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2006 Volkswagen GTI

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Brazil

2006 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 193 Ratings for the 2006 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.5/10

Lemon lemon lemon

By on Thursday, August 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive (when it works)"

Cons: "Many repairs, and always expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"One issue after another. It is literally ALWAYS something with this car. I have never had a car that is so unreliable and that needs so many (always expensive) repairs. In the last 4000 miles we've shelled out over $2500 in repairs. In 4000 miles! This is the second VW that has left me stranded in the middle of nowhere on a road trip. Never again."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

fun, fast, reliable

By on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "quick fast agile nimble efficient maintainable"

Cons: "few electrical issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i love this car. i'm 24 , I've have had this car for almost 5 years, and talk about it as if i were a middle aged man reminiscing on his mustang he had in college. It's as agile as it is efficient. If you're looking for a car that you can get cheap horsepower out of without the sacrifice of MPG, the GTI is the car for you. The ride is almost too comfortable and the car is heavily over engineered. I would recommend this car even to my worst enemy."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great little car

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling is amazing. Seating position is perfect."

Cons: "Depreciation is a little high."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Not the highest horsepower sports coupe, but also not the priciest. The turbocharged 200-HP engine and perfect gear ratios make it a very quick car. There's virtually no turbo lag. I think it's great value for the money. Still has contemporary looks. I prefer the manual trans' over the DSG. The standard seating is very supportive and grippy. The HID headlamps make for great forward vision. Overall, a great little car. I'd buy another one except that I need a larger vehicle now."

17 people out of 26 found this review helpful

first and last

By on Saturday, April 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great fuel economy"

Cons: "$$$ to maintain,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This is a pocket personality car $$$ expensive to own and maintain. This is a great summer car but cannot handle the Ohio winters and roads. This was my 1st VW and it will be my last."

7 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Awesome GTI

By on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great value, great experience, a lot of mods avail"

Cons: "horrible speakers"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love my GTI. I have been a VW nut my whole life, but only have owned older beetles and eurovans. I absolutely LOVE this car! The engine has power and the handling is great. I let a buddy of mine drive my car (because I had a couple beers) and he absolutely loves it."

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Great road-holding car!

By on Thursday, March 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great handling and ultimate utility; I regularly car-top my bikes and kayaks to mtns. and rivers. Excellent MPG and hi-performance too. Super reliable. What more could you want?!"

7 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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