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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PROS
"ride" 20 reviews
"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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Bryell writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Review
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4

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AutoMattic writes:
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Great handling, great acceleration, easy parking, good hwy mpg

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Decent sounds system, no center consul

AutoMattic
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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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pismocycleguy writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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It's very clean and economical

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It uses gasoline, not electricity

pismocycleguy
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Terrific — It is a very dependable, economical, sporty, driveable, sexy vehicle that handles a curvy road with no problem. The brakes are fantastic and the rear hatchback space is voluminous, plenty of room! Plus chicks dig it! And the sunroof lets in plenty of air.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Patrick writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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none

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just about everything on this car is a con except that the engine has a specail transmission which is nice to use on highways

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This Is Volkswagens Basic Model — this car i thought would be like the golf when i went to drive it. to my suprise it had no where near the power and was almost worthless for fun driving. this would be a good car for someone in the city though

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hootan writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-Door Review
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The best on its class!

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mmm...

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My Little Bonny — Has its own language. German quality, a mixure of power, agility and unique handling. A 5 Cylinder Engine matched with the best transmistion on its class gives you a pleasure of driviing an urban car with race capabilities. Best safety on its class. Rock it Bunny!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door Review
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Quick, Sporty for the Price

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MPG isn't amazing

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Rabid Rabbit — It accelerates very well and has a lot of room for a 2 Door Hatchback. Very comfortable and feels secure. Love 5 Speed Manual. I love driving it and can't wait to put some new rims on it in March.

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