2003 Volkswagen GTI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen GTI
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2003 Volkswagen GTI ProblemsHigh Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
2003 Volkswagen GTI QuestionsShudder when shifting to 3rd gear, smaller less noticeable shudder when shifting to 4th gear. (1 answer)
Hello, I had recently purchased a 2003 golf gti with a 1.8 turbo 4 cylinder engine. The vehicle has 139,000 miles on it. Before purchasing, I had a mechanic come out and look at the vehicle for a pre-purchase inspection, and ran the code P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire) which without test driving, told...