2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI Top Comparisons

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
Mingsr writes:
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Very solid, well built vehicle with many standard features

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Guru9C7LL8 writes:
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Love it! Runs great, with only some small cosmetic issues.

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Guru9VLD2R writes:
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Great Condition, value, gas mileage, overall a great buy!

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Topsy writes:
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The only upgrade I would consider, would be to trade it in for newer models. But would not be a requirement.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Overall Very Impressed With The Build Quality, Reliability, And Performance. — I love the engine and transmission combo in this car, and it's also the best handling car I've ever owned. You do need to purchase a couple of specialized tools for maintenance, but otherwise it has been a good, reliable car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great engine and transmission combo, the DSG is amazing and I'm not sure I'd ever have a true manual again.

Cons: Ride is firm and rough roads can be bothersome.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Hot Hatch!! It Feels Like A Hatchback Should. — I love most everything on this car except for one thing and that's the tail lights. I think Volkswagen could have done better with the tail lights. I just didn't like the crystal red tails that they put on them from factory. In 7 years of ownership I did not have any issues with car and never made any weird noises or anything out of the ordinary. Car gets great gas mileage, I averaged about 26 mpg combined. No maintenance costs here, except for cabin air filter that was changed by Volkswagen. Car is plenty powerful it has torque in pretty much every gear, and that feels good. I never felt more in control then with this hatchback, take turns fast, lots of grip in and out of corners and braking power is great as well. If you want to get the hatchback feeling back into your life then this car is for you.

Pros: Tons of power, love the look cheap to maintain. Car handles great with lots of support from the front seats. I have had my car for 7 years never had one issue with it.

Cons: There's not a lot of room to access the back seats. The problem is the front seats don't go to far up.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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The Compact Rocket Ship! — This car has a great look to it. The front end looks amazing and agressive, it fits four people comfortably on the way to vegas. It feels like it has more than 200 hp by the way it pulls and handles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great looking car, fast, sounds great, handling is amazing, has a lot of headroom for tall people and so do the rear seats.

Cons: not really meant for fitting an infant car seat, Many young kids want to race me in their crappy cars.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 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.

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

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good MPG. Fitting front seats. Good visibility.

Cons: Long throw shifter. Long engagement "VW" clutches.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: Maintance is a little high

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By 1987spider

SE auto drives and handles great. Comfortable, quiet and seems like its built well. Price is absurd. Controls are too - no knobs and so hard to use without taking eyes off the road. Kept me from the p... Read More

Review By Guru91B2W4

Good value for VW GTI Strim, lots of standard safety features. Blind Spot, lanes assistance, even have air vents for those sit in the back seat. Compare to subaru wrx base/premium, it has none I menti... Read More

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KSF9W

Great to drive, comfortable and high quality finishes both inside and out! Love it. Read More

Review By Guru9NHKGX

The GTI line peaked at the mk7.5 model in terms of overall value. It’s got the best silhouette and cabin design in my opinion. And there’s plenty of technology to pair with the exceptional driving exp... Read More

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Mike

Great performing car if you like a stick. Nice interior. Comfortable seats even in bac Read More

Review By heatherharris67

I love everything about this car. The driving experience is excellent and I highly recommend getting a standard transmission for the full fun of driving:) The interior is laid out perfectly and its ... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9157B8

This isnt what I expected and wasnt happy at all Read More

Review By Guru9TWFRJ

Even as the car was in mint condition it was not the rabbit edition ie no badging Read More

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews

Review By Guru9KVSGH

Awesome car , very fun to drive especially the manual 6 speed. Glad I made this choice very sporty and well built. Read More

Review By Honoriu

Its one of the best car on the actual market ! Drive it ones and you will not accept another car ! Very good quality ! Read More

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