2006 Volkswagen Jetta User Reviews

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    2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review
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    Besides The Taillights, What's Not To Like? — I love this car... enough that I bought one after the test drive. It's an excellent car for the price and makes you feel as if you spent more. The engine is lively (do NOT drive the 2.0T FSI engine and then drive the 2.5 if you can afford the 2.0T but are trying to be fuel efficient... it just won't happen!), the car drives so well that you look forward to it in any weather, and the interior features are well appointed. For the gearheads, yes, there's a bit of turbo lag, but it's probably the least I've noticed in any turbo. And of course, as a front wheel drive, there's some understeer, but once again barely noticeable. Also, the trunk is huge... I have friends look in the trunk, then look at the car from the outside again and ask where the space comes from. Well, while I absolutely love my car, I do have some minor quibbles. First, The european jettas have much more attractive LED taillights. I believe that should be an option here in the states. Also, I wish there was a more "a'la carte" method of choosing options. The difference between package 1 (@$1500-1800) and package 2 (@$3000-3500) is huge, and there were a few things in package 2 I didn't want. Finally, for the gearheads once again, there's no launch control on the '06 GLI/GTIs, though you can get your car flashed to have it if you're willing to give VW another $500-600 of your money. Overall, I think this is an excellent car. Right price, right features and right level of fun for almost anyone. It's so fun, after switching cars with my dad for a week he almost refused to give it back... he was telling me he'd "let" me have his ML 320 so I could have more space for my family and he'd just find a way to manage with my car... nice try, dad!!!

    Owner for 1 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:9,500

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    2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T Review
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    A Beauty To Drive And Own. — Fast, drives very good. Computer chip changes the gear very fast. I got the car with 18K original miles and not it has little over 41K miles. All service done at Hillside Imports. It's where the car was originally done at. It also has an ipod dock as well.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love the car. Real head turner, to be honest.

    Cons: Really no cons on this car.

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    2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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    Great Car — this car is great.Rides very comfy. The only thing that is a dislike is the vibration as you engage and disengage the clutch. I have just installed a set of michelin x ice snow tires!!!! this car is really quite fun to drive and handles very good. The coolest thing is when you turn your lights on at night the display is great!!!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: quality and fuel

    Cons: nothing

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    Very Good Econamy And Family Car — PERFORMANCE: prettty good 4 a 4cylinder, brakeing is great, handling a little jerky in the fast corners BUILD QUALITY: you no the thing needs a couple of tweaks here and there but great and makes little noise whiile going fast APPERANCE: great looking car inside and out COST OF OWNERSHIP: doesnt cost that much FUN FACTOR: fun 2 drive very fast car for the size and engine

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: things fast 4 a 4 cylinder deisil

    Cons: sometimes it brakes

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    2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review
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    Great German Engineering At An Affordable Price. — I bought the car new in May 2006. I now have 185,000 kms on it and I have not had a single repair other that routine maintenance. I have replaced a few bulbs, the serpentine belt at 150,000 kms and rear brakes at 95,000 kms. The front brakes are still original and have 1/4" of pad left. The car is still as tight as the day I drove it off the dealer lot. I would not change one thing on this car. I get an average 1,000 kms per tank (55 litre). The original Bridgestone tires lasted 92,000 kms and I switched to Nokian WRG2 that now have 93,000 kms. They are due for replacement this fall. These are winter tires that you drive all year long so I don't have to have a second set. This is by far the best car I have ever owned and I am planning to keep it as long as I can. The VW mechanics all say that it is now just "broken-in" and I believe them.

    Pros: Tight as a drum at 185,000 kms, excellent handling, reliable, comfortable, economical and safe.

    Cons: Nothing

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Excellent By Mannyhutch

    Great daily driver, very good on gas, reliable, comfortable, this is a car that any person that has a long daily commute will enjoy, best part is going to the gas pump and not spending too much to fil... Read More

    Great Daily Driver For The People Who Enjoy Driving By dustan

    Overall a great car, I enjoy every drive. The car is comfortable and efficient all while being completely sexy. The car can get out of its own way well and it a blast to drive at highway speeds. The a... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Love Our Jetta By chuckcars

    This is our go to town car. Had it 2 years. Changes the oil, free at dealer, and no trouoble. except for inability to change the clock time this year. Now for a trip to the dealer since it is still in... Read More

    Very Happy With Car By Jcar

    Super pleased with economy - I drive mostly highway, mostly 75-80 mph and average over 40 mpg. This is reason I bought the car - as I drive 120 miles to/from work. Great stereo, nice comfort, ve... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2012 Vw Jetta By Will

    Amazing car! Fun to drive around for daily commutes and even better for long road trips with good friends. I have driven this car through the best and worst weather conditions and it has kept powering... Read More

    Decent Car For A Decent Price By lemoffett

    I loved that this car was under $20k brand new. I also liked that it came with black interior for a white car. The best thing about this car was that all windows rolled up/down with one click. I went ... Read More

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2011 Vw Jetta Review By Hauk

    This model - the SEL - is loaded with navigation and all the other amenities including bluetooth, heated seats, the only thing it's missing is a back up camera Great car for the value. It has that so... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

    Great Student Car By Ginese1

    This car was the perfect pick for my daughter, she learned to drive with my Volvo SUV, then my Passat. These were a little big for her and harder to navigate parking situations. I surprised her with... Read More

    Great Value By Jonesb930

    Overall I am happy that I purchased this car. I am at 100K and ready to trade it in but have been hesitating since it was such a great car overall. I have driven a newer model Passat during the last s... Read More

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