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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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2006 Mkv Gti —

*Performance is fairly good. Acceleration with the DSG transmission is pretty good, and the brakes do a decent job of bring the car to a halt. Handling is very good, given the high ride height and stance on the car. *The build quality is... typical Volkswagen. You'll have plenty of rattles [as I did], though some of them seemed to have worked or worn themselves out. The dealership I bought the car from "cannot find" the TSB for the subframe bolt issue. The subframe bolts stretch over time and cause a loud CREAK when changing directions. Sure doesn't inspire confidence. *The appearance of the GTI looks much better now that I ditched the ugly honeycomb grilles & red grille stripe for a Golf GT conversion [painted gloss black]. That german paint isn't as 'high quality' as some lead you to believe. *Cost is a tad high. It's a Volkswagen, not a BMW or Mercedes. Fuel economy is so-so, high 20s/low 30s. The leather interior [which mine does not have] is nice, but pricey. Most people I speak with prefer the Interlagos plaid. * I think the car is fun to drive... as in just drive one, don't own one. If you're an enthusiast that doesn't mind his car making noises or having little issues that would drive any sane person nuts, you've found your new car. If you're a person who views their car as another appliance in your life, go look at a Mini Cooper.

Pros: Fun to drive, DSG trans is farily good, decent fuel economy [on 93 octane], low end torque.

Cons: Dealer network & knowledge is BAD, DSG trips itself up frequently, TSBs not getting fixed [thanks to knowledgeless dealers], modifications [if desired] are expensive and *can* cause more problems.

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2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review
Gabriel says:
vs2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback worse.
"More hp stock 200 vs 180"

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

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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

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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KSF9W

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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