Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,247 - $8,709
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
180-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,247 - $8,709
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
180-200
Seats
5

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2003 Volkswagen GTI Owner Reviews

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2003 Volkswagen GTI

My golf gtI is a reliable car. It averages around 25-30 mpg, and even with being required to use at least 89 octane; it still only takes about $35 to fill it up. With the steering wheel tilt, it allows you to move the steering wheel forward and backward to optimize your comfort levels while driving. The hand crank seat is a slight pain, but the seat itself is quite comfortable. They are almost like bucket seats. The only real problem I have had with my golf gtI is that the sending unit on my fuel pump quit working a while back. It does not read my fuel levels so I must keep track of my fuel mileage to make sure I do not get stranded. It seems like a reasonably easy fix though with the access panel being right under the rear seat.

- Chance F

Probably the most important thing that others should know is that it is a manual transmission.The reason for that is not because not everyone knows how to drive one.

2003 Volkswagen GTI

I picked the car because it has a manual transmission, and I wanted to learn that. So, it is a little different because it's not an automatic car and allows me to enjoy shifting myself. The only downside I'd say about the car, is that since it's a little older, it has a higher than average amount of miles on it.

- Jake D

Love the hatchback for the space and comfort on trips.

2003 Volkswagen GTI

Car is comfortable, transmission is one of the best I have driven bearing 200k miles and transmission works like new. Only have had trouble with the he electronics but all have been easy fixes.

- Fernando D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,247 - $4,716
$5,850 - $8,709

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
180 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.8L DOHC SMPI V6 engine
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
36.5 in.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
164.9 in.
164.9 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3036 lbs.
2916 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
180 hp

Torque

Torque
195 ft. lbs.
173 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
27 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety