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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L FSI turbocharged I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Engine braking assist
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent 4-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/45WR17 summer performance tires
  • Temporary use spare tire
  • 17" x 7" alloy wheels
  • Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented/rear solid disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake pressure distribution
  • Hydraulic brake assistant
  • Dual exhaust tips

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black front grille w/honeycomb mesh & red surround
  • HID xenon headlights
  • Bumper integrated foglights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated side blinkers
  • Tinted green glass
  • 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • 8-way manual front cloth sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat w/(3) height-adjustable headrests
  • Front center armrest w/(2) cup holders
  • Front console pwr outlet
  • Rear seat center armrest w/storage, pass-through, (2) cup holders
  • Front map & seatback storage pockets
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Tilt/telescoping 3-spoke sport leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Outside temp display
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Multi-function trip computer w/compass
  • Automatic pwr windows w/1-touch driver down
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) integrated key transmitters
  • Cruise control
  • Remote trunk release
  • Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system
  • Premium VII AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer/MP3 player-inc: (10) speakers, auxiliary input jack
  • Sirius satellite radio w/3-month subscription
  • Air conditioning w/pollen filter
  • Rear heating/air conditioning ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Cloth door trim
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors w/sliding feature, illuminated vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Lighting-inc: front dome light w/time delay, (2) reading lights, front footwell light, luggage compartment light
  • Leather shift knob
  • Alloy pedals
  • Front rear passenger assist handles
  • Cargo area-inc: full carpeting, fold-down pkg hook, removable storage divider, pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger front airbag supplemental restraint system w/buckle switch
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Front height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters
  • 3-point safety belts in all positions
  • Center rear safety belt w/interlock
  • LATCH child restraint system
  • Child safety door locks
  • Clutch starter interlock
  • Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Trunk escape handle

2008 Volkswagen GLI Owner Reviews

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Amazing car, but it will not last.

2008 Volkswagen GLI 4dr Sdn Man PZEV

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

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