Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel Pricing

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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.


  • 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.


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

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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M) Platinum Gray Gray leather118,241 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 169,042 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M) Platinum Gray 145,390 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen Jetta2.5
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM) Wheat Beige Pure Beige leatherette109,714 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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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 TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM) Reflex Silver Gray leather171,825 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Reflex Silver Pure Beige leatherette113,109 miles
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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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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 to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 175,811 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
Est.Loan: $121/mo
Volkswagen Jetta 2006 111,712 miles
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Volkswagen Jetta 2006 Value Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) 115,001 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaValue Edition
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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 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 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
Used 2006Volkswagen JettaTDI
Est.Loan: $82/mo

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Features & Specs

TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
Transmission5-speed manual6-speed automated manual
Horsepower100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Do not buy 2005/6 TDI unless cam has been replaced
I own two VW TDI Jetta's from new a 2006 and a 2010... Both have issues... I’m anal retentive on the maint and always go to dealer until warranty is over then I do it myself but always buy all my parts etc from the dealer... My 2006 has 168k km on it and the camshaft is pooched… VW Canada gave me a $400 credit towards a $4k+ repair bill… I just snickered and said can you spell the word Toyota… I love the car… like the dealership… I have owned 4 VW diesels each with over 400K on them with never an issue… I think you are seeing VW’s goal to be the #1 manufacture and lots of short cuts… After 20 plus years of good value I guess I need to find another path… DO not buy any 2005/6 TDI’s they all have this problem with the cam… it is a manufacturing issue… the hardness in the cam was never right on them… all of them will fail sub 200k… I personally know of 4 all between the 160-190k mark…
Pros have outweighed the cons
I've had my Jetta TDI for about 4 years now, coming on 5. Bought it with 162,000km on it. For the most part, this car has been bullet proof. Drives smooth, gas mileage is great. Interior hasnt malfunctioned or fallen apart. It's significantly more comfortable than the previous model. I owned a 2000 Jetta as well and just found the seats were WAY too firm. The seats are firm on this one, but not as. It's easy to drive for 10+ hours. The only gripe I've had with this car is that for some reason, both side mirrors have somewhat corroded off. Passenger mirror went first, just kind of hung there. Then the driver side just kind of fell off out of no where. Have had to glue them back on.
Major TDI Engine Repairs...Cam failures
Known issue on TDI owner club - cam shaft and lifters fail (not hardened correctly)... BRM Engine code 1.9L Costs to repair was $2000. Prevention: have timing belt replacement, at same time ask for mechanic to assess the valve lifters (followers)... for scarring, pitting and worse yet total failure! Will lose power, will trip all sorts of codes Check engine, progresses to worse! Sorry VW does not offer any ear to this problem.. I am going to japanese engines! Never again for me. If it happens report it to NHTSA ODI (google it). best wishes.....
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.

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 Diesel Overview

The Used 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Diesel is offered in the following styles: TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), and TDI 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM).

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