2006 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: The Black Pearl has Sunk!

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The Black Pearl has Sunk!
By Black Pearl on


2006 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


My vehicle was damaged on delivery, it had a chip in the windshield, scratches in the paint, and bodyside moldings were damaged, but it was one of the last 5A, cloth, non-sunroof (headroom), Black/Black GTI's left, and since I drive a lot, I wanted a fun factor with economy and power. Then the car developed a body flex which turned out to be a bad hinge in the door. Then it developed rattles in the dashboard and now the rotors pulse and vibrate when stopping. It is a cool car, but I am afraid I have to give it back to VW (Lemon Law) just after 7,000 miles. Too bad, the kids loved daddy's "Turbo." The dealer staff has been pleasant, it's not their fault that this car was made defective.

Best Features

I like the exterior styling, turbo power, handling, and fuel economy.

Worst Features

The stereo needs major improvements, build quality, lack of neat storage, coin holder/ashtray in a bad place, lack of better info on dash display like compass, temp, etc. like the 2007
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