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2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 70 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" 33 reviews
"ride" 27 reviews
"power" 22 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"turbo" 3 reviews

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Displaying 61 - 70 of 70 2006 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Jeffrey writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

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Fuel milage and apperance

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Great On Fuel But Needs A Bit More Power! — Overall this is a excellent car that I am proud to drive, its great on fuel as well. My TDI is equipped with the executive leather package so I am impressed with the interior as it is too a audi type level. Good handling around corners but slow at take off. Transmission is wonderfully smooth as well just a good fun car to drive.

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Ryan3171 writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Pros

Overall performance
+ Steering and handling
+ Seat comfort and support
+ Ride comfort  

Cons

Performance at higher elevations
- Engine noise when accelerating
- Difficult manual seat adjustment

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Fine Car With A Few Issues — The VW Jetta is a nice car, but even nice cars have problems. This car is easily the best in its class but it's also the most expensive. The price is not the problem. In my opinion the problem is the engine is a little weak and the interior is just a hair too small. Widen the car a couple of inches and add about 30-40 HP and this car would be PERFECT Did I say it gets 48 MPG? Great looks. Smooth ride, wonderful handling. Even the diesel model has that great throaty VW rumble. The trunk is a canyon. You could just about fit another car in there. Great pickup, even for a diesel. Great safety ratings, inadvertantly tested. Cons: Oy, those sightlines. They are awful, partly because of the thickness required for the side curtain airbags. I'm an average height guy. But I have to put the seat so high to see the front of the car, it goes above the lumbar support. Hence, I have to supplement the support with a pillow. Ouch. I dare you not to mix up the turn signal and the cruise control stalks. Could use a bit more legroom. And, it's a VW. No matter how much you save on fuel, you'll end up spending it on parts and service

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Gregg writes:
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safest car in the world almost

Cons

its a bit cramped and the seats smell weird when its new

35

Mine Is White — this thing is so much fun. good for 100hp and 200 LB of tourque. it does on the highway 50 MPG

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Anna writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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5

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Sporty, cute, lots of room on the inside, fast, smooth

Cons

A little low to the ground

25

It Is My Baby!! My Next Car Will Be A Volkswagen — This was probably one of the best investments I have made so far. My Jetta is amazing. It handles well, looks good, and its fast.

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Olivier writes:
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Good Car But Expensive For That Kind Of Car — Yes, once I had the bad Idea to leave Volvo for Volkswagen, It was nice to work there but I really don't like the cars that much. No value for money, bad seats, engine makes a lot of noice... it was reliable and the acceleration was ok but the handling wasn't great, brakes neither...

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Robert writes:
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5

Pros

Great on gas no complaints

Cons

Slow acceleration

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Barely Filled It Up — Sold it because im waiting for the one with bigger horsepower, slow acceleration, but overall the car was mint.. sold it for more then i paid was a great first car, wished i never sold it to tell you the truth.. no problems ever occurred except for a wheel bearing which had to be replaced due to the rims, nothing more

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Nick writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

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GREAT mileage, fun, relatively good looking

Cons

Slow, somewhat not smooth 5-speed manual, headlights ugly

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Very Fuel Efficient And Solid, Torquey, Great Suspension, Slowww. — This car got 40 miles per gallon combined city-highway on a bad day. On a good day it got 45 mpg. It was awesome and fun to drive, it loved curves in the road. I put 40,000 miles on mine and traded it for an Audi A3. It's too bad the current TDI only has 105 HP...

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Max writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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4

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Good acceleration, nice feeling at high speeds, decent fuel economy, very safe in an accident

Cons

The VW dealerships are ridiculous as far as service goes

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For What It Is, Its A Pretty Sweet Car. — VW Jettas were never meant to be race cars, so i guess it shouldn't really be reviewed like one. However, it does give you a pretty good sense of performance, particularly when you first drive it. The main thing you notice when driving the car is that you barely feel speed. You can literally be doing 90 mph and feel like you are doing 55. Acceleration is by no means blistering, but it is relatively quick and won't get you into any hairy situations trying to merge into traffic. The car is very comfortable for a tiny vehicle, and while the suspension is stiff enough to keep the car from rolling through turns, it is not so bad that your back hurts after a drive to school. Overall I think this is a great car.

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Michelle writes:
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It can go fast, but I still drive it like a granny!

Cons

Turbo lag

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I Love It! — I'm a sucker for the VW, but this would have to be my favourite so far. I love the economy of the diesel. I generally fill up once every 4 - 6 weeks.

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bmh123 writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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Best Car Ever Had — owned alot of cars, purchased this one last may and have put 58000 miles on it no trouble at all...

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:58,000

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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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

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Fun Little Car By Colin

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Simply Amazing! By VFernandes

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No Complaints, Could Ride Alille Better But Its A Small Car, Rides Better Than All The Rest I Dr By team48

love the power and mpg. ride could be a little better,but rides better than any other small car i have drove, and i road tested a bunch. hard to beat 38 miles to the gallon every time, city hiway,and ... Read More

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