2008 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen GTI Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"shifter" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews

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Andrew writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Good Acceleration in any gear
Great Bucket Seats
Good Quality Interior

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No colour coded rear bumper and side skirts


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Fantastic Car To Drive — Having owned the Golf for around 3 months now and covered just over 2700 miles. The interior has got to be one of my favourite parts of the car especially the bucket seats that provide comfort and the support to keep you firmly seated in any corner. The biggest surprise to me about the GTI is the fuel consumption as it is not any worse than my C2 VTS was, although I have to admit that is when the GTI isn’t being pushed. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is by far the best car I’ve owned so far for a few reasons. It amazes me how whatever gear you’re in the power is still at hand. I’ve discovered that GTI feels extremely safe at any speed, really provides me with a sense security. The handling of the GTI is brilliant you can go into any corner with the knowledge that you’ll remain firmly planted.

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CSestp writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Fun fast little car that can fit the whole famliy well.  Cargo space is rather large for such a small car.  Good fuel eco for the performance you get.

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Maintance is a little high

CSestp
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Never Would Have Thought — Never in my life would I thought I would own a hatchback let alone a VW. I have always owned trucks and older american power cars. Everytime I drive the car I have a smile on my face. The inside is actually nice for a cheeper car instead of the plastic rattle traps American cars have. Plenty of power for when you want to have fun, but an avg of 28mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marius writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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puts a smile on your face every time

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you are insanely rich and want a Ferrari

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Perfection — Performance: it charges like crazy when you put your foot down, the brakes are good, fade free, handling is great for a hot hatch Quality: overall very good, more Audi than VW, but the DSG is tricky Appearance: aggressive stance, yet not too obvious Cost: cheap on gas for a sports car, easy to maintain Fun factor: this is where everything I wrote above doesn't matter anymore; it's a BLAST

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
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It suit my requirement

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None

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This Car Is The One I Always Wanted — This car has no problems I had VW sport put a chip it that puts out 170KW It handels well and it Accelerates very good . It is a car you can realy on. The dsg is outstanding The service plan is outstanding

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T Review
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Good performance, practicality, price and quality rolled into a nice tidy package. If you can get past the breadbox on wheels looks it's almost a perfect everyday car.

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Like most cars these days it depreciates quickly. Buy used.

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Great All-arounder — After nearly 2 years with this car I still enjoy getting in it as much as I can and I get bored very quickly. It doesn't have the outright pace of the my old Evo VIII but it can hold it's own on a race track (and beaten up on a few Evo's in the process). I have yet to find a new car in the US market that has the performance, build quality, practicality, and solid gas mileage for the price this car cost me. And I drive a lot of flippin' cars!

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Shan writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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2 dr 200hp vehicul

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Its only two doors!!!

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Volkswagen Gti 2008 — It is a great car! handles very well in the curb and on the straight away. I have the 18inch weels and they give a great feeling on the weel. car is great for 2 people! I love having a car that is different from the others, and my GTI gets me heads turning around all the time! I recommand this car to anybody who is single and does not have kids!!

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Moudar writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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My Mkv Gti — I love everything, the interior, steering wheel, sound, speed, handling. Its perfect for everyday use, you can be driving like a maniac speeding crazily, and when you want it to it can be quiet and relaxing (although the ruff suspenion can be a little bumpy at times). Only problem is its a little too heavy.

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TurboedEclipse writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Peppy engine, nice style for a hatchback, refined interior.

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Handling is "truck-like," trunk space is smaller than it would appear.

TurboedEclipse
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If You're Into Compact Hatches, This Is The One To Get. — I drive a 2008 VW GTI. It has the hatchback look with my favorite type of engine setup, the 2.0 liter turbo. The engine has pep and mine comes with the automatic DSG Tiptronic transmission which can be switched from auto to manual modes, as well as allowing for a "sport mode" when you have the desire for increased "get-up-and-go." The interior is classy and refined, and the auxiliary jack allows for me to hook-up my mp3 player or smartphone with ease. A few things to note: It doesn't handle like a sports car. It's a bit stiff and top heavy in hard turns. The trunk space is a bit deceiving as it's not that big unless you're putting the back seats down. One other thing that I find interesting is that I never get looks in it. To repeat this for clarity, I have never, not once, gotten anyone staring at the car while I'm driving down the road. My previous car was a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, and I got stares all of the time with that thing. It also handled better than my GTI. I guess the hatchback is a specific look that is more for car enthusiasts than your average consumer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JRICH14 writes:
2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2Dr Review
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Car handles well, very fast, easy to cut in and out of traffic in.  Lots of cargo space - can load as much in this small car as I can in an F150.

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Car uses Premium gasoline.  Gas mileage hovers at 27 mpg vs. the 33 advertised.

JRICH14
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Sporty Ride - Great Value For The Money — This is a really sporty, great handling little car. Easy to park and drive - has great acceleration and cargo space. Wonderful for someone who has lots to haul or owns 4 dogs like me. I highly recommend this fun car.

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VaCars123 writes:
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Good MPG. Fitting front seats. Good visibility.

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Long throw shifter. Long engagement "VW" clutches.

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Great Daily Driver — The VW GTI is a solid hot hatchback. Much better than the Rabbit or the Golfs. Definitely make the upgrade to this if looking at those vehicles or other hatchbacks. Opt for the manual. Don't let it die! Learn and keep them alive!

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2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

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