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By enviro_freak
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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I had an '03 VW diesel wagon that was crashed to the point it was not repairable. The fact that everybody in the car was safe was the main reason that I bought this car ('06 VW TDI sedan - no more wagons for '06!?. The second reason was the fuel economy. The torque/power at takeoff is great and the car is fun to drive. The resale of these cars (diesel, TDI engine) is amazing. Even without the government subsidized tax credits, this car is a much better purchase than the hybrids, such as a Prius.


Best Features

The good fuel economy, diesel engine 6-Disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, good passing power at 60 MPH, and the sense of community at TDIclub.


Worst Features

Make the car available as a wagon again with roof rails!


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Back to Diesel
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By john a miller
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


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This car's power and responsiveness are remarkable. Its styling is classy for small car. Its economy is as advertised. It has unexpected roominess and comfort. VW maxed-out the design of the interior. My first car was VW Beetle and last a BMW, VW has me back.


Best Features

The interior room and appointments and quiet engine with great efficiency. this car actually looks good on the road with the 17" wheels.


Worst Features

The locking system is unpredictable and often requires multiple activations to open rear doors. The navigation system is almost completely unworkable.


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45 MPG at the speed of diesel
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By Greg
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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The Jetta TDI is just a fantastic car. It's fun to drive, insanely reliable, easy to maintain, and well equipped. Since it's a TDI, the gas mileage is out of this world!


Best Features

The diesel engine, the in dash 6 disc CD changer, and the German engineered feel on the road.


Worst Features

None


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I Got a Lemon
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By Tim Maynard
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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This car has had nothing but problems since day one. First the bolts holding the door panels on fell out of the passenger’s rear door. Second, I have had a rough Idle that VW is unable to fix since about 5,000 miles. I turned in the BBB and they said it wasn't a serious enough problem even though is has been around for 20,000 miles, and five months. Next I opened my trunk one day and water came pouring out of my trunk lid, bad seal around rear light. Lastly and most dangerous, I rear-end another car and caused almost $8,000 in damage to the car and the air bags did not deploy. Luckily I was not hurt. The front impact sensor was destroyed, as well as many other parts. Don't buy this car!


Worst Features

Improve the assembly quality, service on vehicles, and redesign the impact senors to ensure proper airbag deployment.


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Don't Buy the 2006 Jetta TDI
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By Tim Maynard
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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I bought my Jetta and it has had a rough idle since about 4,000 miles. I have taken it to the dealer four times in over four months. They have not been able to repair it. The last time they said they were not able to repair it at this time. I filed a lemon law complaint with the BBB, and was denied due to the fact that it was not a serious enough problem. So now I am stuck with a lemon and I can't do anything with it. Talk about a waste of $22,000 dollars. Do yourself a favor, and stay away from the 2006 TDI's. Look at TDI club and search for 2006 rough idle and see all the other unhappy owners.


Worst Features

Fix rough idle problem with the 2006 TDI's and treat your customers better.


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