August 2008 Lease Rate for 08 VW GTI/Rabbit

My Take: 0% financing for up to 60 months on the GTI is STILL available (expires 9/2/08). Pretty much makes leasing less of a “deal”. However, if you wanted to, the MF are low enough to make payments acceptable. Lets take a look at a well equipped GTI. Also, for those on a budget, you can get it’s “fluffier” sibling, the VW Rabbit.

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  • GTI + Autobahn + 18″ ‘Hufeisen’ Alloy Wheels
  • MSRP $28,435
  • Invoice $26,564
  • Standard inception fees + tax not included
  • Residuals posted are for 15K miles/year.

2008 Volkswagen GTI 2dr Hatchback
24 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00066 Base Rate
36 Month – Residual 51% of MSRP – .00066 Base Rate
48 Month – Residual 43% of MSRP – .00119 Base Rate

24mo Payment: $425 at invoice, $504 at MSRP
36mo Payment: $362 at invoice, $415 at MSRP
48mo Payment: $345 at invoice, $386 at MSRP

What I’ve noticed about Audi/VW is that they lease “cheaper” at 36 and 48 months. The Payments are very reasonable here for the 36mo term. At 12k miles per year, you can enjoy savings of about $15 per month, on a 36mo lease. The question now is, for around the same payments, would you rather drive a GTI or a Cooper S?

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2dr Hatchback
24 Month – Residual 64% of MSRP – .00138 Base Rate
36 Month – Residual 55% of MSRP – .00138 Base Rate
48 Month – Residual 48% of MSRP – .00177 Base Rate

Rates provided by Tarry Shebesta from

5 thoughts on “August 2008 Lease Rate for 08 VW GTI/Rabbit

  1. hey G–after seeing this, i think i can lease a 2door gti with dsg (important to me in north jersey traffic) for less than the cooperS if i steer clear of the autobahn package, which too me just isnt worth the dough.

  2. L: That is very true, you can certainly go below the cooper’s price. Those coopers are going for MSRP and in B’s case, he had to order it in advance.
    I think you’ll have fun with it. I almost got one last year instead of my wife’s TSX. Long story short, I was looking to replace my A4. TSX was going for like $330 a month $750 at drive-off in May 07. VW GTI was like $380 with $1200 at drive-off. The choice was obvious.

  3. G:
    Just thought I would give you an update…bought a GTI the other night…picking it up tomorrow!! Got the black 2dr with DSG, roof, and 18s. I am so stoked right now!! Also, I financed for 0% and 72 mos. Even rolled TTL in. It was still way cheaper than the 36/15 lease and after looking at the numbers, I think after 3 years or so I should be able to sell it breaking even…

  4. CONGRATS L!!! That’s awesome I’m glad it worked out. 0% for 72 months is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Sometimes you lease, sometimes you buy, in this case, certainly buy. Nothing better than a free loan. LOL. Don’t forget to join the Wall if you have pics ^_^

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