2006 Volkswagen GTI Overview


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Small But Roomy, Quick And Nimble! by mc_aus
 — the first thing that strikes me when i went for a drive, was how small and how easy it was to park, yet how big it was on the inside. It had more boot and legroom than a 3 series BMW or a Subaru WRX, ... Read More
Mk 2 Golf Gti16v/mk 5 Golf Gti by Mark
 — I have a 1990 mk2 golf gti 16v 3 dr in oak green & a 2006 mk5 golf gti 3 dr in silver. Both are in my opinion are very fun cars to drive. I would say although nearly being 20yrs old my mk2 still ha... Read More
I Love It by Jeremy
 — I am definitely a fan of the performance of this vehicle. It handles well. The ride is sporty, but smooth. Hasn't needed any repairs except for a recall on the coil packs, there isn't much for crea... Read More

2006 Volkswagen GTI Overview

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2006 Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen sure does love its little turbocharged, fuel-injected engines. And with good reason -- they pump up the power without adding on the cylinders and weight, enabling nimble handling and aggressive acceleration.

The new 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine in the 2006 Volkswagen GTI, which made its appearance in showrooms in the the middle of the model year, is a perfect example. It features VW's fuel straight injection (FSI) system, which ensures the pedal is responsive no matter your current speed or driving conditions. In the opinion of many reviewers, the turbocharged four-cylinder returns VW's GTI to verifiable sporty status, and makes the GTI once more an object of desire.

The exterior of the car has been redesigned as well. It actually looks faster, with a swept-back windshield, tapering side windows, a rear spoiler, and a more muscular front end with a black chin underneath the black grille.

The GTI comes with a standard six-speed manual transmission and, for the first time, an optional Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) six-speed automatic with the Tiptronic feature, which enables drivers to shift manually if they so desire. Beyond that, the GTI comes with a full range of the expected standard features, including air conditioning, power everything, traction control, and stability control. Options include a sunroof, navigation system, and leather seats.

So what do drivers think of this car? Naturally they were impressed, with more than a few calling it the best GTI ever. For some, the new styling was a bit of a letdown, but few have found any negatives with the car so far.


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Engine Running Lumpy

Had previously overfilled oil, reduced oil level then ranthe car for about 30miles... Engine started to feel lumpy, managed to limp home lifted the bonnet to hear a hissing noise! Sounds like someth...

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Have Overfilled Oil

Have reduced oil level back to the correct level after overfilling,engine managment light is still on will this go out or do i have to get it plugged into a diagnostic machine?

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Where Is The Oil Pressure Sensor On A 2006 Vw Jetta Gti

The "Low oil pressure" warning on my Jetta GTI comes on at what seems like random times. The oil level is fine and clean. Trying to replace the oil pressure sensor.

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Aux Jack?

Why is there an AUX option in my radio but no aux jack anywhere?

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