2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: My Best Car Ever

2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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My Best Car Ever
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


My 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI is much peppier than my past 1982 VW Rabbit diesel. I find it responds well in the snow. It has excellent fuel economy. I have short legs and have to leave the seat rather close. I am 5'8'' and my head always hits or knocks off my hat when entering driver’s side. The rear seats are a little tight. The car rides like a much heavier car and if one is not careful, the speed can creep up on you. I find the car runs reasonably well compared to my previous diesels. Overall, in my opinion this is the best car in its class and it seems to hold its value well.

Best Features

I love diesel engines they just keep on running and you cannot beat the fuel economy. I like the ESP and anti-lock brakes. The heated seats are nice. The air bags are great too. I feel safe in my VW Jetta.

Worst Features

It could use just a little more head room when I enter on the driver's door. If I back up the seat I have room but can't catch the pedals.
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