2006 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: Badge Snob Beater

2006 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By N. Hansen on


2006 Volkswagen GTI New 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Having had four Audis in a row, the last being a TT, I considered the A3 as my next car. After test driving the A3, then the GTI, the GTI won me over. I should explain that I do not need four doors. As you know, the engines are exactly the same HP and torque. However, the GTI is much sportier, seems faster, and the exhaust growl above 3,000 RPMs is pure music. It is not loud or obnoxious, just powerful sounding (sort of like a VW R32). Lastly, I saved about $5,000 over by going with the VW.

Best Features

This car is powerful, handles very well, is fun to drive, and comfortable. It provides a very good combination of fun and practicality. Also, the backseat room is excellent, as noted by a 6'-4" observer.

Worst Features

It needs to have more interior color options. You can get any interior color carpeting as long as it is black. Copy Audi's intuitive driver's information format.
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