2006 Volkswagen Gti
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by from chicago on July 25, 2017

very good and fast fun to drive good gas good value good servise sporty look good brakes good spetions recaro seat very frm
very good and fast fun to drive good gas good value good servise sporty look good brakes good spetions recaro seat very frm
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Most fun I've had with a car

by from Madison, WI on June 29, 2017

But also the most head ache. I absolutely love driving this car. It's fun, it handles well, and it looks good. Only problem I have with it is it keeps breaking.
But also the most head ache. I absolutely love driving this car. It's fun, it handles well, and it looks good. Only problem I have with it is it keeps breaking.
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Overall good car

by from on April 22, 2017

I have never really had an issues other than the oil light coming on if you take a turn too fast. Very spacious for the size of the car, I'm a musician and can fit all of my personal gear easily.
I have never really had an issues other than the oil light coming on if you take a turn too fast. Very spacious for the size of the car, I'm a musician and can fit all of my personal gear easily.
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Great car IF maintained

by from Indiana on March 10, 2017

I ran my MKV 176,500 miles before a postal truck took it out. Great car as long as regular service is kept up. Big items to check are the PCV, cam follower, Diverter valve and the valve cleaning. Y...
I ran my MKV 176,500 miles before a postal truck took it out. Great car as long as regular service is kept up. Big items to check are the PCV, cam follower, Diverter valve and the valve cleaning. Youtube and some forums are a great help to keep it running for almost ever! The interior is laid out in a way that will provide all the buttons proper reach for the driver. The cool indigo blue lighting creates a soothing glow of the gauges punctuated by vivid red accents. The sound system is simple one of the best sounding stock setups I have witnessed and provides ample bass for those booty shaking times that overtake even the most conservative driver. The large cargo area provided surplus room to carriage even the most plus sized sundry items. The car has the speed and pose of a wild African cat, surging at the sight of open highways. This car truly was magnificently engineered to be the ideal fusion of man, machine, and road.
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All The Car An Enthusiast Needs

by from MD on March 8, 2017

As a lifelong enthusiast, I spent literally years obsessing about what my first new car out of college would be. When I graduated in 2005 my options were narrowed to the new MkV GTI and Civic Si. Both...
As a lifelong enthusiast, I spent literally years obsessing about what my first new car out of college would be. When I graduated in 2005 my options were narrowed to the new MkV GTI and Civic Si. Both wonderful, but I was in love the first time I felt the smooth surge of torque from the turbocharged engine. The refinement and interior quality only made the decision easier. Over ten years and 230k miles later, it has been my faithful daily commuter, weekend back road bomber, and hauler of my now three sons. Sure it's cramped with three kids and no room for mom but it hits well above its weight in terms of practicality. I have used it to move several times and it never fails to amaze me with the amount of stuff the hatch can swallow. Maintenance has been expensive but it has never left me stranded. Not once. I love driving it to this day, and will be quite sad to see it go when the time comes... In all likelihood to be replaced by another GTI. I couldn't have chosen a more perfect car for me and I can't recommend it enough.
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Amazing car!

by from on March 23, 2016

I have a 2006 vw gti mk4 1.8t. I have put a K04 turbo and have it currently at stage 2 tuning. I have had this car for about a year now and it is the best car I have ever owned. Plenty of room and pow...
I have a 2006 vw gti mk4 1.8t. I have put a K04 turbo and have it currently at stage 2 tuning. I have had this car for about a year now and it is the best car I have ever owned. Plenty of room and power!
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It was love at first sight...

by from Ann Arbor, MI on January 25, 2013

I bought my 06 GTI in 2009 and to be honest, I couldn't have picked a better car. I bought it with 80k on it and now I'm up to 150k with zero issues. Expensive to maintain? Not at all, much like a dom...
I bought my 06 GTI in 2009 and to be honest, I couldn't have picked a better car. I bought it with 80k on it and now I'm up to 150k with zero issues. Expensive to maintain? Not at all, much like a domestic car you can take it to any of your local mechanics and they will work on it without hesitation. The most I have noticed is maybe a 10% increase in price but only when buying from an import shop. I push my car pretty hard and often run it through its paces, this car never lets up. Only upkeep I've had to do is the typical oil, tires, brake and annual stuff like a trans flush at 130k. I live in Michigan and it has surprised me time and again by tackling snowy country roads without hesitation. This car pushes most of its weight on the front axle, allowing extremely reasonable traction in any situation. I drive roughly 30k miles a year and this car is fantastic on gas mileage, I average roughly 33 mpg when I'm on a long trip. Don't be fooled by individuals who claim VW is overpriced, I have gotten far better value out of this car than any domestic competitor, no exceptions. If you want to compare it to a WRX or an Evo, take notice of the overall package. Evo may be faster but is really just a amazing drivetrain on a cheap platform. WRX is awesome but lacks the comfort of a daily commuter. If you want more power simply purchase a APR tune for $600 and you will up 35 hp/ 40 fpt! I absolutely love this car and will be purchasing a Golf R in a few months, VW has made a life long customer out of me.
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by from orlando fl on October 25, 2012

is very good car i love it ,if you looking for used the volfswagen gti is very good choise good bye .....
is very good car i love it ,if you looking for used the volfswagen gti is very good choise good bye .....
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No Complaints

by from Chicago, IL on June 20, 2012

2006 GTI 2.0 turbo with leather and DSG transmission: 67K miles and counting. Favorite car I have owned and I've been driving for 18 years. It's fast, fun, fuel efficient, comfortable and handles amaz...
2006 GTI 2.0 turbo with leather and DSG transmission: 67K miles and counting. Favorite car I have owned and I've been driving for 18 years. It's fast, fun, fuel efficient, comfortable and handles amazing. And for all you manual shifting purists out there, don't knock the DSG until you try it. It shifts way faster and smoother than a manual and your leg won't fall off from sitting in bumper to bumper traffic all day like i do. No reliability concerns what so ever. Bottom line, keep up with the scheduled maintenance and this car will last you for many many years. What cost of service??? All newer model year vehicles have a high cost of service these days so what do you expect...
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Solid Car...but not for the budget conscious

by from Cincinnati on May 1, 2012

I love the car, and I'd love it more if it were not always something - and somethings on a VW are expensive to fix. Let's say if you are budget conscious don't buy - but if you almost every repair be...
I love the car, and I'd love it more if it were not always something - and somethings on a VW are expensive to fix. Let's say if you are budget conscious don't buy - but if you almost every repair beyond routine maintenance costing 6500+ so for it. The DSG is pricey to maintain every 40K - and the dealer charges like $$750 for that service. I also got lucky at about that the catalytic converter failed at 40K and covered by emissions warranty. No one was able to diagnose the tattle tale rattle at the dealership until it has driven me insane. Imagine paying for that like $1200 installed. I'm told the water pump replacement cost like $1100...get my point? The interior plastic parts at six years are becoming to have the paint flake off of them - even though vehicle is garaged. Fred
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