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I own a 2008 GTI and there are 4 headlights, but the two on the inside do not come on in any configuration. The VW dealership is researching but does not have an answer, although they believe that these are additional lights that were a Canadian spec and a specific code needs to be input for them to work. Any ideas?
Now that my lease is nearing a close and I am considering another would love some feedback on these numbers for a 39 month lease term with 15K per year: GCC 27156.30 CCR 2213.22 ACC 24943.08 RV 13954.20 Dep 10988.88 RC 2684.52 .00177 Sunroof/DSG/18" rims added 3K to the MSRP to raise the GCC. I tried to do my research carefully the first time around but want to be sure next ... Read More
John, You are correct of course. I was trying to make a point about not having to cut a big tax check up front. Most people don't consider this. I've purchased 34 cars in my life, mostly new, and I've leased only one. Even though I rarely keep a car more than two years I have a psychological need to own. The one BMW I leased resulted in my having to ... Read More
Well I have a 2008 Civic EX and driven the 2010 Mazda 3 5 door GT. I know the Si is more "fun" than my Civic however primary difference is engine and tighter suspension. The rest is the same as my Civic such as interior design, materials, noise level and reliability. I have also driven the 2010 Accord Coupe, 2009 Lexus IS 250, Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6, Acura TSX and TL. ... Read More
I'm in the same situation. Looking at an 09 GTI, i think the Huffs look great, but i'm considering settling for the Denvers if it means less headaches. Those Huffs are sweet though.. Is there really much difference in 17" vs 18"?
I'd be happy to help you out, pfje. Let's crunch some numbers and see what we come up with. According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2009 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door that has an MSRP of $26,389 and a selling price of $24,449 through VW Credit right now for 24 months with 15,000 miles per year, its zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $412. The payment for ... Read More
Car_man, I am interested in leasing a 2009 VW GTI 4- Door. The MSRP is 26, 389 and the selling price is 24,449. Could you run numbers for the following terms: 24 months 15,000 miles/year 36 months 15, 000 miles/ year. I will not be putting any money down. Are there leases still available for a 2008 GTI? If so, what are the numbers and do you recommend going for a ... Read More
Hello there. I'm buying a new car and I love the 2009 VW GTI but have heard some TERRIBLE things about Volks' reliability. People that have owned them have told me about all sorts of problems from transmissions to the brakes going. Will someone who has owned Volks please comment on this. Are they well made cars? A bit late of a reply, but I will answer. My two VWs, originally ... Read More
Hi kulaso. A 770 credit score is very good. It should easily qualify you for any manufacturers' top credit tier. VW Credit's lease program varies by term and mileage allowance. For now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. If you were to lease a 2009 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door through VW Credit in ... Read More
I bought a 2008 GTI with the DSG. If you drive it like a sports car the DSG is fun. Plus when want to drive an auto its there. If your all about the driving and expect to be connected to the car then the DSG can be just another auto with a little caffeine.
Hi fast200sx. Volkswagen is currently providing a $500 cash incentive on leases of the 2008 GTI through VW Credit. I am not aware of any conquest cash. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
VW also has 60-72 months 0% on the GTI. The dealers are essentially giving them away.
I just got an offer on a GTI 4-door automatic with sunroof package (not the autobahn) approx. $27 000 msrp for $24850. I know this doesn't include tax, but what other fees are not included. Want to use this number to determine a lease payment: 12k, 36 months, 53% residual, money factor of .00085, -500 VW cash back and $2000 down. (tax here is 8.25%). I come up with $275.50 tx ... Read More
Here's the info that you're looking for, flim_flamini. The money factor that you were quoted is way too high. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 GTI 4-Door with 12,000 miles per year are .00085 and 53%, respectively. Volkswagen is currently providing a $500 cash incentive on leases of this car through VW Credit. If I was in the ... Read More
Hi tsa1. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 GTI 2-roor with 12,000 miles per year are .00085 and 54%, respectively. The money factor for an otherwise identical lease of an '08 GTI 4-door is the same, but its residual value is 53%. The numbers for a similar lease of an '08 R32 are .00080 and 58%. Volkswagen is ... Read More
Hey all, I just bought a 2008 GTI and love it...BUT the sound system sucks, especially radio and iPod. CD is ok. Anyway, what would someone recommend? I was thinking of getting an Amplifier or an Equalizer? Would Best Buy or another commercial retailer know what the hell they are doing? Should I take it back to VW and pay the outrageous prices? I just got rid of my 2001 Jetta ... Read More
Woot, I just traded in my 2006 Honda EX coupe automatic for a red 2008 GTI auto. Back in 2005 I was one of the first people in southern AZ to have the 2006 coupe. It was a great car and was a significant improvement from the 1996 Civic I last owned. I loved the new 2 tier instrument panel too. The only missing thing was the navigation system. Moving forward ... Read More
You're very welcome, caveman. Here's the information that you're looking for. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 VW GTI 4-Door with 15,000 miles per year are .00054 and 61%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are .00103 and 52%, respectively. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Only TTL due at signing, VW is picking up the first payment, so effectively only 35 payments.
Hi, I am trying to get a new GTI with 4dr DSG Autobarn package Navigatoin w/ iPod adapter Rear airbaigs How much OTD price seems reasonable? (no loan, no trade) The invoice is about $28,000.
On Wednesday I purchased a Tornado Red 2008 GTI 2-door with a 6 speed manual off the lot and 32 miles on the odometer. It came loaded with 18" Hufeisen alloy wheels w/all-seasons, sunroof, premium audio w/ Sirius, and an iPod adapter. No Monster mats or Gorilla gear, unfortunately - I made a mistake of letting them take it off to achieve my desired price. I might buy those from the ... Read More
Hey cocoseng, was the price of $26,741 out the door? or was that before taxes? What part of the country do you live in? I live in Los Angeles and test drove the EXACT same car you describe in your post 2008 Volkswagen GTI (United Gray) 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Autobahn Package except that it has 17" denver alloy wheels They gave me an MSRP of $27,965 and out ... Read More
I just recieved a quote on a lease for an 2008 GTI 4-door. Autobahn package Navigation 18" huffs 15 k a year 39 months 369 a month 1685 out of pocket What do you think? this was the best offer I have gotten. (plus they have loaner cars) this is from new country VW in Greenwhich conn.
Andre G., Thanks for the detailed reply! Enjoy your new ride! I've crossed shopped almost every vehicle under $25,000 (optioned out) and the Jetta seems like the best bang for the buck (other than potential reliability issues). I'm probably going to lease one as to ameliorate the headache of reliability issues somewhat. I'm curious as to why you got the SEL; it doesn't seem to me like the best "bang for ... Read More
New to the board... and first time GTI owner. Picked up my new vehicle this weekend for $26,741. 2008 Volkswagen GTI (United Gray) 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Autobahn Package 18" All-Season Tires Ipod Adapter Think it was a pretty darn good deal, but would love to get your thoughts.
$309/Month. 36-Month Lease 2008 GTI 2.0T 2-door with manual transmission $0.00 Due at Signing. Based on MSRP of $23,370.00 (more details see VW homepage) Of course the closest thing I find in my area is more like $25k. What do you think I can expect from the dealers as far as monthly payment with the more realistic MSRP? What money factor and residule value are they using for this promotion?
Hello Car-man, I want to lease a 2008 2-door GTI, automatic with autobahn package for 36 months, 12K/yr, with little or no down per your advice. I should be top tier credit. The MSRP is $26,825, and invoice is $25,062. So assuming a purchase price of $25,300, what would my monthly payments be? What is the current money factor, residual amount? Can individuals find the money factor and residual amounts on ... Read More
Hi jonahmc. $200 over dealer invoice is a very good selling price for a leased 2008 Volkswagen GTI. The money factor that you were quoted looks a little high though. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor for the '08 GTI for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier is .00223. So if you have to pay .00045 more than that because you don't qualify for the top credit ... Read More
Hi Jackham. You actually would be better off paying a slightly higher payment and not making any down payment than putting money down to arrive at a target monthly payment. I always advise consumers against making large down payments on leased vehicles. Those who make them risk losing part or all of them if their vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered. Let's work up a sample ... Read More
I want a 2008 4 door GTI, "autobahn". It seems to have more rear seat head room than an A8 and is very versatile and does not waste fuel. It is a practical a fun car as I can imagine. I am about to get a A4. That is because Audi wants me to. I can't help it. The MSRP on a A4 6MT, premium package, convenience package, Bluetooth, is about ... Read More
Hi Car_man I am located in Los Angeles. and I am planning to lease a 2008 VW GTi 4-doors with manuel transmission. The ONLINE price (MSRP?) of my personalized option ended up to be $22,919. Looking for a 36-months period with 15,000 miles per year lease. My credit score is around 750 and I am willing to pay around 300-350 tax included monthly. Approximately how much the downpayment is need to ... Read More
Here you go, pfje. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 GTI 4-Door with 15,000 miles per year are .00171 and 63%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2007 model are .00158 and 63%. Volkswagen is currently providing a special $500 cash incentive on leases of the '07 model through VW Credit, but no cash ... Read More
Here's the information that you're looking for, pollofrito81. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 VW GTI 2-Door with 15,000 miles per year are .00171 and 55%, respectively. The money factor for an otherwise identical lease of a GTI 4-Door would be the same, but its residual value is one point lower. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing ... Read More
I'll give you a specific example in the form of a comparison between U.S. and German drivers. On the autobahn, when you are in the passing lane and see a distant flashing of headlights in your rearview mirror, you have a split-second to get out of the passing lane, because chances are its a Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, or GTI going at a leisurely 220 km/h (just north of 135mph). And unless ... Read More
"no it was lowered in 07 that is a fact! Its even been in vw's press releases! and they are now offering launch control on the 07's as well! Just check the specs! i have a manual from the 06's and the 07's and the numbers plainly show that it has been lowered!!!" I really don't take pleasure in doing this but I have to contradict you again. GTI's are not ... Read More
"So here's my subjective opinion: The results of these comparisons are mostly useless. The numbers speak for themselves. All else needs to be judged by you, the buyer, when it comes time to test drive the vehicles. If you like the GTI, who cares if Edmunds picked it 5th? If you think that the Si will ne'er be in the shop, then head to the Honda dealer. In the history of ... Read More
I'm sure that the GTI is a fast little car but I wouldn't call 200 hp with 207 lbs torque a "high performance engine". Many cars available today have much more HP and torque. I have owned a 1998 GTI VR6 and the 2001 GTI. The VR6 was far superior to the Turbo 1.8. The only thing nice about this particular model is that it is made in Germany vice Brazil. ... Read More
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