I just received my 2003 Jetta GL a few weeks ago. It is a 5 speed 2.0 and has 206K miles on it. It is in good shape overall but has a few issues like the door locks, especially the driver door. I have done a lot of things like redo the headliner, door cards and fix the glove box. I also repainted the wheels and put chrome trim on them. I don't like hubcaps. I replaced the spark plugs/wires and cleaned out the PCV system as well as the throttle body. This is my first time with anything other than a Japanese vehicle. I am impressed with many of the engineering aspects of the car but there are many things that VW appears to have just gone cheap with. Overall I do really like this car though. I am in Palestine, TX and I hope to learn more through this forum.