2008 Volkswagen GLI User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen GLI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"storage" 2 reviews

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Justin writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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5

Pros

quick shifting, smooth ride, brakes barely fade, suspension travel is tight around corners, does well on runs from a roll

Cons

FWD, DSG gets boring, needs an LSD or more mounts to stabilize @ launch... out of hole is a no no

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Dont Underestimate It... — I bought my car about 6 months after it was released... its still running well after 20k miles or so. It turns heads... I think it looks sharp and sleek, but it also has open exhaust (except for a 200 cell cat)... Needs a better method for launching and maintaining grip on those key stoplight runs, but other than that, it performs to the best of its ability I havent dynoed, but im guessing 240 whp and around 280-290 wheel lb/ft the interior is perfect...steering wheel looks like from a car 2x its price. The one thing i hated about the looks was the 4x4 suspension, but that was resolved w/ eibach sportline springs--> lowered about 2 inches radio/audio performance is decent for a stock radio... but i added 1 12" rockford sub pumping 500 watts rms and 1000 watts peak and that does it for low end my mods: cosmetic tid bits, springs aformentioned, AWE boost gauge, AWE Turboback exhaust w/o resonator, EVOMS intake, GIAC X+ w/ flashloader, subwoofer, Greddy RS BOV, probably some more...just forgot...

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Conner writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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5

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Just Perfect

Cons

N/A

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Only Thing Better Is The Audi R8 — Perfect. 6 speed manual makes every gear feel like 3rd gear. H&R springs make cornering a dream. Awesome factory 10 speaker system with 6 cd changer. Even the base model has plenty of safety features like 10 airbags! Had it for over a year now and not ONE thing had needed to be replaced/repaired.

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Scott writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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5

Pros

Performance of a sports car, but with room for the family

Cons

Very subtle differences in style from the base Jetta

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Economy, Even On The Twists — I love this car... it's got all the featues my wife wants, yet keeps me interested enough to want to drive it everywhere... fast! Fuel economy is great (32mpg) yet has a 0-60 at approx 5.9sec. The paddleshifters are fun and the interior is best in fit-finish. The stearing wheel is one of the best i've ever felt... including some of the most expensive cars at the autoshows. VERY little turbo lag! And its a 'sleeper'... u never see it coming!

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Doug writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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4

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Torque, Speed, Style

Cons

Nothing

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Great Sports Sedan — It is awesome. It is the perfect mix of performance and useability. It is able to carry five people when I need it to for business, yet it is able to get to 100kph in under 6 seconds when I want to hit the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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5

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Great Power, Sporty Suspension, Great Tranny

Cons

none

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Get One — Awesome Car, excellent power, very fun to drive. VWs quality shines through with the GLI. From the bolstered plaid seats (throwback to the original MK1 GTI), to the standard Bi-Xenon headlights, this car will not disappoint! 2.0T engine with the standard sporty suspension makes for a very fun car to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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4

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Performance and value. Quality.

Cons

Cargo Space, Black paint.

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Can't Do Much Better In It's Class. — Great car. Handles excellent for a fwd, the power is great for an economical 4-cyl, and the dsg tranny is like Gran Turismo in real life! This is a great all- around car, good mileage, fun, classy, and comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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5

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Fast and fun

Cons

none

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My Fast — 21 psi of boost makes me smile.....good quality great, appearance... great gas millage ( when driven like a grandmother :) ) good space to haul the whole family and other such thing needed to keep the little one entertained. still space for 2 more (not for long)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tiffany writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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5

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just plain fun

Cons

VW dealership sucks

45

Buy It — I love it! I wish it was flat black though. Overall the performance is great, the oil changes are cheap. I do hate having to put premium gas in it. Tires are appropriately priced. Wish I would have gotten the GPS function.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Will writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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5

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Hangs turns REALLY well, Sport button, Dual clutch

Cons

Could use a little more gadgets in cargo,

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Vw Jetta 2.0t — This car is AWESOME. It kicks a lot of but to be a 4cyl. I've raced quite a few cars - incuding a tC, Corolla S, dodge durango, ford explorer, beat them all. You will enjot Volkswagen and what it has to offer. Even as a VW owner, you will learn to love it.

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Seth writes:
2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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5

Pros

performance, handling, fun

Cons

low torque, $

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Vw Gli — The performance aspect of the car is great. It has enough horsepower and just a little under my expectations on torque. Getting off the line the car screams trough the first 4 gears with alot of pull. The build quality is great. Couldn't have asked for a quieter yet smoother ride than my previous car. the appearance is great to me, yet could use a lower front facia and sleek side skirts stock to enhance it even more. This car is fun to drive, it's able to handle the turns i throw at it withthe traction control settign on. If you want to be an enthusiast for european cars this is it. It's well worth the $ to have this car, than a POS toyota, honda or chevy sports car.

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