2006 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 21 reviews
"power" 21 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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Great all weather handling and gas mileage.

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Leg room in the back is almost non existent.

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Great Fun Car — I loved the speed and handling of this car. The gas mileage can't be beat and it sounds amazing. When you feel the turbo kick in and you blast buy traffic, there is no better feeling. Handles great in the snow and ice, just need something a little roomier for lifestyle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The interior of the car is very modern and stylish with the red, black and grey plaid seats.

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Sometimes the trunk will be automatically lock when you stop and get out of the car, requiring you to use the key fob to unlock it.

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Great Car For A Young Person — This car is such a fun car! Very zippy and fast, it handles great and is very stylish. The back seats fold down all of the way so the car is big enough to camp/sleep in and can carry a lot. The car is also very comfortable to drive and/or ride in for long periods of time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T Review
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great car

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looks, handling,

shawnee
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Nothing — I love my car, it looks great, handles well, is very functional and hasseverything I want in a car. I had no major problems, some wear and tear maintenance, but it has 122 k miles and runs like new. It is great in the snow as well.

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Handling, rear seat space/comfort, cargo capacity

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premium fuel

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Awesome Car - Highly Recommended. — I love this car! Great driver, but also economical, spacious and sensible. My teenage daughters ride in the back seats with no complaints and the boot hauls ample softball gear to and from practices and tournaments. I hate to part with it :(

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Everything

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Nothing

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. — Owned 3 GTi's, Does every thing you need from a car and some more!! DSG gearbox is mint and can do most other cars from the line. Sticks to the road like glue, Great interior and build quality is 2nd to none! Best car ive owned.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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rewarding experience either long or short trip

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only that black needs care

nerdly
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Takes Years Off Your Life — Fun and friendly to drive. Comfortable yet sporty. Easy to maintain. Very good performance yet mpg is nice. Low cost of ownership thus far...it has 68k miles and seems like newer car. Very reasonable transportation yet fun at any time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Quick car, handles very well.

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If abused, repair costs can be very high

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The Best Gti Made To Date. — This car is very surprising. It is much more capable than it may appear. It is built very well and you know you got what you paid for when you get in and close the door. Tons of room in the back as well.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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Premium gas only

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A Ton Of Fun — not the fastest car but good pickup once the turbo spools up. looks great and s probably the best handling front wheel drive vehicle I have driven. The sound system is great and I usually get around 30 mpgs + overall a fun car to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's fun and sporty and a smooth ride

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can't think of a single one except it would be cool if it was all wheel drive

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I Love It — 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 creaks and rattles. I really like the look of the vehicle inside and out. I wasn't sure how I felt about the color, but it grew on me and now I love it. The inside is nice, the seats are comfortable and supportive and have a cool plaid pattern on them. The gauge cluster looks cool too. I put the golf ball style shift knob on and a smaller antenna and it will look even better when I lower it. I get an average of about 28 miles to the gallon and I do a lot of city driving. Oil changes are a little expensive because it takes synthetic oil and I get them done at the dealer. That's about all the maintenance that I have had to do. This car is definitely fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its a GTI...

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price and the cost of ownership...

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Its Just A Good Solid Dubber — good performance car, with a lot of potential... Start building it in 2007, did some tuning to it... but i like OEM style, so i keep it classy... bigger rims, lowered... etc etc... u know, V-Dub all the way!!! u love it or u hate it...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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