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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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Getty Up And Go! — Positives - Performance, Safety, sporty look and feel, 6 speed manual, premium sound and roomy cargo space. Negatives - Premium Fuel, 90 Octane or higher, maintenance is above average, and cabin noise is above average as well due to noise maker in engine compartment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: VW GLI looks like a tame little 4 door sedan until you get in and start the engine.  2.0L Turbo, 6 spd. Manual Transmission really gives this car some get up and go.  Also built like a tank for safety as there are front and side air bags for your peace of mind.  The door frames are built solid as well for side impacts and this model and year of the GLI I think was the safest and sturdiest ever built by VW.

Cons: If you are someone who just wants the engine to run and never care about maintenance than this is not your car.  You have to baby this car as there are multiple issues that have been upgraded over the years such as fuel pump, CAM follower, Diverter Valve, PCV, etc.....although I have never had any problems I have always tried to stay ahead of them before they happen to me.

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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.

Pros: Just Perfect

Cons: N/A

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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

Pros: Torque, Speed, Style

Cons: Nothing

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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Fun To Drive And Looks Good On The Road. — It quality is great well build has no issues. Very quick 0-60 9.1 seconds 2.0 16v. very expensive to own spark plug wires 200.00. its really a blast to drive takes corners tight. all in all its an awesome car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great on gas and very quick!!!

Cons: parts are expensive

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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

Pros: Great Power, Sporty Suspension, Great Tranny

Cons: none

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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

Pros: Performance and value. Quality.

Cons: Cargo Space, Black paint.

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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.)

Pros: Fast and fun

Cons: none

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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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

Pros: just plain fun

Cons: VW dealership sucks

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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.

Pros: Hangs turns REALLY well, Sport button, Dual clutch

Cons: Could use a little more gadgets in cargo,

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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.

Pros: performance, handling, fun

Cons: low torque, $

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2009 Volkswagen GLI Reviews

2009 Black Vw Gli By Andyscarquest

Awesome car but you pay for it considering the base price of a regular Jetta. I love the looks, the handling, and the 18" wheels make this car pretty impressive looking. Plus it doesn't have the cro... Read More

You Will Fall In Love At The First Drive By Jenel

Lots of FUN...Drove 3000 miles within 3 weeks. Has the Audi feel, without the Audi price. Currently gets 31-32 mpg average in city and highway (mostly highway drive from A to B) in manual transmition.... Read More

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