2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 73 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 34 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"power" 23 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"turbo" 4 reviews

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Heng writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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Luxury car feel, good looking and good performance

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Need more power

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Good Performer And Yet Not Compromise Any Luxury Feature — * Performance – Pretty good performace. Overall happy, would be better if there is more power * Build Quality - Good and solid build quality. Have all the luxury features but also can have sport car feel * Appearance – like its look. Looks and feel expensive I would recommend this car to everyone that is looking for performance and also luxury.

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Matt writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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Minimal turbo lag, gobs of power, 6-speed tranny, interior and exterior styling

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stock ride height, factory tires

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Jetta Just Keeps Getting Betta — I love this car, after having spent 2 years with the older JettaIV. Huge improvement over the previous model in fit and finish, handling, turbo lag and interior space. The car has balanced curves, something lacking in most sedans in its class. I have it lowered 1.5" with Eibach springs and Pirelli PZero's, which gives a huge improvement in body roll, turn in and traction for not a lot of money, and without sacrificing ride comfort - don't suffer with the overly high stock ride height and pathetic factory Michelins!

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Tina writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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LOVE  THE TURBO..great pick up

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NONE

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Wv Gli — I love my car...Great pick up..lots of leg room and seats are so comfortable..handles curves very well at high speed...I would like to look at the new vw tiguan..turbo suv..sounds good to me... =D

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Jordan writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition Review
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Great Interior, Manuel Tranny, Fuel-economy, Torquey 5 cylinder

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Bland exterior, little low on horse power

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Best Sedan Under $23k — Great sedan with excellent build quality. A lot of standard features for the base level model. Handling and steering are excellent for a FWD car. Engine has plenty of torque and adequate horsepower. Manuel transmission features silky smooth shifter and clutch. Interior appointments are top notch and has plenty of room for 5 adults. Trunk is a cavern. Exterior styling could be the cars downside. While the front looks cool and aggressive the rear end looks bland and Toyota Corolla-like. Fuel economy for me is 28mpg over 2.5 years of mixed driving. Overall Best Sedan you can buy under $23,000.

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Keyur writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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listed above

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requires 91 octane gas and the ride is bad on bumpy roads.

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Excellent Performance For A Daily Driver — The brakes are awesome, the engine is even better and the transmission is butter smooth. I've only had 3 services so far in 25,000 miles; absolutely no other problems. The car looks good, inside and out. It has many brilliant features, light sensing dash lights, pop-out headlight washers, DSG trans, heated mirrors, remote window roll-down & roll-up. HID headlights, electro- mechanical steering and the list goes on.

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samuraibx writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Besides The Taillights, What's Not To Like? — I love this car... enough that I bought one after the test drive. It's an excellent car for the price and makes you feel as if you spent more. The engine is lively (do NOT drive the 2.0T FSI engine and then drive the 2.5 if you can afford the 2.0T but are trying to be fuel efficient... it just won't happen!), the car drives so well that you look forward to it in any weather, and the interior features are well appointed. For the gearheads, yes, there's a bit of turbo lag, but it's probably the least I've noticed in any turbo. And of course, as a front wheel drive, there's some understeer, but once again barely noticeable. Also, the trunk is huge... I have friends look in the trunk, then look at the car from the outside again and ask where the space comes from. Well, while I absolutely love my car, I do have some minor quibbles. First, The european jettas have much more attractive LED taillights. I believe that should be an option here in the states. Also, I wish there was a more "a'la carte" method of choosing options. The difference between package 1 (@$1500-1800) and package 2 (@$3000-3500) is huge, and there were a few things in package 2 I didn't want. Finally, for the gearheads once again, there's no launch control on the '06 GLI/GTIs, though you can get your car flashed to have it if you're willing to give VW another $500-600 of your money. Overall, I think this is an excellent car. Right price, right features and right level of fun for almost anyone. It's so fun, after switching cars with my dad for a week he almost refused to give it back... he was telling me he'd "let" me have his ML 320 so I could have more space for my family and he'd just find a way to manage with my car... nice try, dad!!!

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:9,500

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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.

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Russell writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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Very good power, great cornering balance, awesome interior, fantastic materials and build quality, and excellent visibility.

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Looks mostly like a standard Jetta, fairly pricey when new, stiff ride, blow-off valves are weak and fail, and maintenance is expensive.

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A Great All-around Car! — I replaced my 2003 Jetta GLI with this car and the differences were surprising. The first impression was a lack of torque after coming from a 24-valve VR6, but better top-end power. The second impression was a far stiffer ride than the old car, but wow, what a difference in the cornering! My car had the sunroof/leather option package and was supremely comfortable with tons of convenience features which added to the driving experience immensely. The lack of power was easily solved with a GIAC computer re-flash which did wonders for the acceleration, but you had to be careful with that in the rain as the front tires would break-loose in 3rd gear! The only thing I would have done differently looking back, I would have gotten the DSG transmission...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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3

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trunk space and that it was the first VW car i owned.  not gonna lie, im liking volkswagen lol

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feels cramped in the back seat for me

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V-dub Yo Lolz — good all around fun car. lot of trunk space and comfortable to sit in the front. will keep stock and trade in for VW Scirocco lol nothing wrong with the jetta or even the TDI model but come on....50 mph hatch and looks better than the golf. Had high hopes for the Golf R, but the price isnt right. 15,000 for a scirocco sounds way better than 36,000 for a Golf R.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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creardon writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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I really liked this car as far as a fuel efficient Sedan is concerned. I'm more of a Jeep girl, but was commuting too much to purchase another Jeep when mine died. However, if I had to have a small car for a few years, I'm glad this was the one!

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I didn't like having to put my dog in the back seat, instead of having cargo space for her, but that's no different than any other small sedan.

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Jetta — Overall a great car- loved it's feel and driving, was very happy with it. Although I prefer an SUV, I have no real complaints about the Jetta at all. The Jetta has power, style and fits pretty much anywhere. For a sedan, it has an unbelievable amount of storage capacity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Car For Most People By tdub_birytx

2011 Jetta does lots of things well. Good on fuel economy, looks great, handles better and has a surprisingly spacious interior. I am 6'2 and am comfortable driving the car. The trunk is also a lot bi... Read More

Awesome...love The New Design By Leonizmo

Great car, my wife love it. We take it out for road trip all the time. Great on gas mileage, the awesome thing is you only have to do maintenance once in 10k miles. Only the coat of it lol Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Nice Little Car By Robert

No issues with the mechanics of the car however the radio issues and lack of VW support leaves something to be desired. Great car for a small family or to cart around yourself and a few friends aweso... Read More

Impressive Work From Vw By majid1333

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fantastic Car! By csmtaylor

I really enjoyed owning this car! The look and comfort are great and the fuel milage on the highway averaged between 500 and 600 miles per tank. I plan on buying another Jetta TDI as soon as I find th... Read More

Cool Mom Car By RoanMissKitty

I would own another one for sure. I like my sun roof and it does pretty good in snow. I wish parts weren't so expensive and oil changes were cheaper. But, car is very reliable and I have not had any... Read More

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