2008 Volkswagen GLI User Reviews

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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Nice — This car is nice. I love driving this thing around! Its small but has plenty of room. The trunk space is incredible. The handling is sweet and it has some "get-up-and-go" for a 2.0L. The only two things I don't like about it is the fact that it could look better...but i feel good 'cause i'm the only one with a red VW GLI 2.0T on post...and most the outlying areas...and the second dislike is that its front wheel drive...not a big fan of FWD cars. But other than that its BA.

Pros: one of the few "cool" sedans out there

Cons: not as sporty looking as i like

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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T PZEV Review
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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!

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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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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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...

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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2008 Volkswagen GLI 2.0T Review
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Love The Car... — Love riding around with the window open so i can hear the turbo... it's awesome! Wait til the exhaust kit goes on!

Pros: Quick little car for the price.

Cons: None that I can think of yet... just got the car a few months ago!

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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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