make seats more comfy, and make a bit more roomier inside.
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