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2006 Volkswagen GTI Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 50 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
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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...
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?
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.
Why is there an AUX option in my radio but no aux jack anywhere?