Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,451 - $24,375
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®
$5,451 - $24,375
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volkswagen GTI If...

A powerful, flexible engine combined with flat, responsive handling, a lot of grip in the corners and front-wheel-drive predictability make the 2008 Volkswagen GTI a joy to drive...

2008 Volkswagen GTI Owner Reviews

4.5
12 Reviews
67% 17% 17% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%
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First car ever. Spacious and very comfortable for family and travel.

2008 Volkswagen GTI

Absolutely love my car! I can put my back seats down for more storage and transportation and it has a very smooth drive. The gas last a while in the tank and for the most part it does not have many issues and I brought my car used. If anything is wrong with the car it will tell you the second you turn it on, just read the dash area and there is a manual that explains all the lights and possible issues with the car. Only problem is, because it is a Volkswagen, it is never much of an "easy fix". you always have to take it to the shop to get bulb change, new gas tank, even changing the tire is a hassle sometimes but I wouldn't change it for the world!

- Kiwi S

The clutch is like butter - very fun to drive

2008 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door

I bought my GTI in 2017 and have not had any problems with how it runs. It is a great little zippy car. It is very fun to drive and handles well. Although the car is small (and fits into inconvenient parking spaces with ease) it feels spacious on the inside. The only issue I have is the same in this car as it was in other VWs I owned. I find the upholstery on the ceiling of the vehicle sags and does not stay adhered to the top. I live in a hot area, so I know that does not help on top of the car being a decade old. Everything else is everything I hoped for and more.

- Sarah N

VW gti 08 is great for a first car!

2008 Volkswagen GTI

The seats are very comfortable. Although it is a two door, it is fairly easy to get in and out of the back seat for smaller people. It is very spacious. The sound system is amazing. The overall performance is really good. It has a problem with surges when you first take off. The ac and heat both work great. Seats have great warmers.

- Sydney V

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,451 - $7,772
$24,375 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC FSI 16
2.0L DOHC FSI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

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
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 in.
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

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

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
165.8 in.
165.8 in.

Width

Width
69.3 in.
69.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3162 lbs.
3213 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
25 mpg
26 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

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

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

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety