Fast, reliable, and beautiful
The only thing I can say bad about this car is the cloth and cloth side panels scratch very easily.
Also the paint quality could be better, and the car interior quality could be better.
This car handles like no other, and it's also very quick. When I leased this car, I had a choice of getting the GTI in silver auto or the black with the 6 speed on the lot in October 2007. I had to get it in black. When I first looked at the car, I didn't know if I liked the body style, but when I looked a little closer it was beautiful. So far it's been about a year and there haven't been any problems with it, besides a flat tire.
The cost isn't cheap to fuel this baby up with premium gas, but it well worth because it gets better mpg. If you're planning on not changing your own oil, you're going to pay $120+ for the dealership to do it.
The dashboard and the look of the interior is awesome, it's a eye catcher. I'm planning on buying it after 2 years if doesn't have serious break down, which I don't think it will because this car is solid.
Everyone likes it. I haven't met someone that didn't like it. Also it can keep up with the WRX.
It's pretty roomy for a small car, but if you're over 6 feet it might not have enough room for you. The backseats don't fold down the whole way, which could be a problem if you're trying to fit anything big in the back.
Another thing I love about this car is the blue gauges. I saw they are changing them to white for the 2010 GTI. Why change something that looks good?
If you want something fast, reliable and that looks good, the 2008 GTI is what you need to get.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2008