Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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.

Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2006
127,850 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006
136,422 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
List$4,500
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
118,319 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
List$6,994
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006
118,000 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
GLI
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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WE DO GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL%2521%2521%2521%2521%2521 PRICE EXCLUDES PROCESSING FEE OF %2524149.OO. %28%28%28---%26gt; CARPLEX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISPRINT ON FEATURES EQUIPMENT PRICE ETC. %26lt;--- %29%29%29. WE ARE LOCATED AT 9131 ANTIQUE WAY MANASSAS VA 20110. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.THERE IS NOT ANY FREIGHT OR DESTINATION CHARGES ON ANY VEHICLE. BUY OR SELL YOUR VEHICLE HERE. 15 MINUTES PURCHASE AND DELIVERY PROCESS. ALL VEHICLES ARE VIRGINIA INSPECTED AND COMES WITH THREE MONTHS %283000 MILES%29 NATIONWIDE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE. WE ARE OPEN MON.-SAT. 10%3A00am-8%3A00pm AND SUN. 11%3A00am-5%3A00pm. AUTOCHECK REPORT IS AVAILABLE APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN Grille Color - Chrome,�_< Air Filtration,�_< Armrests - Rear Center With Pass-Thru,�_< Floor Mat Material - Carpet,�_< Floor Mats - Front,�_< Floor Mats - Rear,�_< Front Air Conditioning,�_< Rear Vents - Second Row,�_< Shift Knob Trim - Leather,�_< Steering Wheel Trim - Leather,�_< Cargo Area Light,�_< Cruise Control,�_< Cupholders,�_< Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry,�_< Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release,�_< Power Outlet%28S%29 - Front,�_< Power Steering,�_< Reading Lights - Front,�_< Retained Accessory Power,�_< Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic,�_< Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio,�_< Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Paddle Shifter,�_< Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone,�_< Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks,�_< Storage - Door Pockets,�_< Storage - Grocery Bag Holder,�_< Storage - Seatback,�_< Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc,�_< Front Struts - Macpherson,�_< Rear Brake Type - Disc,�_< Abs - 4-Wheel,�_< Electronic Brakeforce Distribution,�_< Front Suspension Classification - Independent,�_< Rear Stabilizer Bar,�_< Rear Suspension Classification - Independent,�_< Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link,�_< Stability Control,�_< Traction Control,�_< Gauge - Tachometer,�_< Clock,�_< Compass,�_< External Temperature Display,�_< In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc,�_< Radio - Am/Fm,�_< Speed Sensitive Volume Control,�_< Trip Computer,�_< Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level,�_< Daytime Running Lights,�_< Front Fog Lights,�_< Headlight Cleaners,�_< Headlights - Auto Delay Off,�_< Headlights - Hid/Xenon,�_< Headlights - Self-Leveling,�_< Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside,�_< Tire Type - Performance,�_< Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch,�_< Wheel Locks - Front And Rear,�_< Power Windows - Remotely Operated,�_< Window Defogger - Rear,�_< Front Wipers - Intermittent,�_< Active Head Restraints - Dual Front,�_< Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger,�_< Anti-Theft System - Alarm,�_< Anti-Theft System - Audio Security System,�_< Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer,�_< Child Safety Door Locks,�_< Child Seat Anchors,�_< Emergency Interior Trunk Release,�_< Front Airbags - Dual,�_< Power Door Locks,�_< Side Airbags - Front,�_< Side Curtain Airbags - Front,�_< Side Mirror Adjustments - Power,�_< Side Mirrors - Heated,�_< Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals,�_< Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 8,�_< Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height,�_< Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar,�_< Front Headrests - 2,�_< Front Headrests - Adjustable,�_< Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 8,�_< Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Height,�_< Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar,�_< Rear Headrests - 3,�_< Rear Headrests - Adjustable,�_< Rear Seat Type - Bench,�_< Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point,�_< Upholstery - Cloth
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
73,000 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5 PZEV
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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This Volkswagen JETTA 2.5 One Owner Low Miles is an excellent value for the money and is priced to move! It is a one-owner vehicle in great condition. The title records confirm this. Yes, the odometer does read only 73,000 miles, and is guaranteed accurate, which means this JETTA 2.5 One Owner Low Miles is one really great deal. If you are a non-smoker then you don&#39;t have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. We here at Best Auto of Manassas INC want to make sure our customers are satisfied, so before we sell a vehicle it must complete our MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. We know safety is key for purchasing a vehicle. We also know that this vehicle has never been in any kind of wreck. We know the importance of a powerful engine for those tough jobs. This Volkswagen JETTA 2.5 One Owner Low Miles is equipped with a 2.5L 5 cyl engine to help you complete all of the tough jobs. Under the hood of this vehicle rests a fuel efficient 2.5L 5 cyl engine that works to keep your wallet closed. You will love the feel of the sports tuned suspension as you cruise gracefully through even the toughest of twists and turns. One thing we can assure you of is that pampered luxury is what this ride is all about. Compared with other vehicle&#39;s out there, you will not find another better equipped Volkswagen JETTA 2.5 One Owner Low Miles at the price we are offering. We have checked and double checked the mechanics of this vehicle to make sure it is perfect. Completely free of any door dings or scratches, you will have a hard time telling this one from new. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a &#39;white glove&#39; test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. At Best Auto of Manassas INC, we secure your confidence by running a CARFAX report on every vehicle. We take great pride in being a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. We can assure you that every car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a CARFAX history report. Check out the included CARFAX report which shows this vehicle to be a one-owner vehicle. Be sure to ask us about our optional extended warranty packages that are available and at very affordable prices. Call us now to find out how our GUARANTEED FINANCING program will put you in this ride today! Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. The price we have set is way below BLUE BOOK, so it definitely won&#39;t last long. With amazing deals at Best Auto of Manassas INC, you will be sure to drive away smiling. We are conveniently located near Nokesville. Runs and drives great! Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car!
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
121,592 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.0T
List$4,465
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Gray 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T FWD 6-Speed Automatic with DSG 2.0L I4 FSI Turbocharged Recent Arrival! 31/25 Highway/City MPG Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Caspian Auto Motors of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle..
Volkswagen Jetta 2006
115,762 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$4,250
Est.Loan: $87/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
171,825 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
AutoTrend & Trucks
53.6 mi away
List$3,599
Est.Loan: $74/mo
Great Deal!Great Deal!
$99 Below Market
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One look at this one and you will just know, this is your ride. For you non-smokers out there, VA STATE INSPECTED. READY TO GO. Carfax available. We provide free carfax report. Carfax certified . Please feel free to ask question. If you need Carfax we will email it to you. Without a shred of doubt, we guarantee that this vehicle's foundation has not been compromised by any structural damage. 2 previous owners only. Trades are well-come regardless of year, model ,miles or condition. We WELL-COME every one. The paint has some slight scratches. The interior is clean and in good condition. The exterior is clean and in good condition. This vehicle has no previous collision damage. The transmission shifts very smoothly. The brakes are in great condition.
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
128,354 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
List$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$138 Below Market
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4D Sedan, Heatable Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Remote keyless entry, SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Clean CARFAX. 30/22 Highway/City MPG At Mazda Volkswagen of Fredericksburg, a Huber Motor Cars company, we have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Drivers from Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia areas agree. Come See Us Today! We truly appreciate your business and the trust you place in us. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
99,826 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5 PZEV
List$6,611
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Platinum Gray 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 Package 1 FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.5L I5 SMPI DOHC Fully Detailed, 2.5L I5 SMPI DOHC, Anthracite w/Leatherette Seating Surfaces.Hurry in quick this car won't last long at this price. Odometer is 21381 miles below market average! 30/22 Highway/City MPG
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
158,002 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5 PZEV
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006
140,956 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
163,053 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
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Clean CARFAX. Reflex Silver Metallic 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI FWD 5-Speed Manual 1.9L I4 TDI SOHC 1.9L I4 TDI SOHC. Recent Arrival%2521 41/36 Highway/City MPG %2AYour additional costs are sales tax,�_< tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered,�_< any dealer-installed options %28if applicable%29 and a %2524299 dealer processing fee %28not required by law%29. Prices are subject to change,�_< and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information,�_< we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. 6.5J x 16%2522 Alloy Wheels,�_<Fully Reclining Front Bucket Seats,�_<Leatherette Seating Surfaces,�_<AM/FM w/In-Dash 6-Disc Changer/MP3 Readable,�_<4-Wheel Disc Brakes,�_<Air Conditioning,�_<Electronic Stability Control,�_<Front Bucket Seats,�_<Front Center Armrest,�_<Tachometer,�_<ABS brakes,�_<AM/FM radio,�_<Adjustable head restraints%3A driver and passenger w/tilt,�_<Anti-whiplash front head restraints,�_<Brake assist,�_<Bumpers%3A body-color,�_<CD player,�_<Driver door bin,�_<Driver vanity mirror,�_<Dual front impact airbags,�_<Dual front side impact airbags,�_<Four wheel independent suspension,�_<Front anti-roll bar,�_<Front reading lights,�_<Heated door mirrors,�_<Illuminated entry,�_<MP3 decoder,�_<Occupant sensing airbag,�_<Outside temperature display,�_<Overhead airbag,�_<Overhead console,�_<Panic alarm,�_<Passenger door bin,�_<Passenger vanity mirror,�_<Power door mirrors,�_<Power driver seat,�_<Power steering,�_<Power windows,�_<Radio data system,�_<Rear anti-roll bar,�_<Rear seat center armrest,�_<Rear window defroster,�_<Remote keyless entry,�_<Security system,�_<Speed control,�_<Speed-sensing steering,�_<Split folding rear seat,�_<Telescoping steering wheel,�_<Tilt steering wheel,�_<Traction control,�_<Turn signal indicator mirrors,�_<Variably intermittent wipers,�_<10 Speakers
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
171,347 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
205,000 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
TDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
150,000 miles
Used 2006
Volkswagen Jetta
2.5
Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2006 Volkswagen Jetta offers a near ideal balance between ride and handling. This, along with its premium cabin materials and long features list, makes it one of our top recommendations to small-car buyers.

vehicle overview

The Volkswagen Jetta has always been one of our favorites. Like many cars conceived in Germany, the Jetta possesses an uncanny ability to keep the driver in touch with every undulation and irregularity on the road without sacrificing comfort. VW's small car can no longer be grouped with economy cars like the Civic and Corolla in terms of price, but it hasn't lost any of its appeal with U.S. buyers, thanks to a long list of standard features at every trim level, as well as stylish, comfortable cabins replete with high-quality materials and the signature VW blue and red nighttime illumination.

Volkswagen has kept its top seller fresh with continual upgrades: the introduction of the marvelous 1.8T engine for 2000; the arrival of a wagon version and a sport suspension option for 2001; and the return of the GLI sedan for enthusiast-type drivers in 2002. For 2004, a new and more powerful 1.9-liter TDI power plant debuted. The TDI promises to offer all the economic pluses of a diesel along with comparable power and refinement to VW's gasoline engines. An all-new VW Jetta arrived midyear in 2005, and although it's a better car in every way, it lacks the cool factor of the previous-generation Jetta. Regardless, the new Jetta is a leap forward in refinement, handling, power and value. The addition of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four for 2006 means even greater levels of performance, and the return of the GLI model brings a little excitement back to the Jetta lineup. If you're looking for a car that's small but not too small, not to mention safe, refined and well equipped, the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta deserves consideration.

Trim levels & features

The Volkswagen Jetta sedan is available in Value Edition, 2.5, TDI, 2.0T and GLI trim levels. The Value Edition sedan comes with 15-inch wheels, air conditioning, a 10-speaker CD stereo with MP3 compatibility, cruise control and power windows, mirrors and locks. The 2.5 adds upgraded interior trim and alloy wheels. The TDI is equipped much like the 2.5, while the 2.0T adds a 16-inch wheels, a sunroof, 115-volt power outlet and heated seats. The sporty GLI boasts 17-inch wheels, a firmer suspension, bi-xenon headlamps, color-keyed body cladding and sport bucket seats. Options include a navigation system, leather upholstery, power seats, automatic climate control, a six-disc CD changer and, on the GLI only, 18-inch wheels.

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.

Performance & mpg

Value Edition and 2.5 models come with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder with 150 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The TDI has a 1.9-liter diesel four that makes 100 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque while getting up to 42 mpg. The 2.0T and GLI feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 200 hp. A five-speed manual is standard on the Value Edition, 2.5 and TDI, while the 2.0T and GLI feature a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic is available on all models. The automatic in the TDI, 2.0T and GLI is VW's DSG direct shift gearbox. A manual transmission by definition, the DSG removes the clutch pedal, and places it under the control of computer chips and hydraulic servos. When left in auto mode, it's as smooth and hassle-free as any conventional automatic. When shifted manually, the DSG offers quick, precise gear changes.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes, seat-mounted side airbags for front occupants and full-length head curtain airbags are standard across the line. Stability control is either standard or optional, depending on the model. Seat-mounted side airbags for rear passengers are optional. In NHTSA crash testing, the VW Jetta received four stars for driver and passenger protection in frontal impacts, and five stars for front and rear seat protection in side impacts. The IIHS rated the VW Jetta "Good" (its highest rating) after conducting its offset frontal-impact crash test. The sedan also aced the side-impact test conducted by the IIHS.

Driving

Out on the road, the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta manages to provide both comfortable ride quality and agile handling. Though not as edgy as the previous Jetta, the current model has a rock-solid feel with a surprisingly quiet ride. Acceleration is acceptable with all of the engines, but our favorite is the smooth and potent turbo four. This engine is most enjoyable in the GLI sedan, which has a taut suspension to back it up.

Interior

The Jetta's cabin is filled with high-quality materials and assembled with care. Even the base Value Edition model has an upscale flair with comfortable seating and tasteful trim. A tall roofline gives the front seat a spacious feel. Headroom is a little tight in the rear, but there's ample legroom for adults. Trunk capacity measures 16 cubic feet.


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Jetta Review
sskk,04/27/2011
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?
Preventative maintnance from dealership does NOT prevent big problems
anatomix,07/29/2011
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.
Wonderful, wonderful car – Best I've ever owned.
nick_89,01/17/2013
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).
Audi for VW price
epic_sandwich,01/06/2012
This car is incredible. A true sleeper, the turbo motor responds well to simple mods (intake, downpipe, tune) but has plenty of power stock. The 6-spd is one of the best I've rowed thru. The interior just oozes luxury like a high-end Audi. The steering feel (and the wheel) is phenomenal. Brakes are great. The handling is the best- fling this family sedan into a corner and it will throw the apex into a headlock, it's incredible. Comes standard with all the luxury options but you can't option extra like phone Bluetooth, pwr seats, etc. Still an awesome deal and a true sleeper!
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
100 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
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: Jetta Sedan, Jetta Diesel. 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 5M), 2.5 PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and GLI 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).

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