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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 48 reviews
2006 Volkswagen GTI Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 48 reviews
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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Volkswagen GTI Questions
Why Does My Golf 4 2006 Shakes.
my car shakes the pressues level on the tyres are 40 and wheel balancing and alignment is done but still its vibrating please help me out guys.
2006 Volkswagen Gti 2.0t
hello mates, please could any one tell me some simple tips on maitainance of the whole car.
Car Turns Off When Ac Is Running.
My Windows Wont Go Down
i replaced the door speakers on my gti and now all of the door controls stopped working. any ideas? i looked at the fuses but didnt see a bad one. do i have more than one fuse panel?