Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing


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2008 Highlights

The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta sees a few changes. Most notably, the sedan gets a bump up in power, thanks to a revised 2.5-liter standard engine good for 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Trim levels get new names: S, SE and SEL. The 2.0T engine is available only on the newly revised limited-edition Wolfsburg Edition model and the Volkswagen GLI. (Volkswagen has dropped the "Jetta" name in a move to make the GLI similar to the GTI. The GLI is reviewed separately.) A power two-way recline feature for the driver seat is now standard across all trims.

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Pros

  • Pleasant ride, high-end interior materials, long list of safety features, meticulous build quality.

Cons

  • Dull exterior styling contradicts nameplate's youthful image, unspectacular fuel economy.

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Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta for Sale

Volkswagen Jetta 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Black Pure Beige leatherette75,132 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen JettaSE
List:$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Volkswagen Jetta 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M) 55,686 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen JettaSE
List:$6,815
Est.Loan: $140/mo
Volkswagen Jetta 2008 SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Reflex Silver Metallic Art Gray leatherette112,576 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen JettaSEL PZEV
List:$4,899
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Features & Specs

S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
MPG242424
Seating555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
HorsepowerN/AN/AN/A

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    M
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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2008 VW Jetta SE Auto
We purchased our 2008 Jetta SE (auto) brand new. My wife was the primary driver on our Jetta and we could not have been more pleased with the Jetta. In fact, 7 months later I bought a 2007 Jetta GLI for myself. We considered an Accord Coupe but the Jetta was $3,000 less and had more features. The car now has over 50,000 miles on it and still has not had any repairs--just regular maintenace...still on original brakes and tires, even. City driving returned around 22 mpg and highway driving would return up to 35 mpg...usually averaged 32-33 mpg on road trips. Quiet and comfortable to drive, cavernouse trunk and loaded with features.
3 year lease end love it/hate it still pt. 1
I have leased my salsa red Jetta SE for almost 3 years now, mileage up to 32,000. I originally wrote the love it/hate it review and want to expand on that. Styling is still modern after 3 years, still a good looking car inside and out. The leatherette still looks great as all other interior components do also, even the carpet. I live in the NE so the carpet sees its fair share of wet and snowy shoes, still cleans up well. No problems with any interior components, all are like new. Exterior paint has chipped considerably, how very sad. Seems only the red paint suffered this as I have "red" about it on the internet. Above the rear license plate the paint has completely come off and rust has
First and last VW for me!
This car was bought for me as a first car and I absolutely loved everything about it. It's super cute, fun to dart in and out of traffic with and it had a great "giddy up" to it. Within the first year I started having mechanical issues with the car not starting. I took it to my local Firestone and got the battery, starter, alternator, and ignition checked out and I got a green light on everything. The next day I made an appointment with the VW dealership and they were just as unconcerned and rude as they could be. For almost two months I have been fighting this battle with VW for almost two months and I'm surely getting rid of this car as soon as possible.
Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Overview

The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2008 Jetta 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2008 Jetta.

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What's a good price on a Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta?

Save up to $192 on one of 24 Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,699 as of 04/26/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE is priced between $2,900 and $9,998 with odometer readings between 55686 and 148248 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV is priced between $2,699 and $7,995 with odometer readings between 69334 and 221266 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition is priced between $3,500 and $9,744 with odometer readings between 79603 and 126612 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S PZEV is priced between $5,000 and $5,250 with odometer readings between 86710 and 89779 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL is priced between $3,999 and $5,250 with odometer readings between 94551 and 156545 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL PZEV is priced between $4,899 and $9,598 with odometer readings between 89000 and 112576 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition PZEV is priced between $6,995 and $9,998 with odometer readings between 72470 and 76685 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S is priced between $4,990 and $4,990 with odometer readings between 133942 and 133942 miles.

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Gas Mileage

2008 Volkswagen Jetta S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/29 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG24
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume107.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase101.5 in.
Length179.3 in.
Width70.1 in.
Height57.4 in.
Curb Weight3285 lbs.