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What the differences in the 06 gti compared to the 05? Ive heard about diff in dash or somethin and also rear head rests?

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Not a great deal really, off the top of my head it's:

<ul type="square"> [*]Slightly darker dash colour

[*]Black ashtray instead of silver

[*]Beesting aerial instead of in rear screen

[*]Different door handles

[*]Different design front fogs

[*]Silver radio knobs

I think that's about it

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Andy> That's all I've ever heard mate, I can't think of anything else/

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Most people prefer the 05 aerial and ashtray cover, so it's swings and roundabouts tbh.

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speakers reduced from 10 to eight with the standard rcd 300 unit!

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saw a post on headrest at rear but just read it again and it says its luck?

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Does anybody have the part number for the silver version of the ashtray lid? Cheers in advance

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IIRC, if you have the auto dimming mirrors, I think the `06 only has the driver`s side dimming, whereas on the `05`s (like mine grin.gif), both driver`s and passenger`s dim.

Or so I`ve heard, don`t know for sure if that`s correct.................

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Encee I think that was done a lot later than the model year change though, but apparently correct.

More cost cutting measures no doubt mad.gif

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Different steering wheel controls in MY06 as well, I think.

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Definitely,

the location of the various functions on the 06 wheel I sat in at the Motor Show in early March are different to my 05 car. I think the functions are the same - just in a different location on the wheel.

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IIRC, if you have the auto dimming mirrors, I think the `06 only has the driver`s side dimming, whereas on the `05`s (like mine grin.gif), both driver`s and passenger`s dim.

Or so I`ve heard, don`t know for sure if that`s correct.................

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depends when your 06 model was built, mines an 06 model build august last year, and it has dimming on both sides, a few weeks later in the production run they took away one side.

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I think there could also be a difference in the tail pipes.

My Brother in Law has an 05 spec and his seem more like chrome than my 06 spec, which are stainless and crap to keep clean frown.gif

I also think the silver rings around the stereo buttons look tacky frown.gif

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As I will be getting a 06 car soon, I like the idea of the more black trim in the car, but silver nobs and removing the silver ash tray! thats just annoying!

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My car has the no smoker pack and therefore has no lid at all. Would the aluminium lid on Ebay fit my car without any hassle? Would look better than just the black gap.

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I must agree... I would have though I would have seen your GTI around by now... I saw LPD's on Ponsonby Road some time ago, I was so busy looking at it I almost took someone out.

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My car has the no smoker pack and therefore has no lid at all. Would the aluminium lid on Ebay fit my car without any hassle? Would look better than just the black gap.

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this ali part is just a cover, to fit to a car without a lid I think you need to also buy a smokers tray etc which includes the lid mechanism

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Did the '05 DSG have 'OFF' marked on the '+' (righthand) paddle shifter?

The aluminium around the gear shifter is also brushed, rather than polished I think.

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My car has the no smoker pack and therefore has no lid at all. Would the aluminium lid on Ebay fit my car without any hassle? Would look better than just the black gap.

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this ali part is just a cover, to fit to a car without a lid I think you need to also buy a smokers tray etc which includes the lid mechanism

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Yeah that's exactly correct. If you want to change your spec from non smokers pack to smokers pack with the alu cover , you could just order the parts and swap them out. Probably be about £70-£80 for all the parts ( just a guess)

JD

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I have had two GTi's now.

I took delivery of my first one in September last year. So it was on the '55' plate we have here in the UK.

It had a plastic ashtray lid, 'Off' on the DSG right paddle, a bee-sting aerial & brushed aluminium door handles.

My newer GTi is an import - But I realised when I bought it that it is older than my first GTi... You can tell by looking at the chassis number in the windscreen...

therefore the WVWZZZxxx6xxxxxxx means that the car is an 06 model year - this I think starts in August for VW models... so August onwards in 2005 cars produced after this are 06 model year cars.

My 'New' GTi has no bee-sting aerial, it does not have 'Off' marked on the DSG right paddle (but it still works if you hold it for a few seconds) It does have the Aluminuim Ashtray cover (reason why I chose it over the other models on display).

It also has a storage compartment under the passenger seat and it also has a fully adjustable drivers seat ( up, down, forwards, backwards,tilt, and recline but no memory)

VW are a very strange company with all the differences between similar models

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the electric seat and storage is probably becuase it's an import, each country can spec the car slightly differently, VW UK chose not to have the full electrics and storage packs.

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