• (3.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,717$6,993
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 27-40
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen Golf

Our Take

Volkswagen's compact front-wheel-drive Golf is available only as a four-door hatchback for 2006; the two-door GL and four-door GL TDI (diesel) have been dropped. An all-new Golf is scheduled to emerge in the second quarter of 2006. Volkswagen's warranty offers bumper-to-bumper coverage ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seat adjustments
  • Final year for this generation

Notable Features

  • Four-door hatchback
  • Gasoline or diesel engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • European heritage
  • Standard side-impact and side-curtain airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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great little car

by das auto driver from Richmond, VA on April 28, 2011

I was looking for a small vehicle that was good on fuel, dependable and easy on my finances. The VW Golf fit the bill. The Golf is not just economical but it is really fun to drive. In a nutshell I no... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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