2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 turbo from North America
Wannabe Honda Civic without the reliability
Headlights stopped working and were stuck pointing at the ground, and I could not see driving, and I almost hit someone walking.
Check engine light came on at least 3 times so far. Just not happy with the build quality.
I am not one to complain, but for $25,000 and under 10,000 miles it should be better than this.
At first I thought it was ugly. Then I thought it would grow on me as it does all the time to everyone. The front end is nice looking, but the rear end is very ugly. I get comments all the time that it is a wanna be Civic hatch. Now that I look at it more it really does look like a Civic hatch. But without the Civic reliability.
I have owned this car for 6 months now and have had issues with it. I bought a new car just so I would not have problems. I use to like it a lot, but I am nervous that it will have problems with it in the future when my kid is in the car. I am trading it in for a 04 R32 which is what I should have got in the beginning. My girlfriend even said I should not buy the new GTI cause it looked like a girls car. Now VW only wants to give me $13,000 for trade in on this car. Now I am just not going with a VW at all.. I am done! I am selling the GTI private sale and I am buying a used BMW 7 series.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2006
9th Nov 2006, 12:54
You do realize that the 7 series will likely be even less reliable, right?
11th Jul 2007, 10:02
A girls car? rofl.
23rd Jul 2007, 20:43
Give me a break. Dealer will only give you 13k?? What did YOU do to the car?
1st Aug 2007, 22:51
You said many things that lead me to believe that you don't even own the car. First and foremost you said the car had a cheap interior meanwhile the entire automotive press praises it's interior as the best in it's class and even the next class up. And german cars in general do not develop rattles that's a Japanese car thing. My 210k mile 1974 VW Beetle doesn't squeak or rattle, but my uncles 2004 Corolla sure does.