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2003 Volkswagen Golf Information & Specs


The 2003 Golf is a 2- or 4-door, 5-passenger family coupe, family sedan, or sports sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the GL 2.0 to the GLS 1.9 TDI. The 2003 Golf's closest competitors include the Chevrolet Cavalier, the Mazda 2003.5 MAZDASPEED Protegé, and the Volvo S40. Upon introduction, the GL 2.0 is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 115-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. The GLS 1.9 TDI is equipped with a standard 1.9-liter, I4, 90-horsepower, turbo, diesel engine that achieves 42-mpg in the city and 49-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2003 Golf is a carryover from 2002.

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Engine and Transmission

Engine Type: 2.0L I4
Displacement (CC/CI): 1984 / 121
Valves: 8
Horsepower @ RPM: 115@5200
Torque @ RPM: 122@2600
Fuel System: Gas / SEFI
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

Steering, Suspension, Brakes

Steer Diameter (Curb): 35.8/35.8
Engine Locat./Drive: FWD
Brakes (Fr/Rr): Disc/Disc
Steering: R&P
Suspension (Fr/Rr): Ind/Semi-Ind
Tires: 195/65R15

Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight: 2771 LB
Wheelbase (Ft/Rr): 98.9
Length: 164.9
Width: 68.3
Height: 56.7

Standard Features

Front Driver Airbag, Front Passenger Airbag, Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors, 3-Point Seatbelts In All Positions, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Manual Air Conditioning, Telescopic Steering Column, Keyless Entry Via Key Fob, Side Cargo Nets, Cloth Seats, Digital Clock, Cruise Control ...