2003 Volkswagen Jetta Consumer Review: TDI - the Best Buy

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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TDI - the Best Buy
By TDIman on


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


While the TDI engine is more expensive to purchase, the original great gas mileage - 49 MPG/HWY with the automatic transmission, continues to improve (now 52MPG/HWY). This car is quiet (running at 2,000 cruising at 70 MPH) and cleaner than my Passat 1.8T (approx.1,500 lbs. less CO2 pollution/yr.). This turbo-diesel is a joy to run and drive. It has great torque! The many choices for fuel just tops off its versatility (standard diesel, biodiesel and with a few adaptations, vegetable oil and waste vegetable oil).

Best Features

I love the great gas mileage - 52 MPG hwy (automatic!) and how fun this car is to drive. It has great torque! I also like the heated seats and the included tool kit.

Worst Features

Add a knob control for seat adjustments.
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