really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87 miles

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2006 Volkswagen GTI miscellaneous problems

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2006 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 072006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles


Rear cup holder (located on the back of the drivers center console) is bulky. This is a nuisance and a distraction particularly if there is a rear passenger who is having trouble with while I am driving.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 232006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
1) there is an electrical access plate at the base of both the drivers and passengers seat towards the doors. 2) when I get in and out of the car, I kick off the plastic access door. 3) this is more a nuisance, but needs to be redesigned. I will eventually have the dealer replace the door and hope it fits tighter than the original.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 312006

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30 miles
In March 2006 I purchased a 2006 Volkswagen Gti. The speedometer reads 10% faster than the actual speed of the vehicle. This has been the case since I took delivery. I have verified this error using a gps and by driving a measured mile. I consider this a safety defect because I must mentally correct the speedometer reading. This is a distraction which diverts my attention from the task of driving. It is difficult to know the speed of the vehicle at a glance. Both the dealer and Volkswagen of America acknowledge the error, but claim that the error is within acceptable tolerance limits. I disagree.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

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