Volkswagen Prices and Values: Based in Germany, Volkswagen first arrived in the US in 1949 and has since become one of the most recognized brands on the road. The iconic Beetle is the best-selling single vehicle model in history, and remains one of the most identifiable vehicles in production. Volkswagen has a long history of incorporating diesel technology into its lineup and is leading the charge to bring modern clean diesel into the mainstream.
A sporty hatchback available in two or four-door bodystyles, the 2008 Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 200 hp, and is offered with a manual or VW's DSG gearbox.
A four-door sedan with seating for five, the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan has renamed its trim levels to S, SE, and SEL, all of which come standard with an efficient 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 29 mpg highway.
The popular and sporty two-door hatchback 2008 Volkswagen R32 is back for another year after its US debt in 2004, and now comes equipped solely with the DSG transmission which is mated to a 250 hp 3.2L six-cylinder engine.