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2006 Volkswagen Jetta
2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Available Price Range $2,566-$9,110 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26-38 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

Halfway through the 2005 model year, Volkswagen launched a redesigned Jetta. For 2006, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 200 horsepower is available. Additional engine choices include a 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder and a diesel four-cylinder. For 2006, a new Jetta GLI powere... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance at higher elevations
  • Engine noise when accelerating
  • Difficult manual seat adjustment

Notable Features

  • Gasoline or diesel power
  • Manual or automatic
  • New GLI performance model
  • Six standard airbags


Our Expert Reviews

When Volkswagen launched its redesigned Jetta more than a year ago in the United States, the car and the company seemed to walk away from their core constituency of younger buyers.The new Jetta is bigger, flashier and more expensive -- lots more expensive. Our test model, a 2006 Jetta 2.0T, had a bottom line of $29,965.SHE: As we were in the middle of driving the 2006 Jetta, VW announced that i... Read full review for the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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by InLuvWithMyDiesel from Augusta, KS on April 26, 2010

The Jetta 2006 TDI model is a wonderful car! It is feature-packed and has no major flaws. I owned a 2002 model with 180,000 miles before I replaced it with this 2006. Neither vehicle needed any major ... Read Full Review


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