2006 Golf

Consumer Reviews

2006 Volkswagen Golf

$1,147 - $6,679  MSRP Range
2006 Volkswagen Golf

Review Score

3.4 out of 5 stars

3.4

7 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.9 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.9 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

great little car

by das auto driver from Richmond, VA on Thu Apr 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 now know what the German?s meant by ?Fahrvergnugen.?

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very good build quality...

by BuddyW from Philadelphia, PA on Sat Feb 24 2007

I was impressed with the test drive... and now, 5000 miles later I'm still impressed. Only one reason to make a trip back to dealer, that for a minor speedometer error correction. Build quality and design quality is first rate... solid feeling and top shelf materials used throughout. Price is pretty good in direct comparison, but it is very good when comparing features. The number of airbags especially can account for $2-3 thousand in price compared to much of the competition.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

My 2003 VW Golf

by Jazz piano player, mountainbiker. from Providence, Rhode Island on Wed Jun 21 2006

The interior is excellent. Very euro, sporty and smart. The seats could be longer and tilt more but I can't complain. They are still the best seats I have tried so far in the compact arena. It sounds great, looks great and handles great, and has plenty of power without the straining lawnmower engine noise of some other gas saver compacts. It is really fun to drive and you almost feel like your in a porsche like cockpit. At least I do. After only 2 months with this car I am now a VW fan. It is a classy little car and as a bonus the seats fold down, or you can remove them and have lots of cargo space. A porsche with cargo space. Gotta love it.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

ex onwer

by sotiris from on Thu Apr 22 2010

this car need a set of summer tires and if you know the way to drive manual is the perfect little car . i love it

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

worst new vw I owned and that is my third one.

by VW owner from Phoenix, AZ on Sun Feb 04 2007

At 200 miles the car died and had to be towed in. The dealer claimed a faulty fuel filter/valve and wrong fuel pump installation. At 600 miles, the front end noises, from clunking to CV joint noises, which the dealer could not determine the cause, however they tightened things up and changed transmission fluid. At 2000 miles the sunroof started it's rattle, they took it apart and put it back together with some additional sound proofing material. Then, and that is the biggest problem for which I want VW USA to take their car back, the right rear passenger door hits the C pillar causing heavy gauging of the frame and the hatchback door does not line up with the quarter panel on the same side of that door. Their fix and for the third time, and it is still not fixed, was to hammer away on the frame and the door to drive them apart! Very dissatisfied with this vehicle and will not buy a VW product again.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does not recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

junk!

by disappointed car buyer from Honolulu, HI on Sun Sep 06 2009

I bought my 2006 Golf new. Less than 2 years after I bought it the car started having problems. The car jerks when shifting automatically inbetween 2nd and 3rd gears. It has been in the shop 7 times for this problem and it hasn't been solved yet. I want VW to buy the car back but they won't.

2 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Decent car

by Jacobsmith34 from Boone, NC on Mon Oct 15 2018

I bought this when my 1989 Isuzu kicked the can from a used lot. I believe this car was a lemon since it broke down the day I drove off the lot. But since then, it is fairly dependable other than tiny things breaking. My biggest complaint is how most mechanics freak out when they have to work on it and typically drastically over charge ($300 for a catalytic converter, $900 for clutch, $700 for brakes,etc). If you know how to work on it, or have a good mechanic, this car is great because it's really fun to drive and gets great mpg

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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