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Review I have not driven a car that gives you so much for the price. It's fantastic the way the motor and transmission work together. The DSG is the best auto-manual there is. The car feels very refined and stays relatively quiet on the road. The seats are awesome and I love the steering wheel. Loaded with features that are usually offered on luxury cars. Turbo lag is there low in the RPM range, but after driving a couple of weeks it is easy to get used to. The 4-door version has all the room I need. Carries 4 people comfortably, and my kid's car seat fits great. Have had no reliability issues. All around this is one of the best cars money can buy. Could not be happier with my purchase.
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Available Volkswagen GTI 2008 Submodel Types: Hatchback
Exterior Colors: Candy White, Carbon Steel Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, United Gray Metallic, Deep Black Metallic, Tornado Red, Shadow Blue Metallic, Black Magic Metallic, Reflex Silver, Black Magic, United Gray, Silverstone Grey, Black, Cosmic Green Metallic, Indigo Blue, Satin Silver, Shadow Blue Metallic (Late Availability), Silverstone Gray
Interior Colors: Interlagos cloth, Titan Black leather, Anthracite leather, Titan Black leather/cloth, Black, Gray , Black leather, Anthracite cloth, Black
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Heated seats, Bluetooth, Upgraded Headlights, Sunroof/Moonroof, USB Inputs, Power Driver Seat, Leather Seats, Navigation