2006 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    Fast, Comfortable And Unsurpassed In Value. — The MkV GTI is the greatest "hot hatch" you can buy. The build quality is amazing, the attention to detail is impressive, and the performance is highly under rated. The 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque may seem like a low amount of power but the chassis makes use of ever single bit of power in the most efficient way possible. All of the torque is available from just 1600 RPM giving the sensation of being much more powerful than it really is. Handling is equally great with stiff, yet comfortable (might I say BMW-like?) suspension. It does suffer from some understeer, but not more than expected in a front wheel drive car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you like good cars.

    Cons: If you don't like good cars.

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    It's Mine !!! — Performance: - acceleration good(but could be better) - braking average(depends on tire) - good (but VI is awsoom) Appearance: It doesn't make you say wow but its good looking, the interior is not breath taking but its above average Fun Factor: Built to piss off others :D

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Looks like average car but its not ;p

    Cons: Nothing

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 1.8TReview
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    Perfect — Overall it is an amazing car!!! There is NOTHING that i would change. The 1.8t is a wonderful motor!! Hardly any turbo lag from the Ko3 turbo! It is an extremely fun car to drive!!! German engineering FTW! I wouldn't buy any other car now that i have a european one. Very well built outstanding standard features and unrivaled performance. what else could you want? except a little more mpg's in trhe city. havin that turbo really makes it tempting to stomp on the gas.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent performance. Smooth Ride

    Cons: None

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    The Benchmark Hot Hatch For A Reason. — The GTI is perhaps one of the best buys on the market today, as it is heaps of fun to drive, refined enough to be a livable everyday driver, and well-built and luxurious. There isn't a single car in its price range that beats it as an all around. The 2.0T is a great engine that loves to rev and still returns great MPG, and the handling is forgiving and still tossable. High-speed stability and sure-footedness is excellent. I love my GTI, and it seems that others love theirs, as well. Maintenance costs are a little high - but it's a German car - so I expected that. Reliability has been great - I take care of my car religiously, and it rewards me with dependability. VW has really improved its quality with the Fifth generation GTI/Golf/Jetta, in my opinion - making their fun to drive, class-leading product even more compelling.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, fun, fun to drive - an unbeatable all-around champ.  

    Cons: A little high on the maintenance costs.

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    Didn't Get Car Of The Year And Car & Drivers 10 Best For Nothing — What's to say other than I LOVE this car! If it had 4 doors I'd probably keep it after the lease, even though I drove it into a wall and caused $19000 worth of damage (to my credit, I blame mismatched summer/all season tires partly). This car is perhaps the best daily driver under $30000 new. Its fun, great on gas, hauls tons of stuff and is comfy on long drives. Might have a new one once the lease is up!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, useful and comfortable

    Cons: you don't like having fun?

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    Just Test Drive One And Trust Me, You'll Like It. — Its everything I want in a car, fast, reliable, and gorgeous. Comes with a good warranty. Lots of mods are out for it if your interested in modifying it. The car comes with great features. Comes with a 6 speed manual or the new DSG or Direct Shift Gearbox.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Car and Drivers 05-07 hot hatch of the year awards.

    Cons: Made in Germany

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    Best Fwd Car Out There B/c Of The All Around Package — I bought this car because it was a great all around performer and was definitely better than the MCS or Mazda3. It was not what I wanted in terms of layout (FWD) but it was a sensible choice. But now I want one that's emotional (RWD)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mpg, good acceleration, great standard features, good space for people and cargo

    Cons: FWD

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    Inexpensive Fun Car — this is fun ca to drive.......can do alot to it....if u kno what u r doing.....might have to do a litto to the appearance if u care about the looks......but i just like fun cars...overall it is a good car to buy. looking forward to get more fun with it. one more thing, i usually like stick over auto, but this car has an amazing DSG automatic system!! Fast reactions...

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: decent speed......can be super fast w/ mods....

    Cons: have fun with it...but avoid cops!!!!

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    2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0TReview
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    Everyone Should Drive One At Least Once — not a a bad vehicle for the price the car can be pretty quick with a few mods and to start it has some get up and go with the turbo ...compared to other cars i have driven id give it a 8 it could be faster if it was not for the expense for the parts

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It handels great for stock

    Cons: expensive to fix...

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    2006 Volkswagen GTIReview
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    Gti Review — My GTI is pretty quick for the mileage it gets. It handles very good and I autox it regularly. Cost of ownership is not too bad, though I do most of the work myself. Overall, I like all of the little features of my car and it's very fun to drive.

    Pros: Good handling, pretty quick, gets 24mpg in the city, 28-30mpg on the highway and runs high 13's

    Cons: Rattles, still don't have everything I want in it (not really cars fault).

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

    This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

    Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

    I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

    I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

    Great Little Car By Troyboy2

    The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By damonrlloyd

    the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

    Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

    Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

    Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

    My Great Little Car By ersid

    Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

    Just Do It. By mdjones2

    The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

    This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

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