Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Pros

  • Powerful 1.8T and VR6 engines, fuel-efficient TDI powerplant, fun to drive, comfortable ride, rich interior materials, loads of standard features, solid build quality.

Cons

  • More expensive than most small sedans and wagons, tight rear-seat legroom.

Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
66,340 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLS 1.8T
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2003
78,133 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLS
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Dealer Notes
***LOW MILEAGE, LEATHER INTERIOR...........................2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS SEDAN, SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, HEATED SEATS, POWER SUNROOF, AM/FM CD AND CASSETTE PLAYER, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 77K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 18 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
137,099 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLS 1.8T
List$4,988
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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Jetta GLS 1.8T, 4D Sedan, 1.8L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged, 5-Speed Manual with Overdrive, FWD, Platinum Gray, Gray wCloth Seat Trim. Platinum Gray 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T FWD 5-Speed Manual with Overdrive 1.8L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged See more photos of this vehicle at www.battlefieldford.com. 3124 HighwayCity MPG We accept all trade in's no matter what the year or what the payoff is. Plus we can handle all your financing needs from first time buyer, to re-establishing credit and pre-approvals or instant approvals. We use all banks and most credit unions, so this will be your last stop to get your pre-owned VA inspected used car here at Battlefield Ford. We are not responsible for typographical errors, misprints on prices, or equipment. Call 703-368-3184 and ask for a Sales Manager to set your appointment today!
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
121,919 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLS
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$2,999
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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ONE OWNER IN EXCELLENT CONDTION IN AND OUT.
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
126,160 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLS
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
List$3,294
Est.Loan: $68/mo
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PA CAR, CLEAN CARFAX, MANUAL TRANSMISSION, MOONROOF, ALLOYS, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS, TRACTION CONTROL, GREAT PRICE POINT......STOP IN FOR TEST DRIVE.....Super low finance rates are available at Your Auto Source %2521%2521%2521 Your Auto Source Inc vehicles are fully serviced by our trained ASE certified technicians in our official NAPA AUTOCARE Center. All vehicles are PA State inspected and emissions certified. We perform a 120 point full check out. Stop in today and let the staff at Your Auto Source Inc help you into a New Car%2521%2521%2521
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)
125,908 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GLX VR6
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2003
168,170 miles
Used 2003
Volkswagen Jetta
GL
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The Jetta is no longer priced like an economy car; yet, its powerful engine lineup, near-ideal balance between ride and handling and premium cabin materials make it one of our top recommendations to small car buyers.

vehicle overview

Introduction: The Jetta, Volkswagen's sedan and wagon versions of the Golf, has always been one of our favorites. Like many cars conceived in Germany, the Jetta possesses an uncanny ability to keep the driver in touch with every undulation and irregularity on the road without sacrificing comfort. VW's small car can no longer be grouped with economy cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in terms of price, but it hasn't lost any of its appeal with U.S. buyers, thanks to a long list of standard features at every trim level and stylish, comfortable cabins replete with high-quality materials and the company's signature blue and red nighttime illumination.

Although the fourth-generation Jetta is now in its fifth year, Volkswagen has kept its top-seller fresh with continual upgrades -- the introduction of the marvelous 1.8T engine for 2000; the arrival of a wagon version, not to mention a sport suspension option for 2001; and last year, power upgrades for both the 1.8T and VR6 engines, as well as the return of the GLI sedan for enthusiast-type drivers who crave six-cylinder power without the premium features and price of the GLX. This year, the 1.8T becomes available to entry-level Jetta buyers in the GL sedan and wagon.

Unless cost is your primary concern in selecting a compact sedan or wagon, the Jetta merits serious consideration. Body Styles, Trim Levels and Options: VW is offering GL, GLS, GLX and GLI versions of the sedan, and GL and GLS versions of the wagon. Standard features on GL models include side airbags and head-curtain airbags; four-wheel antilock disc brakes; a height-adjustable driver seat; telescoping steering wheel; power windows, mirrors and locks; cruise control; a CD player; a full-size spare tire, and for 1.8T-equipped cars only, traction control. Options include stability control (ESP), heated seats, a Monsoon sound system and a dealer-installed CD changer.

The next step up is the GLS, which adds a center armrest, a sunroof and alloy wheels. All GL options are available on the GLS, along with a leather interior. GLS 1.8T models can be fitted with a sport package (firmer suspension, 17-inch wheels), and GLS 1.8T wagons are eligible for a premium package with power seats, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing wipers. The GLX sedan comes with 16-inch wheels and all of the above, except the sport package and CD changer -- the changer remains optional and 17-inch wheels are an a la carte extra. Finally, the sporty GLI sedan has all the GLS content, except the sunroof (now optional), and adds 17s, a sport suspension, ESP and sport seats. Options are almost identical to those for the GLS.

Powertrains and Performance: GL and GLS buyers can choose from one of three engines -- a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder that makes 115 hp, a 1.9-liter turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel worthy of 90 hp or a delightful 180-hp turbocharged 1.8-liter inline four called the 1.8T. All three engines provide ample power for easy around-town acceleration and are available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Fuel economy with the 2.0-liter is only average, but the TDI is a serious fuel miser (up to 49 mpg) and ideal for commuters. The 1.8T makes any Jetta a rousing good time, while delivering gas mileage about equal to the 2.0-liter (24/31 manual, 22/29 automatic). The compact 200-hp 2.8-liter VR6 purrs under the hood of GLX and GLI models; the former takes only a five-speed automatic, while the latter gets a six-speed manual.

Safety: The Jetta earned five stars in both of NHTSA's frontal-impact crash tests; the sedan earned four stars in side-impact testing. The IIHS rated the car "acceptable" for the offset crash test. Side airbags and head curtain airbags are standard across the line; stability control is either standard or optional, depending on the model. Interior Design and Special Features: Each Jetta's cabin is filled with high-quality materials and assembled with care. The front seats are roomy, but the rear bench, though nicely contoured, is tight on legroom. The wagon has 34 cubic feet of capacity with the rear seats up and 51.9 cubes when they're folded. Driving Impressions: Out on the road, the Jetta manages to provide both comfortable ride quality and agile handling. If the regular suspension is too soft for your taste, try the optional sport suspension.

2003 Highlights

Volkswagen eliminates the GLX trim level for wagons -- this means that those who prefer the VR6 engine to the 1.8T engine will have to stick with the sedan. As a consolation, GLS wagons equipped with the 1.8T are eligible for a premium package, which bundles traditional GLX content like power seats, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, wood interior trim and a trip computer. Additionally, VW has made the 1.8T available on both the GL sedan and wagon. GLs now have power windows and mirrors, cruise control and a CD player, while the GLS gets a standard sunroof and alloy wheels. All Jettas are available with stability control (ESP), heated seats and the Monsoon sound system. Other changes include a ULEV rating for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, redesigned cupholders and backlit buttons on the standard stereo head unit.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Needed at least one review for diesel
rcplaneman16,04/11/2014
Looked through some of the reviews and noticed not one for a diesel and everyone main complaint being MPG. Well just wanted to state that the TDI Wagon for my family has reliably gets 35-38 mpg depending how one drives on the highway and has had no major problems for 225k miles. Only things replaced was 2 alternators, original died and its replacement died while under warranty and had to clean the carbon out once so far out of the engine. everything about driving is like the gasoline that everyone has talked about.
250k Mile Review
bluebirdfan,08/06/2010
Original owner of a great commuter car. Have had no major problems mechanically. Still get 44 mpg overall with 80/20 hwy/city. Ride and drive a re still surprisingly good despite having 250,000 miles. Bought the car to be able to haul cargo and get good gas mileage after using a 1/2 ton truck. Still on original clutch, brakes, transmission, etc. Very impressed with the car overall and would not hesitate to buy again when this one dies.
You'll Have to Pry My Hands Off of It
Lynn,10/15/2010
I bought this car "slightly used" with about 7K miles on it. I absolutely love it. I regularly get over 40 mpg and have gotten a few tanks over 50! One was 55 mpg! It's fun to drive, quick enough and looks good. My wife would have liked a little more interior room and an automatic but I plan to keep driving it a lot longer. Only significant repair has been the timing belt at 100K, as recommended. Fun to cruise along knowing I'm getting 40-50 mpg passing jacked up 4WDs getting single digits!
TDI Rocks
Clay Brechter,07/29/2003
I work at Bob Lewis VW. In March I bought a Jetta GLS TDI 5-speed. I love it. It gets about 47.88 miles per gallon and I drive about 80 miles per hour. The torque is 155 meaning I usually don't even have to down shift when going up hills. The car is a diesel so I won't have to get it smogged every 2 years and I smile everytime I pass a gas station. I am getting about 600 miles per tank. If you would like to contact me you can e- mail me at ClayAtBobLewisVW@aol.com.
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Features & Specs

MPG
35 city / 44 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Diesel
90 hp @ 3750 rpm
MPG
29 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Diesel
90 hp @ 3750 rpm
MPG
35 city / 44 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Diesel
90 hp @ 3750 rpm
MPG
29 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Diesel
90 hp @ 3750 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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