Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,436 - $26,940
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,436 - $26,940
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-200
Seats
5

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Reviews

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Looks stock, but. It isn't. 6 spd. transmission. Best mod ever to the vehicle.

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Wagon

It's powered by diesel fuel. This makes it very sporty to drive. I have upgraded suspension, euro-style headlights, a modified engine program giving it more torque and horsepower that what was delivered from the factory. I service the vehicle religiously as suggested in the owner's manual. Did have a 6 spd transmission installed 2 years ago. Makes the car very fun to drive. The vehicle is very reliable, well built and rattle-free at 198,000 miles. I get 40 mpg in the city and 51 mpg on extended highway travels.

- Gregory G

The transmission is bad and it is quite expensive to repair.

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

At first I loved my car however, I noticed faults. The car is very comfortable but it is not spacious. My car now has had a problem with the transmission and it is expensive to change. I thought that the only problem it had was that but when it was taken to the mechanic there were multiple problems with it. I am now not sure if I should fix it up or buy a new car. I also say this because my friend too had a problem with her transmission of the same model.

- Maria V

One of the best details about this vehicle is the safety features. The subframe is solid and for a 15 year old vehicle to have front and side airbags, 4 for the driver and 3 for the passenger, is amazing. I'm sure the newer ones are even safer. The doors are solid for side impact protection in addition to the air bags. This is the main reason I considered buying it to start with.

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

Vehicle is reliable, comfortable, sporty, gets good mileage for a turbo car, hasn't had many problems with down time or repairs and overall a very great deal for the money I've spent on it so far. It's 15 years old and still drives great, looks good and very dependable. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone considering buying one. Overall I believe it is one of the best vehicles Volkswagen has to offer!

- Randal R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$2,436 - $4,761
$26,940 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 180 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
2.8L DOHC SMPI V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

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
36.9 - 38.1 in.
36.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
13 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 - 99 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
172.3 - 173.6 in.
172.3 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2892 - 3247 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
90 - 180 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
122 - 173 ft. lbs.
195 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 46 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 - 42 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 50 mpg
31 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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