2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L turbo Gasoline from North America
A legitimate sports sedan that is unmatched at this price!
Nothing has gone wrong with the car at all.
The car is the picture of dependability.
I maintain my car, I put premium gas in it, and I change the oil regularly according to the VW maintenance schedule.
The car is AWESOME. Every time I get to wake up and drive in it, I get a grin on my face.
The lag-free response from the award-winning VW/Audi 2.0T motor is phenomenal. There is torque in any gear, and the engine is smooth and responsive.
The slick-shifting six-speed manual is crisp and much improved over previous VW shifters.
The handling is great, right out of the box, and will handle even better with aftermarket suspension modifications.
The styling of the GLI looks much better than the regular new Jetta. The honeycomb front grille and the blacked out section of the bumper look smart, and the red-stripe is a throwback to the first GTIs/GLIs.
Plaid seats = awesome.
Everyone loves this car, but no one more than I. I have owned many Volkswagens, but this one is by far my favorite. If VW gets their reliability up to par with this new round of models (and all signs point to yes) then there is no comparison with a Honda/Toyota in terms of value, fun, and driving feel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2006
23rd May 2006, 19:11
Sorry, but your comment sounds like you are a VW car salesman more than a comment made by the owner. I agree that in terms of value, this car is definitely good. For the same price, you won't get the same class Japanese car. VW's interior are neat and tidy. It uses good materials for its interior. It's a good value, but for long term, Japanese cars are more reliable. It's proven. How many times have you seen 1985 Jetta on the street compared with 1985 Hondas or Toyotas?
The fact talks.
I owned 2005 Jetta. So far, it found exterior design errors and noisy start-up. The costs? Going back and forth to the service department of the dealer where I got the car. I didn't need to pay for the service. But the time & the gas that I spent while waiting for them to fix the error? a lot. That's the inconvenience that I am talking about.