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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Felix writes:
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Its Just A Good Solid Dubber — good performance car, with a lot of potential... Start building it in 2007, did some tuning to it... but i like OEM style, so i keep it classy... bigger rims, lowered... etc etc... u know, V-Dub all the way!!! u love it or u hate it...

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

Pros: its a GTI...

Cons: price and the cost of ownership...

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Daniel writes:
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Tomasz writes:
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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 Golf GTI 1.8T 2-Door FWDReview
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Nicholas writes:
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Andre writes:
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Marcell writes:
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Gabriel writes:
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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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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
Vincent writes:
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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 Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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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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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By 1987spider

SE auto drives and handles great. Comfortable, quiet and seems like its built well. Price is absurd. Controls are too - no knobs and so hard to use without taking eyes off the road. Kept me from the p... Read More

Review By Guru91B2W4

Good value for VW GTI Strim, lots of standard safety features. Blind Spot, lanes assistance, even have air vents for those sit in the back seat. Compare to subaru wrx base/premium, it has none I menti... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KSF9W

Great to drive, comfortable and high quality finishes both inside and out! Love it. Read More

Review By Guru9NHKGX

The GTI line peaked at the mk7.5 model in terms of overall value. It’s got the best silhouette and cabin design in my opinion. And there’s plenty of technology to pair with the exceptional driving exp... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Mike

Great performing car if you like a stick. Nice interior. Comfortable seats even in bac Read More

Review By heatherharris67

I love everything about this car. The driving experience is excellent and I highly recommend getting a standard transmission for the full fun of driving:) The interior is laid out perfectly and its ... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9157B8

This isnt what I expected and wasnt happy at all Read More

Review By Guru9TWFRJ

Even as the car was in mint condition it was not the rabbit edition ie no badging Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KVSGH

Awesome car , very fun to drive especially the manual 6 speed. Glad I made this choice very sporty and well built. Read More

Review By Honoriu

Its one of the best car on the actual market ! Drive it ones and you will not accept another car ! Very good quality ! Read More

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