2008 Volkswagen Rabbit User Reviews

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"power" 14 reviews
"build quality" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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AutoMattic writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Review
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4

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Great handling, great acceleration, easy parking, good hwy mpg

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Decent sounds system, no center consul

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Great Looks And Fun To Drive — Overall, this a well built machine. It has been reliable thus far and can be great for anyone with a family of four or less. Great for city where parking can be difficult. Can maneuver around tight turns and has good visibility.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daytona955i writes:
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fun to drive, nice stock stereo, leg room for tall people,,comfortable, the car does very good in the snow..set of snow tires and it is an animal!!! Fantastic cars and a step above the rest in build quality!!!

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a little small inside, needs more HP and better fuel econmy.My only  complaint is the door bent from ice and snow not draining from the door jam!!!

Daytona955i
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Farfennugen — Over all very impressed with my rabbit, it is a great car for students,a good ,first car, or a daily driver. The rabbit is fun to drive ,handles great in all weather and so far has only cost me gas ,oil and routine maintence!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryell writes:
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Feels like a luxury car, very solid feel and build quality.  Great design, clean and simple

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MPG could be better.

Bryell
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Rabbits Rule! — Can't beat this car for the money, get a used one for under $10,000 these days. Strong engine, brakes, tight handling all wrapped up into a super functional hatchback. No wonder this design is so popular in Europe! Forget the bad wrap against VW, this generation Rabbit is a well built and reliable car.

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Christopher writes:
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Great to drive.

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Not so good on gas.

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Great Looking And Great To Drive. — Great little two-door. Spacious, practical, good looking. Fun to drive, with good on-demand power and a great 5-speed stick. It's no GTI, but it'll put a bigger smile on your face than anything else in the category, while still managing to be refined and comfortable.

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Pavlo writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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its fun and its pretty cheap.

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None, i love it.

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I Love It, First Vw In The Us, Sucks That It Isnt Stick But Tiptronic Does The Trick. — Well its the first VW i've ever driven, and im not going to lie its pretty quick. It has a 2.5 straight 5 engine. Its louuuddd! Mornings are probably the best time to drive it because you can hear the engine alot. I would mod it, but then its not really mine, or yet that is.. Build quality is amazing. We havent had anything break leak or even squeek on it. Appearance wise, i guess id like it to be lower but back to the fact that it isnt mine and its a daily for my father. Cost of ownership? Sure it gets about 280 miles to a tank of gas depending on how you drive it, and sure it could be better but you gotta pay to play. the car is absolutely amazing to drive. It does need a few minor upgrades tho. Thicker sway bars and id say thats it fror minor. Anything else would be major, something that either makes the FFFPSHHH sound or something that whines. turbo or supercharger.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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FWD, interior room, cargo room, roof rack

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Road Noise on highway

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Excellent Value — my only complaint is road noise. Otherwise, tremendous value and solid construction. Would recommend. seats 4 adults comfortable; can squeeze in 5 no problem - plus gear. iPod inteface is good, interior quality is very good for price. easy & inexpensive to own.

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Christopher writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Review
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Good balance between great MPG and drivability.

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Although there is plenty of room in the back, it's not easy getting out of the 2 door.

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Affordable, Fun To Drive, And Reliable. — Pretty peppy little car that if driven like a grandma can get up to 32mpg. The 2008 Rabbit has 20 more HP than the previous years and it helps for when you're getting onto the freeway. Not a fast car by any means but still fun to drive. A pretty stiff chassis and good brakes provide for a fun drive when you want and solid looks and functional interior make this VW a great daily driver of you can't afford the GTI/R32.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Carribean cherry hardwood

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Can't go over speed bumps

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Pretty Sweet — Performance is pretty good not to slow but not crazy fast like the 337. It is built very well not alot of wind/road noise, handles awesome. Looks are pretty sweet not your typical gti look little different cause its a rabbit. car is very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kevin writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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Fun to drive easy to live with, great space for tall drivers.

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I wouldn't avoid this car. the jetta maybe...

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Great Little Car, Great Gas Mileage For Engine Size An Power. — This car is very much the revelation compared to my previous car, 05 Hyundai accent. I was worried about VW's reliability given their past but I must say that this Rabbit hasn't possessed any of those flaws. It accelerates decently, but the throttle delay from the drive by wire does get a bit annoying from light to light. This car shines in it's passing power and cornering grip. It's been a good car also, only had 1 issue with the clock spring for an airbag and horn going out on the steering wheel. Under warranty, nothing out of pocket, one time thing so im still happy. Im surprised that I've beaten the EPA ratings for gas mileage on this car more than once. I should be getting 25 combined or less, when I'm actually getting 28 on average cycles. Best hwy has been 34, this car loves taking long trips. Would easily recommend it and have done so many times already :-)

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Anthony writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Review
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grea build, lots of torque, good mileage

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slow

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Get A V-dub! — The rabbit is a fun car to drive and it's good on gas, but I would recommend putting a turbo in it if you have the money for it. It's okay as a commuter car, but if you're looking for a fast car you should really look into buying the GTI.

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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Never By Matthew

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Well all in all my 1984 VW Rabbit is a reliable small car. It accelerates very well, good braking and handling. We get snow where I live and with the car being so light 2240lbs winter driving must be ... Read More

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