2006 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 FSI from North America
VeeDub in the house!!!
Got an airbag fault at 2200. The dealership replaced the passenger side airbag igniter.
I love this car!! Performance, great mileage and a mature appearance. I wanted a sporty compact car so that I could enjoy driving without paying an arm and leg for gasoline. Being forty-two I feel that a Evo/WRX/Civic Si/SRT-4 are not age appropriate. Kind of like a middle-aged man wearing Vans and having a ponytail or a middle-aged woman wearing her teenage daughter's clothes. You get the picture and it's not pretty. The GTI is not flashy, but I get compliments all the time. A lot of people have fond memories of the original. The engine is smooth and powerful with lots of low end torque. The suspension is firm, but not at all uncomfortable. I have yet to make it break loose in a turn and I try on an almost daily basis. The interior is very high quality with plaid seats made of a very durable feeling fabric. The steering wheel rivals anything made by Momo. I have the satellite radio (Sirius) which I am trying to like, but I really can't find any stations that I enjoy. All in all this car is a joy to drive and I highly recommend it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th May, 2006
18th Apr 2010, 01:12
Ha! I laughed when I read this review... you've pinpointed quite accurately what I consider to be my problem... I'm 44 years old, and I'm struggling to find the next car... I love monkeying with cars, and I love performance driving, but I don't want a car that looks 'age inappropriate'... I'd actually love to have a Civic Si hatch, but I'd feel a little stupid driving it. Your comments have made the GTI a pretty appealing option.