Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 Hatchback

This generation of Volkswagen Golf 6 has been produced from November, 2008 to January, 2012. We can provide information about 14 modifications of this generation. 2008 Volkswagen Golf is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (1 version) and front wheel drive (13 versions). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and power of from 80 to 210 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 2.0 litres and power of from 110 to 140 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (8 versions), as well as automatic (6 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6 to 7.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.9 to 5.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 hatchback petrol engine version is Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI, consuming 6 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 hatchback diesel - Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Golf real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 15 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +15% for petrol engines and +14% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Golf modification.

Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 138 to 173 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 128 to 145 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Golf with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI which produces an average of 138 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Golf diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI - 128 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.9 seconds has Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTI version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Golf 1.4 16V reaching this speed only in 14 seconds. The maximum top speed is 240 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 210 hp version (Volkswagen Golf 2.0 GTI).

Lenght of Volkswagen Golf is 420 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Volkswagen Golf is about 2 cm longer than Toyota Corolla hatchback, but 5 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Volkswagen Golf gross weight is from 1750 to 2000 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 10 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volkswagen Golf trunk space is 350 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1305 litres.

This Volkswagen (VW) is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4500 $. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Golf repair costs are 280 $ per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Golf 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 24% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Golf for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Golf prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Golf received average grade 8.7 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (8.1). All authors of reviews would recommend Volkswagen Golf to the friend.

Volkswagen Golf modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 122 HP 6.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI 1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.4 TSI

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 160 HP 6.0 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.6 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 1.6 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2009 2.0 GTI Apr 2009 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds

2.0 Petrol 210 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2009 2.0 GTI Apr 2009 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds

2.0 Petrol 210 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (7) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 110 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 110 HP 5.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 140 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Volkswagen Golf 2008 2.0 TDI 4Motion 4x4 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Volkswagen Golf service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Volkswagen Golf safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Golf has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Golf is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Golf got three stars.

Volkswagen Golf prices

Volkswagen Golf 2008 - 2012 hatchback price in Latvia is from 2400 $ to 6500 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Golf price is entirely high - Volkswagen Golf is approximately for 11 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2012 prices). Volkswagen Golf high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volkswagen (VW) could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Golf 2011 price 4100 $ 5000 $ 6500 $
Volkswagen Golf 2010 price 3900 $ 5000 $ 6000 $
Volkswagen Golf 2009 price 3300 $ 4800 $ 6000 $
Volkswagen Golf 2008 price 2400 $ 3000 $ 3900 $

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Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Golf reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of only 16.9 percent of Volkswagen Golf of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

Volkswagen Golf reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Volkswagen Golf 2008 6 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Golf with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
77%
Climate control
66%
Metallic paint
63%
Rain sensor
45%
Adjustable steering wheel
44%
Cruise control
26%
Heated seats
24%
Tire pressure control
22%
Rear parking sensors
21%
Front parking sensors
17%
Dimming mirrors
11%

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Volkswagen Golf reviews

Total 105 Volkswagen Golf owner reviews

Volkswagen Golf 2011 Hatchback Petrol 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
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