2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI Top Comparisons

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Perfect Car For Every Day And Performance — This car is very versatile and perfect for every kind of use. Even the car is a performance based one, you can use it every day. Also, it allow uge amount of space if you need it for transportation of goods. Plenty space for the rear passenger seat in this relatively small car.

Pros: Performance, engine sound, comfort ( leather seat ), sound system, fuel consumption, very good finition.

Cons: Suspension too high, price.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTIReview
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My Fast Likes To Keep Things Streamlined — Out of the box awesome. This car is ready to go - no after market, no bolt ons, no mods. The only thing you need to turn is the key. It looks great, drives great and is daily driver friendly. Just the right level of refinement for a sporty car, and amazing fit and finish for the price. Make friends with YOUR fast

Pros: No pimping required!

Cons: The shifter throw is a little long for a sporty car.

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Grin-inducing — The 2008 GTI is, by far, the most fun I've had driving a car. I have an ECU upgrade, which gives it more zip, but even in stock form, it's a blast.

Pros: Fun to drive, quick acceleration, nimble, comfy seats, great steering wheel, xenon headlights, excellent cargo space

Cons: A few annoying rattles

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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWDReview
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Great Car For Only $25,000 Base Price — this car i drove was very impressive and accelerated rapidly the second you reach 25 mph at 2,000 RPM the one i drove was fully loaded and was priced at around $35,000

Pros: great car...nothing else to say about it

Cons: none

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2008 Volkswagen Golf 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 Golf 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 Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD Review
Chris says:
GTI is more sporty and quicker car fun to drive and unique to drive
vs2008 Honda Civic Coupe
2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD winning categories:
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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 Golf GTI Review
msediqi says:
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 Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door FWD Review
Guru5GZL3 says:
Love it!
vs2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD
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vs2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD
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2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD Review
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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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