2008 GLI

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2008 Volkswagen GLI

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4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

6 Reviews
2008 Volkswagen GLI
4.7 out of 5 starsComfort
4.7 out of 5 starsPerformance
4.3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4.8 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4.5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4.5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 stars

Lots of fun and full of nice tech too

by Robdotsys from South Jersey on 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 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

It's good, just expensive

by ecwest97 from Hattiesburg, MS on July 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 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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

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

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for anyone

by vwgirl from chicago, il on August 8, 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
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Car Ever

by VW GLi from Reno, NV on 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 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsReliability

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Does recommend this car!!

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