2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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  • 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" 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 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...

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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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.

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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.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Fast, great sound, exterior sound is barely heard, bluetooth - GPS - ipod  video and netflix with cable -

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averages mpg of 24

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Better Than Most — I loooooooved this car. But I am a Bimmer fan. The second owner, and took great care of this car using only premium synthetics. Went on two road trips in this, and never ever has had an issue. I also changed out the lights, so those are new too!

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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worth the cost for the speed

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costs a ton to fix

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A Blast With A Price Tag — car is quick, handles great, car looks sharp, car is fun to drive as a 6 speed manual but cost alot to fix anything, have spent about 3000 in last year on maintenance and car only has 57000 kms on car

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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LEMON

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LEMON due to electronic malfunction that caused the car to seize

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Jettas Are Economical If You Do Not Get A Lemon — Electronics caused engine to quit and lock down due to a security feature Great on gas if the engine was properly built Cargo space was ample... backseat leg room limited Peep in her step for being a 2.0 but overall Lemon

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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fuel eco and power when u want i need i say more

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time to warm up

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We Love Our Tdi — awesome great 4 long trips over all great if i had one thing 2 complain about it would be that you have to be driving for a bit be fore it warms up in the winter bet i know that before i bought it and the heated seats make up 4 it

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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44 MPG city, 47-50 MPG hwy

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TDI oil change every 8-10K will run you $65.00

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Well Worth The Investment. — Love getting almost 600 miles on ONE TANK! Acceleration is good thanks to the turbo. Brakes are awesome, stop on a dime, which is good because this car ride smoothly and you will be cruising above the speed limit before you know it. Very little wind noise, handles like a dream in gusting winds too. Lots of leg room in the rear. Fuel miser, low maintenance and fun to drive. Sunroof and premium sound system rock! Your teenager will fight you for he keys!

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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great little car that full fills all my needs

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not as good in gas mileage as the older cars

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Nice Little Package — rides great but I have noticed the gas mileage is not as good as my old 1996 golf probably due to the fact of another cylinder and heavier. IT still feels nimble and quick. Has lots of nice features that I like and it seems well made.

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Very reliable

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If you have a large family, you should get a bigger car. Maybe the Passat, CC, or Touareg!

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Awesomely Fun To Drive! — My car is pretty good. It's reliable and fun to drive. 6 speeds get you up and going quicker. I love the "S!" It helps when whenever I have to pull out of a busy intersection. I love the black interior, wish I had a moonroof though. That'd be perfect. And I am looking to trade rims. I would like the Jetta rims.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Excellent By Mannyhutch

Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

Very Happy With Car By Jcar

Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2012 Vw Jetta By Will

Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Great Student Car By Ginese1

This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

Great Value By Jonesb930

Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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