2008 Volkswagen GLI Consumer Review: Outstanding Performance and Bu

2008 Volkswagen GLI - Consumer Review

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

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Outstanding Performance and Build Quality
By imacVW on


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


This car is an absolute blast to drive! I drive with a very heavy foot and still average 23-25 MPG (premium 93 gasoline). I'm 6'5" and weigh 220 lbs, yet I have plenty of leg room. The adjustable seat height is probably one of my favorite features. My wife enjoys the feel of an SUV so she raises the seat all the way up when she drives and says it gives her a feeling of being higher up than a typical sedan. The steering is extremely responsive even under heavy acceleration. If you are unfamiliar with turbo's, there is a bit of lag noticeable when letting off the brake from a complete stop. It's a normal function of any turbo and just takes some getting used to. Love the car! Highly recommend!

Best Features

Bi-Xenon headlights, paddle shifters on the steering wheel (DSG package), enormous trunk, electronic speed sensitive steering, 18" rims are beautiful, great acceleration from stand still and on freeway, car key folds into remote, wrap around air curtain, plaid seats, overall performance of turbo

Worst Features

Arm rest feels like it will break if too much pressure applied, dual climate controls should be standard, brakes tend to make noise after a hard rain (only until the warm up, then silent again), occasionally can feel the car down shifting when braking, heads-up display would be a neat feature
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