2008 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: I've Had Mine a Year, Time To
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2008 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback - Consumer Review

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I've Had Mine a Year, Time To Review...
By Eric on

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2008 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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I bought this car even though I knew all about VW's terrible reputation for unreliable build quality, overpriced dealer service, and poor customer relations due to the 1.8T and its sludge issue. Why would anyone do that? I blame BBC America! Top Gear's rave review and Jeremy Clarkson's wistful reminiscences of his MKI Scirocco lured me into the dealership for a very fateful test drive. The GTI made my Scion TC feel like a Yugo; it was so much more responsive, faster, better brakes, agile, and afterward getting back into my faithful and dependable Toyota product was just depressing. The dealership screwed me on price and interest rate because I had to have the car right now and was a moron.

Best Features

I never use the crappy radio because the exhaust sounds so awesome.

Worst Features

Speakers are abysmal and are non-standard dimensions so they are difficult to replace.
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