2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 75 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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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"fuel economy" 35 reviews
"ride" 28 reviews
"power" 24 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"turbo" 4 reviews

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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3

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It looks stylish and has good power and pickup

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it has very little legroom in the back seats and has very cheap cosmetics.  The plastic button wear out very fast.

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Overall The Car Is Good And Reliable — I like driving my car and have had it for 5 years, it is a low maintenance car compared to an Audi or a Bmw. It has good pick up and power. It looks stylish and I like the interior trim and design of my car. The car has very nice body style and has great handling and pickup. The leather and interior trim cosmetics are very cheaply made, so they wear out pretty fast.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wrieland writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition Review
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5

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Great looks, comfortable ride, good gas mileage

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no heated seats

Wrieland
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Sporty, Economical, And Comfortable — Great reliable car, never let me down when I needed it. Inexpensive to service and I save money on gas mileage. Relaxing car to drive but still sporty enough to be fun. Braking and acceleration were nothing special but adequate and the handling was very good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rookiez writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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It has a very responsive engines

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Oil burnt, due to turbo

Rookiez
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Awesome First Car! — I got this as my very first car. It's been reliable, except you need to bring an extra oil can inside your trunk. The turbo will burn your oil. The trunk is very practical and one of the best for the size. DSG Transmission and Pedal Shift is a must!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lwitt2007 writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

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Great on gas, car runs great. Very comfortable and reliable.

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Nothing negative to say about this vehicle.

lwitt2007
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Great Reliable Car! — This car is great. It runs great, very clean and has been maintained. Felt very safe and always could rely on this car. This Jetta is great on gas. Great family or single car! You will really love this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brad writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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Handling, mileage, comfort.

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Repairs can be expensive, finding a decent mechanic.

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Great Car To Own! — I've had this car for 100,000 kms and it's been good. I've lost a turbo and clutch but I've also had a few different drivers on this car. Maintenance can be costly but I've noticed that I have fewer repairs that need to be done. I've transitioned this car to my son now because I do trust it. Keep up the maintenance and it's wonderful.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dignitydank writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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Looks great, drives great, gas mileage great!

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Diesels make noise

Dignitydank
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Awesome — I loved this car!! When clean, it still looks like new, 8 years later? The only issue I have ever had is that it sounds like a truck because it is a diesel. In fact, sometimes people comment on the engine not knowing about diesels...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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marswife writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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It has a HUGE boot!  Honest to goodness I have been so impressed by the cargo capacity.  It's a crazy-large trunk. Comfy front seats.

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Not quite enough room for a 6'4" man in front and a rear facing carseat in the back on the same side of the Jetta.  The rear-facing carseat we owned did not fit in the middle of the back either.

marswife
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Attractive, Efficient, Fun — The efficiency was as tested or better on long road trips, we found the seats to be comfortable, and the vehicle to be very responsive to the driver steering or asking for more power, especially in a situation like at speed accelerating to pass a car. Definitely has some get-up-and-go. We rarely experienced any lag in power. All in all a car we would buy again.

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MKVmech writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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Awesome car.  Built well and incredible mileage.  Comfortable with all amenities.

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Pricey to buy.

MKVmech
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Great Car For Drivers — I have owned this car for three years after purchasing used. It has been reliable and low cost to own. Currently needs a Dual Mass Flywheel replaced. The recall for this issue skipped this particular vehicle as it was a 2007 model but sold/acknowledged as a 2006. I would buy another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

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Big trunk, motor has a lot of torque.

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Wish it was better on gas. Likes to eat light bulbs.

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Fun Car To Drive — One of my favorite drives (which I've owned) of all time. It's quick and very responsive. Loads of trunk space and ample cabin room. I have never changed so many light bulbs on a car ever. Every once in a while a bunch will burn out one right after another and then stop for a couple of months then start burning out one by one all over again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Erick writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Unique look, turbo rush, smooth acceleration, great transmission, awesome brakes, HID headlamps

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rides a little high, prone to speeding tickets, and maintenance can sometimes be a little expensive.

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This A Awesome Daily Driver That Puts A Smile On My Face All The Time. — The car is outstanding daily driver.I get about 27 mpg on a good day. The car is a little slow off the line but once it gets going, it goes!!!!Comfortable leather sport seats, bright xenon headlights, thick sporty steering wheel, smooth turbo

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