2008 Volkswagen GLI Consumer Review: Awesome car

2008 Volkswagen GLI - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual w/Prod. End 04/08)

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By Josh on


2008 Volkswagen GLI 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 04/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I leased my Black 6-speed manual GLI starting in March and absolutely love the car. I really wanted a GTI, but the dealer didn't have any, and the test drive of the GLI sold me. The engine is perfect for this car, and the gas mileage is surprisingly good considering the power the engine has (26-27 mpg for the first 1000 miles). The steering and handling feel tight, and the ride is very well controlled. Coming from a Honda, the VW's interior is worlds superior in terms of amenities and build quality. The interior lighting, interlagos cloth seats, HID headlights, red break calipers, 8-way adjustable seats and their comfort and details that really set this car apart. Recommended!

Best Features

2.0T FSI engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, steering and handling, HID, Sirius integration, auxiliary input, interlagos plaid seats, interior lighting, satellite audio controls on steering wheel, heated seats, trunk space, gas mileage, can roll windows up and down with key (and auto/up down for all 4)

Worst Features

Adjustable armrest feel like it will break if you lean on it too hard, better cup holder location, recommendation for premium fuel (i use regular without a real noticeable of a hit in performance). Intermittent buzzing from driver door speaker.
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