(3.9) 51 reviews
MSRP: $805$7,253
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 25-46
Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2003 Volkswagen Jetta


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A Diesel That Delivers, for a Price It was a motorized pencil. It went exactly where I pointed it, albeit slowly -- 0 to 60 miles per hour in 13 seconds on a good day, a bit more slowly on a day of biting cold. But once the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.9 TDI wagon got moving, it moved with authority. It also got up to 50 miles per gallon from its diesel engine. Yes, diesel. ... Read full review for the 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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2003 Jetta GLI

by 03 GLI Driver from Houston, TX on July 29, 2010

I bought my '03 Jetta GLI in '06 with 46k on it and I have driven the 24v 2.8L VR6 hard every single day it now has 113k. I love my car, the one thing I will say is that the GLI did not do me any favo... Read Full Review

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