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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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This Is The Best Car I Have Ever Driven Or Owned. Drive One And You Will Never Go Back. — Performance is unmatched, price is good and saves gas. I would recommend this to a single person looking for a fun car with plenty of power and curb appeal. I wouldn't recommend it for a family. I would definately buy another if I get it with 4 doors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is great fun. Drives like a dream, feels like its on rails. No lack of power. Good MPG, Gas saver! Sporty, yet classy. Easy to maintain, but requires quality parts and cannot be cheaply maintained.

Cons: Expensive to maintain properly. Not good for a family. Small back seats - adults can get in okay, but placing a baby seat in the back is tough work.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
Brian writes:
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Great If You Don't Haul More Than 1 Adult Passenger. — Good car stock. Awesome car lowered, with more power and opened up exhaust! Better mileage than my Audi Quattro, but thirsty compared to my wife's Jetta TDI. No room in back seats, cozy up front, but a blast to drive! Just watch out for radar...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Such a blast to drive ... you can't stop grinning!

Cons: Putting full-size adults in the back seat is officially torture.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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I Love It Almost As Much As I Love My Wife — Awesome piece of engineering. Works just as well to dice the traffic light GP as to drive to the shop and back. Looks great, has a bit of the Mark 1 GTI styling with the bit of red in the front. For the rest it feels like a after market kitted car, only thing is it comes out the shop stock standard like that. Awesome

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The GTI spirit recaptured.

Cons: The cost of the friggin tyres

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Gti'08 — Great sport car with excellent handling. It's fun driving the car up the mountains. Upgraded the car with 19" rims and a new sound system. The only negative side of this car is the manufacture - VW sucks (really bad service)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Black Rims

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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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

Pros: puts a smile on your face every time

Cons: you are insanely rich and want a Ferrari

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Top 3 Hot Hatches Out — the golf is a brilliant machine. with the dsg gear box, it flies. have just ordered the new mk6. one of the best and most reliable cars that i've owned. would recomend to any one who wants to have fun for little money

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun

Cons: the isn't

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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

Pros: It suit my requirement

Cons: None

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Great — love it, treats me well as long i as treat it well back. has enough pep to get my license suspended :( payments suck for an 18 year old but its okay. Vw scene is great and would recommend a vw for anyone

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun and cool

Cons: electrical?

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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Get One. — this car is pretty fast... and its stable too so whenever you want to push it to the limit it never says no... but you also need to know how to drive.. it has the looks also the way the 18 inch rim is fiitted under thhose fenders makes me wana drive it more and more :D:D once you own a golf gti you ll know what i am talking about..

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its just perfect

Cons: its too dangerous if you are a fast driver you ll never stop speeding..

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWDReview
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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!

Pros: 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.

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

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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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