Bora vs Jetta


Asked by Aug 23, 2008 at 02:39 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Bora

Question type: General

how is a VW Bora different than a VW jetta?

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Bora is a European Jetta, so aside from the regulation differences (different glass, etc.) and possibly different engine availability (diesel vs. gasoline) it's basically the same.

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over all its the same car diffences how ever come in the engine packages and differnt model the gl the tdi came in 2 differnt motors a 1.6 and also a 1.9 which is wat we got here in the us also they made a vr5 which was a 5cycle 2.3liter awd car hope these answers where helpful btw there alot of small little things body wise that only came on the bora that never made it to the jetta

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Thanks. I have a Jetta GLI. I don't see too many Boras around.

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No different really, The Jetta is a U.S version of the European Bora. The Jetta Vastly out sells the Golf (think it's the Rabbit in the U.S) in the States; whereas in Europe it is the complete opposite. Golf's are by far the most common. The one difference that is notable is that because of the slightly increased weight of the bora/jetta due to the boot and rear body being bigger is that the bora has firmer suspension than the golf.

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there was even more differences coming to australia. Base bora came with a 2.0 litre unit, then there was the V5 with the 2.3 lt v5 engine obviously, the2.5lt V6 4motion was the top of the line and the only model with the AWD system. Golf came with the 1.6litre weezer right through to the 2.0 gti engine. No diesels were ever offered on the bora over here as it was sold to compete with that crap that BMW calls the 3 series.

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3.2 liter v6 4 motion TOTL, Gti was A 1.8 turbo gasoline. Beemer crap? Surley not.

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were can i find parts for the bora in the US

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I have a 2001 Bora VR6, how can i tell if it has the 3.2l or 2.8l because reading about them the 3.2 was only made in 2001. if it is a 3.2, how does it affect the price point??? thanks.

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I have a jetta bora in USA is difficult fine parts only online and expensive

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There is a Bora White in the Cincinnati Upull. Call me if you need parts. Kevin Burcroff

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ignorant question but does anyone know if the wipers on a 2002 jetta would be easily findable in Europe? Thanks v much

In Mexico Bora had better quality than the Jetta and in the new times still the same.

hello greetings from Czech Republic so pardon my english. I am owner of 2005 Bora with 1.9 TDI engine with 74 kW (101hp). Well the diferences are of course in engine types, but there are also visual differences like front lip, taht has reflecting orange glasses on it, while Bora doesnt have it, or trunk door has different licence plate space (In Europe we use more flat and narrow type of licence plates) But mostly same cars

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