2008 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Review: 08 GTI

2008 Volkswagen GTI - Consumer Review

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08 GTI
By Mark on


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


I purchased my 2008 GTI rather than a Mustang. I wanted a sporty, fast car. My decision was made primarily due to increasing gas prices. This wasn't solved since the car runs best using premium fuel anyway. While the car was extremely fun to drive, the ride is stiff but should be expected. Maintenance costs are high as are costs for replacement items such as tires. At 10k miles it needed a 4 wheel alignment. I always drove the car easy, no curb hopping. Sold car at 22k miles due to notification from VW USA of possible problems with the DSG transmissions. Buy the car if you have money to burn on upkeep and maintenance. I went back to Toyotas, no more headaches.

Best Features

Handling, acceleration, stereo system

Worst Features

Overall mechanical quality needs to show improvement
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