Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,049 - $25,375
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,049 - $25,375
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

2008 Volkswagen GLI Owner Reviews

4.33

3 Reviews

67% 4 star 0% 33% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Want the feel of a race car in a sedan? Look no further than the Volkswagen gli.

The car is exactly what I want. The six-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and accelerates quickly through the gears. The 2. 0 liter turbocharged engine is extremely quick and reliable while still giving decent gas mileage. The leather seats are comfortable and the racing style geometry hugs you when taking tight corners at fast speeds. As a huge fan of German engineering and attention to detail this car is a perfect fit.

- Kevin W

It is fast, reliable and comfortable.

Overall awesome car. The gas mileage is perfect. 25/27 around town and 30/32 on the highway. It has panel shifting which makes it fun to drive. Along with sport mode. The only problems I have had with it is that the coils in it go easily. Luckily they were always covered. It is a smooth ride.

- L O

Amazing car, but it will not last.

Lots of chain slap from the cam chain. Lots of failures being reported too. Some worn interior pieces like steering wheel, radio trim. I love the car, but VW messed up some things with it. I wish I could have it forever, but something is bound to break on it soon.

- Eric M

Ranked #3 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,049 - $7,758
$25,375

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine
2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.1 ft.
35.1 ft.

Length

Length
179.3 in.
179.3 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3290 .lbs
3334 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
207 ft. lbs.
207 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety