Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing


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2006 Highlights

Two new trim levels join the Jetta lineup for 2006: the upscale 2.0T and the sporty GLI. Both feature a 200-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and both can be equipped with VW's trick DSG direct shift gearbox. All Jettas besides the Value Edition now feature standard alloy wheels, and torso-protecting rear-seat side airbags are newly optional.


Pros

  • Powerful turbo engine, fuel-efficient TDI power plant, comfortable ride, GLI model's tight handling, rich interior materials, loads of standard safety features, excellent crash test scores, solid build quality.

Cons

  • Elevated price, bland exterior styling contradicts nameplate's youthful image.

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Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M) Platinum Gray Gray leather118,241 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 169,042 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 111,712 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen Jetta2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) 115,001 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Black Pure Beige leatherette154,842 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen Jetta2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Black
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Clean CARFAX. Black 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.5L I5 SMPI DOHC Free Car Washes for Life!, Loaner Car for Scheduled Maintenance!, 2.5L I5 SMPI DOHC. Recent Arrival! 30/22 Highway/City MPG Price excludes tax, tags, certification and processing fee. Please call our Internet Sales Department if you have any questions or to schedule a test drive.

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 Value Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M) 157,604 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM) Reflex Silver Gray leather171,825 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
List:$4,995
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M) Reflex Silver 113,605 miles
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One Owner and Clean Carfax. Low miles for the year 113k Miles...Manual! Very Clean...No mechanical issues...and runs great...Passed VA inspection... Comes with a warranty....Loaded with option such as power windows and locks, power mirrors, CD, Cruise control and a lot more...must see. Se Habla Espanol!!!

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Reflex Silver Pure Beige leatherette113,109 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen Jetta2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Wheat Beige 121,143 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaValue Edition
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Est.Loan: $82/mo
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2006 VW JETTA 121K MILES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER STEERING AUTOMATIC 2.5 LITER GAS SAVER LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT! ~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit Universal Auto Sales online at www.universalautosales.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M) Black 208,619 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Shadow Blue 91,169 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 175,811 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Shadow Blue 136,394 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M) Platinum Gray 231,190 miles
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Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Features & Specs

2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
MPG223333
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual6-speed automated manual
Fuelgasdieseldiesel
Horsepower150 hp @ 5000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    A
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


Preventative maintnance from dealership does NOT prevent big problems
The 2006 Jetta is certainly fun and comfortable to drive, but is just a big plastic peice of junk. Let's first start with the plastic bottom plate (covering the entire undercarrige of the engine). The only function I can see for this part is to deter you from changing you own oil (containing about 16 star screws).. This car has had all oil changes and inspections by dealer ON TIME.. At 63,000 miles, check engine light came on and a visit to the dealership came back with a $2000+ engine coolant system repair. $1030 for the fans and an additional $1000 for all wires, connectors, and sensors, $340 for CV boot (reportedly cracked and leaking) on front axil.
Jetta Review
I read many of the reviews on here, and I thought that some were spot on , yet others were just people that were angry or biased, yet they did not seem to understand the car well. I am not saying that every problem experienced by others were completely false. This car does have some common issues, but all cars do. I figured that I would give my own thoughts in an objective manner. I bought a used neglected 2006 jetta 2.5, and the car turned out to be a great buy. The car had 68,000 thousands miles on it, and it had a few dents big and large scratches; so I was able to get it at a huge discount that was way below blue book value, because no one else wanted her. I found out the car was losing oil, and it had a nasty rear main seal leak. I honestly thought that all hope was last, because I was not going to spend thousands of dollars to get it fixed. As a last hope, I tried STP oil stop leak, and it actually worked. The car has 100,000 miles on it now, and it still runs great. I cannot believe how well this car runs after the abuse from previous owners. I recommend that you find a good mechanic that knows Volkswagens, and I would avoid the dealer at all costs. You just have to shop around. I also recommend to not skimp on scheduled maintenance. German cars break down too. I know a lot of people that will buy VW, because they think German cars are more reliable, then they neglect the car and have problems. Make sure that you understand this car, and the type of oil that it uses before you buy it. If you are the kind of person that plans on neglecting this car, then do not buy it. If you take care of this car, then it will take care of you by offering great fuel economy. It is not special and it still needs maintenance like all others cars. My other vehicle was a range rover, and I bought this car as my gas efficient beater. I was worried that the jetta would be too small on the inside, but it is quite roomy. The car drives very quite and smooth at high speeds. You can comfortably drive long distances in this car and not even feel uncomfortable. After all, it was built for the autobahn. The main advantage of this car, is that it balances performance with fuel quality. I am not saying that it is a sport sedan, but it is not dull and lifeless like the ford focus or some of the other competitors. The leather seats and the interior are also very nice for the price of the car. The car also handled well in the snow, and I am the kind of person that is afraid to drive in the winter without all wheel drive. The main negative with this car is the poor quality paint. The paint scratches very easily, and even when it is washed gently. I am honestly afraid to wash the car because of this issue. This complaint is seen in other reviews as well. Other euro cars that I owned did not scratch as easily. The secondary issue with this car is with the lights burning out earlier than expected. Sometimes, I think this is related to road conditions, but other times I think this has to do with the design of the bulb holder. It seems that it holds the one bulb in tight, but it allows the other one to jiggle a little bit. My tertiary compliant is with the looks of the car. I am not saying that it looks bad, it is just somewhat plain and boring. The jetta drives nice and has decent performance, so it should have some nice looks to boot. It seems that the competition is aware of this, yet VW seems completely aloof. Come on VW, make make the jetta look at little meaner and cooler. After all, sex sells right?
Wonderful, wonderful car – Best I've ever owned.
I am staggered by the negative reviews, because that in no way been my experience. With 90,000 miles and counting, I have only had to replace two light bulbs and a brake master cylinder – that's everything since I bought the car in 2005.5. The highway MPGs are consistently above 35-36 without any effort. The car is incredibly comfortable and handles very well for a FWD car. I frequently take it up to the mountain for snow activities without traction tires or chains, and it takes is like a champ – trucks look stunned when I pass them effortlessly. Incredibly safe, reliable, and cheap to own and run – I'll certainly buy another one (I have my eye on a TDI SportWagen).
More About This Model

Fun. It's what's been missing from the recently redesigned Volkswagen Jetta. VW gave the car new lines, a bigger cabin and more power across the board, but somewhere along the way, the Jetta got a bit too serious. So far there have been just two models, the entry-level 2.5 and the frugal TDI.

For 2006, Volkswagen has added two more: the luxurious 2.0T and the sporty GLI. The two models cost essentially the same, and use the same turbocharged engine, but they're as different as wine and whiskey.

With its standard heated seats and optional wood trim, the 2.0T is for the someday-CEO, the Trump wannabe that just made it out of the mailroom.

In the Jetta's sensible-yet-sporty world, the GLI, with its blacked-out honeycomb grille, sport seats and a sport-tuned suspension, is for the up-and-coming rock star. It's the fun one.

Juiced-Up Jetta
Both models are front-wheel drive and use the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that's also used in the Passat as well as Audi's A3 and A4. The engine produces 200 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 207 pound-feet of torque from 1,800 to 4,700 rpm, which is more than enough grunt to make the chubby 3,300-pound 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI a relatively quick ride.

Buyers can choose between two transmissions, a six-speed manual or a six-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG). We prefer the DSG, which permits fully automatic or true manual operation. In "Drive" it's a quality automatic. In manual mode, it switches gears in a heartbeat and perfectly matches revs on every downshift. Plus, there's no clutch pedal to mess with, just a couple of well-placed steering wheel paddles.

Fuel economy is good, too, 24 city/32 highway with the manual and 25 city/31 highway with the DSG, but the 2.0-liter drinks premium.

Additional features include standard stability control, traction control and 17-inch alloy wheels. A standard sport suspension is the GLI's only real mechanical difference over the 2.0T, and the cars we drove wore optional 18-inch five-spokes with summer performance tires, also exclusive to the GLI. The resulting ride is stiff and sporty but by no means uncomfortable, much like the ride in our Audi A4 long-term car.

Looking the Part
In typical German fashion, big honking wings, spoilers and faux carbon fiber are all conspicuously absent. Instead, VW's wild child Jetta has subtle touches to denote its high-performance pedigree.

Outside, the GLI gets the black honeycomb grille accented with a red pinstripe, black lower body trim, blue tinted windows, dual stainless exhaust tips, bright red brake calipers, auto-leveling high-intensity xenon headlights, and GLI badges front and rear that replace the Jetta name completely. Two new colors are exclusive to the GLI, Salsa Red and Deep Black Metallic.

Things are just as sporty yet subtle in the cabin. All the wood and metallic trim from the standard model have been replaced with genuine aluminum. The front seats are eight-way adjustable sport buckets that are exclusive to the GLI. They offer exceptional support and comfort, even on long drives. The pedals are covered in aluminum trim with rubber grip strips for quick footwork, and the tilting and telescoping F1-style flat-bottom steering wheel is thickly padded.

Safety concerns are addressed with standard dual front, front-side, front-side curtain and rear-side curtain airbags. Rear-passenger thorax airbags, which come out of the door, are optional.

Behind the Wheel
This is not a horsepower-addled rally car like the Subaru WRX or Mitsubishi Evolution. It's fast, just not crazy-fast. VW claims the car will sprint to 60 mph in 7 seconds when equipped with the DSG transmission. That's the same time recorded by the last A3 we tested, which used the same drivetrain, and it's nearly two and a half seconds quicker than the last Jetta 2.5 we took to the track.

Instead of stoplight-to-stoplight racing, the GLI is built for high-speed cruising and occasional canyon carving. The DSG-equipped GLI we drove positively shone on the open road. The turbo four offers plenty of bottom-end torque to get things rolling, but it really shines from 4,000-6,000 rpm, where the motor sings and the turbo whines. Tip the accelerator in the engine's sweet spot and the car leaps forward.

At triple-digit speeds on an empty stretch of New Mexico highway, the GLI's interior remained quiet and its engine purred along like a happy kitten. High-speed stability was excellent.

When the road does turn, the electromechanical steering is tight and sporty, offering excellent feedback and feel. And the suspension, which has thicker antiroll bars, gives the car a hunkered-down planted feeling in the corners. Push too hard and radical understeer rears its ugly head, but the car is easy to drive quickly and much more fun than we thought it would be.

Conclusion
At $23,790, the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI's base price is only a grand less than the starting price of the Audi A3, which shares the Jetta's platform. Order the option Package 1 for $1,460, which adds a sunroof and satellite radio, and the GLI's value remains high.

But cough up $3,200 for the option Package 2, which includes the sunroof, the satellite radio, dual-zone climate control and heated leather seats, and $1,800 for the DVD navigation system, and suddenly the affordable GLI costs about the same as an equally equipped Acura TSX.

Additional options on the GLI include the DSG transmission ($875), the 18-inch wheels ($750) and the rear thorax airbags ($350). Order it all and a loaded-to-the-gills GLI comes in over $31 thou.

As much as we like to think of ourselves as rock stars, and as much as we like driving the GLI, that sounds like a lot for the Jetta.

Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Diesel, Sedan. Available styles include 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Value Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Value Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 1.9 L-liter diesel engine, with output up to 150 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed automated manual.

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Price comparisons for Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI is priced between $3,499 and $7,494 with odometer readings between 118241 and 231190 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 is priced between $2,000 and $4,995 with odometer readings between 113109 and 154842 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition is priced between $3,995 and $3,995 with odometer readings between 121143 and 121143 miles.

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