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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Best Car I've Ever Owned. It Loves The Curves. — This car is a blast to drive, and own. Not only does it own the curves, it's also a blast to shift off the line. Even better, or rather, more useful, is the fact that it's a roomy hatchback which comes in handy more often than not. Representing deutschland, jah.

Pros: Comfortable, modern, sleek, stylish, fast, tons of storage.  And the farfegnugen.

Cons: The ticket I got last week.

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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German Sportscar For The Masses — This is a GREAT car. It handles beautifully. The turbocharged engine has a super response and is well harmonized with the gearbox.

Pros: Engine, Gearbox, Breaks, Looks

Cons: ...50 HP more..?

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Fast, Refined And Good Looking! — nothing i dont really like about this car, the Monza alloys finish it off well. and the built in sat nav finishes the dash off nicely. Handles really well and the bucket seats really hold you in well. the 2.0T lump is great in pretty much any speed in any gear.

Pros: fast, refined, understated, good looking, handles well,

Cons: blacks a bit hard to keep clean......

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Dsg / Abt Chiptuning 256hp — Really loved the DSG transmission (double-clutch gearbox). Good performance even if an all wheel drive would be necessary.

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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The Fastest Car I've Ever Owned — I've had this car up to 120. I'll have to wait until I get the snow tires off to try and best that.

Pros: Super handling and acceleration.

Cons: Terrible in the snow

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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German Quality In A Small And Reasonably Priced Package. — This car is amazing, it is my second GTI and this generation is by far the best.

Pros: Handeling, Response, Style, Reasonable Gas mileage

Cons: Nothing really

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Way Too Much Fun To Drive, I Am Totally In Love With My Car!! — Incredible power and handling for such a small car. Top Gear Car of the Year 2005 says it all i think!

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Small But Roomy, Quick And Nimble! —

the first thing that strikes me when i went for a drive, was how small and how easy it was to park, yet how big it was on the inside. It had more boot and legroom than a 3 series BMW or a Subaru WRX, 4 rather full sized adults fit in the car with ease, head and legroom wasn't a problem for anyone. I drive the auto which is the new 6 speed DSG gearbox (which has 3 different modes), smoothest gearbox i have ever felt in a car (especially considering what it has to deal with power turbo lag then boost) but speaking of power, it has alot of it (though mine is chipped increasing power by around 30% which is a relatively cheap and easy process) there are, however, a few failings with the drivetrain or more with electronics (in the throttle) that seem to plaque VW (Golf and Jetta from what i have read), the problem is that there is sometimes a slight delay between the time you press down on the accelerator and the car actually taking off, which if you are on a hill it can cause you to roll back (a good foot or more) before the car takes off, it's like something in the traction control system is having a think before it lets you take off, which sometimes isn't a bad thing (mostly it is though as rolling back uncontrollably isn't a good feeling),the traction control system (which includes a things such as a locking diff anti spin etc)gets a workout as most of the driving i do is in the rain on windy mountain roads, and with it being driven through the front wheels that makes it interesting as it only has to take your toenail to grow a fraction of an inch for it to spin the wheels on take off, luckily the electronics take over and get things under control. The steering is electric, smoothest most balanced i have felt it is light when parking and heavy when on the freeway, i have never driven anything like it (after reading the manual the steering system has some sort of hi-tech magnet system that causes it go light and heavy, neat). The car is incredibly well equipped sunroof, heated seats, dual zone climate control, bluetooth, 6 stack CD player, just to list a few. overall a very impressive package very pleased with it for sure!

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Great All Around Fwd Car — Performance wise, it's probably the most fun FWD car you could drive besides a Mini Cooper S or Acura Integra Type R. It does everything very well, nothing amazingly. Good power, but not blistering like a SRT4 or MS3. Great transmission, either the 6MT or DSG. I loved the space it has for people in the back and with the seats down, plenty of cargo room also. Build wise, it's very, very well put together and the quality of materials inside does not leave you doubting your purchase. Gets good gas MPG 26 on average of highway and city. Could be better but I have a heavy foot. It's fun to zip around in and easy to put around in also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good power, great transmission, good space for people/cargo, amazing standard features

Cons: FWD, no LSD, needs a chip to come alive (easily remedied)

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Unless You Hate Hatches, This Is The Best, And Really Only, "hot Hatch". Nice Zippy Car. — I may be biased, because I love Euro cars, and German hatches and sports cars, but there's no denying that the GTI has always had a dedicated following....and that its just a great all-around car even if you're not an enthusiast. The original MKI, the MKII, and the MKV are arguably the best of them all, (although the latest is also getting great reviews.) Its just the full package. Its not a $60k+ luxury car, or a $200k+ supercar, but a great, quick, practical and sporty compact that does everything you need it to unless you have a family of 8 or need to go off-roading. The interior is great, it doesn't feel cheap, (radio needs an upgrade though...), the handling is great even for a FWD car, and its got enough punch from a 2.0 Turbo engine. its not a gas-guzzler either. What more do I need to say?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Loved it. Practical, quick, sporty - just all around great  car. I will always be a GTI enthusiast. Only selling because I had to move to Canada. That winter weather and salt would just ruin my baby. I'll buy a Golf R next....someday. heh.

Cons: none IMO, might be too compact for some, but honestly....WAAAAAY more room than my mom's Civic or my girlfriend's Vibe GT. I might buy a 4-dr version next time just for convenience.

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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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