Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan


$5,995 - $5,491
2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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.


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.

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Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M) 88,208 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLI VR6
List:$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Auto Expo
17 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Reflex Silver Gray135,201 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGL
List:$2,799
Est.Loan: $58/mo
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Fair Deal!
$77 Below Market
Volkswagen Jetta 2003 GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M) Platinum Gray Gray339,886 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLI VR6
List:$1,150
Est.Loan: $24/mo
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Great Deal!
122,000 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGL
List:$2,000
Est.Loan: $41/mo
Reflex Silver Gray121,919 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS
List:$3,650
Est.Loan: $75/mo
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
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Dealer Notes

ONE OWNER IN EXCELLENT CONDTION IN AND OUT.

107,570 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGL
List:$1,799
Est.Loan: $37/mo
American Auto Mall
49.4 mi away
Galactic Blue 83,429 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS 1.8T
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
Reflex Silver Gray166,368 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS
List:$2,499
Est.Loan: $51/mo
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Good Deal!
$69 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS 2.0 LITER 4 CYLINDER GAS SAVER 166K MILES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER STEERING ICE COLD AIR CONDITIONING!! LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT! Visit Universal Auto Sales online at www.universalautosales.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.

126,160 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS
List:$5,491
Est.Loan: $112/mo
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
Reflex Silver Black125,908 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLX VR6
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
112,000 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGL
List:Not Listed
398,562 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS TDI
List:Not Listed
57,736 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGL
List:Not Listed
Reflex Silver 244,282 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen JettaGLS
List:Not Listed

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Features & Specs

GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M)GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A)GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
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Seating5555555555555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic
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Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm200 hp @ 6200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm200 hp @ 6200 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm

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
    G
    Good

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2003 Jetta - Wolfsburg Edition
This is a great car. It has very good handling and performance. There’s lots of power with the 1.8T Engine. Car’s Interior is attractive. The adjustable sports seats and leather steering wheel and leather parking brake are a plus. The overall quality is very good.
Won't buy another car until this one EXPLODES!
I have owned this 2003 VW Jetta, since 2006, bought w/23788 miles. It now has 196483 miles, still on its original clutch, its fifth set of tires. The first set went via burning rubber on launches for the first 20k of my ownership. If any portion of this car has a problem it would be caused by my abuse. I've only replaced the timing belt twice, and its still good as new. Interior is still as new except driver side entrance bolster. The engine has only gotten better and the transmission easier to shift. This car is miles of smiles for the dollar, and should be tops on your list. 31 mpg on long drives, 25-27.3 in town avg. Keep tire pressures all around at 4 lbs under max, for best handling! Updated 4/12/16 car has 231600 miles, still on original clutch, and turbo. The mileage is now between 21 and 26 depending on how I drive, but no smoke, a bit of oil burning, interior looks fantastic except bolster on driver left side of seat. Best purchase ever, love this car, handles like a dream, best tire for this car is a Cintinauro P7 Pirelli, check the tire rack for proof. You'll be like where has this tire been all my life?! Just replaced the speed sensor, it corrected a stalling issue, poor mileage, and a lack of power, all with one part. Best 527.00 I've spent, first dealer experience, and certainly won't be the last. I am still in love with my Yetta Jetta, and as I initially said, I'll drive it up til it pops. When it does, you'll be the first to know. Updated 4/15/17, car was traded in for 800.00, though I really wish I'd just kept it, instead on 5/28/16 with 236, 847 miles and a nearly completely blown turbo, I over revved it; blowing the seals. It started smoking, so before it became worthless, I traded it. It would've been 5500.00 to replace the turbo, and catalytic converter.
Fun little car with some quirky issues
First thing, I love my Jetta. Despite it's tiny 115hp, it is a blast to drive thanks to the manual transmission, great steering and fun ride. I have owned my Jetta for three years now, and have had very few issues. I live in Wisconsin, and this car surprised the hell out of my friends who had trucks and SUVs by its' performance in heavy snow and ice. For some reason, it is unstoppable in winter weather. I am also 6ft 1 and have plenty of head and legroom while driving. I am disappointed with the gas mileage, I usually average 26 mpg combined, but have gotten 31-32 mpg on long highway trips. The biggest downside with this powertrain is undoubtedly the engine. I frequently have difficulty passing or I have to downshift 2 gears to make it up a small hill. I wouldn't mind if the return was excellent mileage but the mileage as I mentioned is somewhat mediocre for a car of this size. My only truly negative experience was an EPC censor that would put my car in limp mode. The censor randomly would go off when I would start it, and acceleration was limited and the car would max out at 50mph. I took it to several mechanics and a dealer and eventually found out that a botched repair from a previous owner was to blame. Just be careful with these cars though, as the electronics are really touchy and can be expensive to fix. Other than that, I love my car and have had no other mechanical issues to speak of. I highly recommend this car as a cheap, fun to drive car that isn't as vanilla as a Ford, Chevy or Hyundai.
Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan is offered in the following styles: GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLI VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 6M), GL 1.8T 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A), GLX VR6 4dr Sedan (2.8L 6cyl 5A), GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GL TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GL is priced between $1,799 and $2,799 with odometer readings between 107570 and 135201 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI VR6 is priced between $1,150 and $4,995 with odometer readings between 88208 and 339886 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS is priced between $2,499 and $5,491 with odometer readings between 126160 and 166368 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLS 1.8T is priced between $5,995 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 83429 and 83429 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLX VR6 is priced between $6,995 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 125908 and 125908 miles.

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