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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Displaying 61 - 70 of 73 2006 Volkswagen Jetta reviews.

Kayla N writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L Review
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5

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Handles like a dream and gets great gas milelage

Cons

I  miss my turbo :(

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Almost Perfect!! — Handles great, fast brakes, more inside accessories than I know what to do with, looks stylish, and has a Sport mode so I can still have a little fun!

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Tom writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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5

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Quick 2.0l Turboed motor delivers around 230hp (not stock) but can cruise at 80mph @ 35mpg. Huge trunk. Four doors. Cheap insurance.

Cons

VW is very proud of their parts and charges too much for them.

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The Only Woman Who Hasn't Done Me Wrong. — This is the first new car I ever bought. I cut my teeth on '76 and '67 Beetles, so you could say its in my blood. This car is a well rounded beast that takes car of my every need. Roomy, quick, and economic. What's not to love? Check us out at avdubs.org

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Trevor608 writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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5

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they say its cheap on gas

Cons

not really cheap on gas when you contemplate the higher price you pay at the outset

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Was Thinking Of Purchasing This One And Trading The Intrepid For A Vw. — Nice looking car and wanted to go for the diesel version.

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Jeffrey writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

Pros

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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5

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:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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4

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safest car in the world almost

Cons

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

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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

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A little low to the ground

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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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Robert writes:
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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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

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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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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

I'm Trading To A Diesel Beetle Ragtop So I'm Sad To See It Go! By Michael

So your car takes premium and gets 35 mpg? Diesel costs the same or less than premium and this car gets twice the mileage, meaning you use 50-60% of the fuel costs. I'm a long distance commuter, a... Read More

Decent By dinocchio

Bought a used car from a dealer with $15000. It's a decent car. The suspension sucks. The look is great. Anything else is normal. The trunk is very spacious. All in all, it's a very decent car with t... Read More

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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

Loved It! By timster2833

This is a really great car that looks great and is very fun to drive. The car handles like a dream and gets pretty good gas mileage. The heated seats are a plus to! Very reliable and I'd keep mine ... Read More

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

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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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