2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 74 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" 23 reviews
"handling" 11 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mark writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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4 doors and still fun

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front wheel drive

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So Far So Good — I love this car... it has been so long since I have had a car that stops, goes and turns!!!! lol It is a ton of fun to drive, gets good gas mileage, will cruse at 100 all day... what more could you ask for and it still has 4 doors for kids...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brianna writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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color and performance

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nada

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Vw Gli 2006 — Love it and would never own another car other than a VW or an Audi. Very reliable, fast, and can add a lot of cool add ons to it. Good gas mileage considering it is a sports car and the black and red trim with red calibers makes it cool to look at.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexis writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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fuel effiency

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electrical probs

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Standard Tdi Jetta — Great fuel milage- 50-55mpg if you drive normally, 45 if you have a lead foot. Made of steal and a heavy gauge that is aproved in Germany. The appearance is very sportsy and sleak, very nice. however the it has had much electronical problems, besides that, it runs beautifully. The clutch is a true VW- VERY TRICKY. will stall in a heart beat, but if you can drive it you can drive any standard. I perfer this car though over any other (including the caddy).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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guesswork2211 writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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differs from other jettas

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no factory AUX for my ipod

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I Was Going How Fast Officer? — all around great car for the price. The paddle shifters are fun. Get up and go could be better but once the turbo kicks in its becomes more fun. I was going to go for the leather but for some odd reason decided the plaid to be more fun -- i made the right call imho.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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