Volkswagen Golf 2008 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Golf 2008 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Why is the gearbox clunking in my '08 Volkswagen Golf?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jun 2018

It’s quite possibly caused by the clutches in the gearbox; they may need to be replaced.

Show More

Problems with Golf automatic transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Feb 2015

The recall you refer to related to cars fitted with the 7-speed gearbox, not the 6-speed. You could attempt to negotiate with VW over your concerns on the basis of goodwill, but your car is six years old and has been worked on by so many different people that I don’t think you have much of a chance of success.

Show More

Volkswagen Polo 2015: Suitable for elderly driver?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jan 2015

The Polo will be a top choice but don't overlook the Honda Jazz. It's a different style of car, not feeling as solid as the VW, but lively with good outward vision.

Show More
VW recalls 2.6m cars worldwide, over 44,000 in Australia

VW recalls 2.6m cars worldwide, over 44,000 in Australia

15 Nov 2013 · by Joshua Dowling

Volkswagen has issued a worldwide recall of 2.6 million vehicles --including more than 44,000 cars in Australia -- for possible fuel leaks, electrical faults and gearbox problems.It is the second ...

Read More
VW recalls 2.6m cars, over 44,000 in Australia

VW recalls 2.6m cars, over 44,000 in Australia

15 Nov 2013 · by Staff Writers

Volkswagen is issuing recalls and advisories for about 2.6 million vehicles world-wide, including about 43,700 in Australia, for a range of three defects. The Australian vehicles include more than 16 ...

Read More

Over 8,000 questions answered by CarsGuide

Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

Complete Guide to Volkswagen

Reviews, price, specs and more