2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
I bought this car new all maintenance and oil and filter changes done since I bought it. I have had to replace radiator, air cond compressor, alternator, anti shudder valve, egr cooler clutch, now at 188000 miles the cam needs to be replaced plus the tappets and the vacuum pump I have spent over $7000 dollars so far on repairs not counting what this is going to cost my suggestion STAY AWAY FROM VOLKSWAGON. Had a check engine lite come on spent another $ 125.00 dollars on diagnostic tests and which I paid for and replaced another $1800.00 in parts and labor not counting the recommended parts I replaced and the check engine lite is still on the dealership will not give me the codes that the diagnostic test said was the problem. I want to take it to another dealership but they want to do another diagnostic test. Also the headliner is falling down the master door lock control has failed the passenger master door lock control switch and the rear upper brake lite has failed the noise suppressor on the inside of the hood has fallen down the resister for the heater fan has failed. The real name for dealership should be STEALERSHIP. VOLKSWAGON just does not seem to care what their dealers do.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I've replaced many parts with OEM parts, The Radiator, front axles(2), new brakes- front/back, timing belt, water pump, front airbag, turn signal led strip, 4 new tires- 65k warranty. Body has a few small dings and scrapes, leather interior is very good condition, overall a good daily driver or 2nd backup vehicle, dependable and drives great.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
Bought this 2.5 Jetta new over 32kCND in Canada in 2006. First class maintenance with VW dealer and paint looks like new. Most of the drive on Hwy and no drive on manual mode. The fact is the transmission slips at gear 3, 4 and then 2 at 192k km (120kmiles). It’ll cost too much to rebuild or replace the transmission (VW quoted over $6kCND +tax replace). I expected to run this VW 250-300k km but only 190k km. So, it’s almost no value now. It is a good looking small VW. Pro: Looks like very well made car even after 10 years. Con: Loudly drive, too much bumping on Hwy. Overall: cost, small, vibration