2008 Volkswagen GTI User Reviews

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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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

Pros: Peppy engine, nice style for a hatchback, refined interior.

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

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Love My 2008 Mkv Gti — Engine performance and exhaust tone is great, DSG transmission ROCKS!! Love driving this car, sport seats are supper comfortable, stereo is decent but wouldve liked iPod interface as STD. VW needs to come up with more tech options as std. Spacious interior and versatile. Overall a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: DSG Transmisison

Cons: some interior noises

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD Review
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GTI is more sporty and quicker car fun to drive and unique to drive
vs2008 Honda Civic Coupe
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Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe better.
"Bigger space"
Family Car Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe better.
"Bigger space"
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2008 Volkswagen GTI Review
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The GTI is tough to beat in terms of sportiness, handling, space, and price.
vs2008 Audi A3
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vs2008 BMW 3 Series
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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD Review
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Best car I ever owned, 7th VW. Quick, handles great and was very reliable. One of the last manual performance coupes available, Sorry that they will no longer be available in a 2-door after 2016. A 2015 or 2016 2-door manual will probably be my next car.
vs2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe
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Back Seats Ranked 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe worse.
"Because of the awesome front seat legroom you dont have to have them all the way back in order to be comfortable. This means better legroom for back seat passengers."
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe better.
"The Cadillac has less road noise than the GTI...and it looks great!"
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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Perfect Jack Of All Trades By ErroneousRex

This is a beautiful package of a vehicle. Funto drive, stylish, comfortable, efficient, and well built, the GTI consistently surprises. It can handle the turns with ease while comfortably seating 4 fu... Read More

Love My Gti! By photofinishstudio

I love the stylish look. Just the right size. Fast pick up response. Stereo sounds great. I get 300 miles on a full tank. This is the first car which my dog actually enjoys riding in the back seat. ... Read More

2012 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Great Car Would Buy It Again By shabra

I like everything about my GTI handles awesome great car. I would recommend a friend and family. this car was awesome loved how it drives how it sounds and gas saver plus it is very fast car you would... Read More

Great Little Car By Troyboy2

The golf GTI is an excellent little car. With the hatchback you can carry lots of stuff in it. It's comfortable, gets about 30 miles per gallon and has the power to pass people at will. My only proble... Read More

2011 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

For The Kid, And Adult In All Of Us By Damon

the 2011 gti has enough power, taut handling and aggressive style to appease the eighteen year old kid in me, yet the lines are refined, and the interior is upscale enough to be suitable for the resp... Read More

Great Day-to-day Commuter By alexofdodd

Love my VW it is such a nicely balanced vehicle and really impressed me with it's stability at the limits and in snow. Can almost run with the Subarus when fitted with snow tires. VW-please fix the Bl... Read More

2010 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Practical Hot Hatch By hshamilt

Plenty of cargo space. Nice interior. Very sporty. The only weak spot is that it is front wheel drive only. All wheel drive really should be an option. There also should be higher horsepower opti... Read More

My Great Little Car By ersid

Its a very cool car for young people. It has an exhaust that sound amazing(never boring). It very fast in the corners the car sticks to the road picks up very qucik and for a four door it small which ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen GTI Reviews

Just Do It. By mdjones2

The Mk V was my favorite GTI in 2012. Bought a 2009 with low mileage and had stage 3 performance package done with a trusted mechanic. At $23k, it has been the greatest driving performance ever and I ... Read More

2009 Volkswagen Gti By romanz85

This Volkswagen GTI gets about 29/31 miles per gallon. It is a 6 speed manual with a turbo. It has remote power door locks, power mirrors, low fuel level warning, turn signal in mirrors, dual illumin... Read More

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