Used 2008 Volkswagen GTI Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

younger opinion...

jotad, 09/04/2011
PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

its comfortable,quiet,well built and really fun to drive. this car is always in the mood for a sporty time ! even though is a heavy car it handles very good , is extremely comfortable to drive at high speeds, in long trips and daily basis.DSG gearbox is wonderful. i live in a very hot-hummid city(panama) and the air conditioner stops working some times(it seems to be a common problem in this year gti).its a expensive car to own. i haven't had any serious problems, but small things are very expensive to replace. In the end, if you are willing to sacrifice some reliability for comfort, safety and sportiness this car is a very rewarding car to own ,it will make u smile every time you press gas

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3.5 out of 5 stars

Its not that great

Javier, 11/16/2008
PZEV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
3 of 5 people found this review helpful

I purchased this car to be my everyday car. It is very fast and fun to drive. The auto trans shifts to quick, it is twitchy. The build quality is not what you would expect a nearly 30,000 car. The factory ipod connect is bad! Fuel economy is not that great if you get on the gas. Over all it is a good car but I just feel that for the price you should get more and better quality. My rear cup holder broke like in 2 days. There is some cabin noise and the seats are not that comfortable. It does have considerable blind spots even when turning your head to switch lanes. I say you owe it to your self to drive the competition before you buy, I did not.

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5 out of 5 stars

This is the One

My Name is Fast, 06/13/2008
2dr Hatchback w/Prod. End 05/08 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

I am one of those types of people who can not settle on a car. I have owned twelve other cars in my lifetime and this one tops them all by far. I traded in my Passat TDI for the GTI because diesel prices were out of control and I don't regret it a bit. This car is faster and handles better than my wife's Audi TT. I challenge anyone to find a car that handles better in the curves and can function as a daily driver as well. This may be the car or at least the brand/style of car that I finally stick with. I finally know what fast looks and feels like and this is it. There's only one word to describe this vehicle: Fahrvergnügen.

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4 out of 5 stars

Fun on a budget

Joe Rogers, 06/22/2016
2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Quick and agile, gun to drive. Turbo requires premium fuel. Versatile around town and short trip car. Tight, sporty suspension. Most models use some oil between changes due to turbo. Mine takes about a quart per 1500 miles buy is driven relatively easy most days.

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5 out of 5 stars

Back in the fold...

40valvesgone, 06/18/2008
PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This is hard for me to do because I traded in my 2004 AUDI S4. So imagine the performance & refinement that I'm giving up. Having said that, if it was too much of a gap I wouldn't have gotten the GTI. The GTI is nothing short of incredible. I had a GTI in 1995, when it was equipped with the VR6. I missed that car when I traded it in & am glad to be back in the GTI fold. I have owned other VWs and have always liked them. This GTI is a cut above the rest, what a great car. Not only is it quick and fun to drive, but it's well behaved too. You can cruise, you can relax, and then simply by pressing down the accelerator - the attitude changes to evil.

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