2008 GLI

Consumer Reviews

2008 Volkswagen GLI

$3,974 - $10,250  MSRP Range
2008 Volkswagen GLI

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

7 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.9 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.7 out of 5 stars Performance
4.4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Lots of fun and full of nice tech too

by Robdotsys from South Jersey on Sat May 27 2017

I really love this car and wanted one for the last couple years. After test driving the 5-cyl Jettas, I realized I wanted the more powerful 2.0T engine. Then finally after driving a couple GLI's I knew this was the car I wanted. With its 200HP engine and 6-speed stick, not only am I enjoying my drive but I am getting around 32mpg most of the time. I am worried about the reliability of the engine and electrical systems. I hear that many of these cars have issues. I've been told most were fixed since 2008 so I feel a bit better. I had a 2000 Jetta before this and was told they had poor reliability issues but it lasted more than 17 years and only until last year that I knew I had to replace it. I'm hoping to have the same luck with this one too. Looking back, I wish I had test drove the DSG model just to see which model is better.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Car Ever

by VW GLi from Reno, NV on Mon May 28 2018

I have previously owned Subaru, Toyota, and Audi - this is the best of any as far as reliability, comfort, quiet ride, cost (not only of purchase but of maintenance). Can't say enough positive things about this vehicle

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

It's good, just expensive

by ecwest97 from Hattiesburg, MS on Tue Jul 25 2017

This car has been great. However, the tires get worn out too quickly if not rotated more often. Also, beware having to get maintenance on it. It will cost a lot more than you would prefer because it is a Volkswagen.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

I currently own a Volkswagen Passat

by Josh from Claremont Nc on Thu Jun 29 2017

This car fits me well it has lots of leg room for me and I'm over 6 foot tall and plenty of trunk spaces and it looks so nice on the inside and out they mpg is pretty good as well it's a great family car

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

great little car

by amanda on Sun Dec 17 2017

great MPGs, dependable, fast and fun to drive, the car has enough room for our family of 5, I have really enjoyed this car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for anyone

by vwgirl from chicago, il on Tue Aug 08 2017

The interior is the best pick for this car. Amazing on gas mileage, I got up to 33.8 on highway. Very smooth ride.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Very good running car.

by Tdat17 from Kenilworth , Nj on Tue Oct 09 2018

So far it?s ok needs exhaust , thermostat and rear brakes other than that it runs very good , engine runs great fun to drive .

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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