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Volkswagen Rabbit Model Overview

Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

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Oxygen Sensor

What would make an oxygen sensor go off on my 84 vw rabbit?

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How Do I Go About Making My 5 Speed Manual Transmission A Higher Gear In Ov...

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Kkrawl
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Sometimes It Fires Right Up. Other Times Nothing At All. Ground Issue?

Turn the key and it fires up, or nothing at all. Ground issue?

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Sheila Conner
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How To Set Timing

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CJ2005
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I Have A 1984 Vw Rabbit Gl 1.7 Hatchback And 101,500 Miles Im Curious As To...

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Older Volkswagen Rabbit

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1982 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1980 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1978 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1978 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1977 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1976 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1976 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1976 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1975 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1975 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1975 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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About the Volkswagen Rabbit

In 1975, Volkswagen launched what it hoped would be a successful successor to the Beetle. Called the Golf in the rest of the world, the vehicle was dubbed the Rabbit for the U.S. market only. It would prove to be as successful as VW hoped, and in one form or another (and with a name that has shifted between the Golf and the Rabbit), it is still sold today worldwide, including in the U.S. as the recently rechristened VW Rabbit.

From 1975 until 1984, the Rabbit was available as a two- or four-door hatchback, initially powered by a 1.5-liter engine that generated just 70 hp. Despite its lackluster engine, at least by today's standard, it was still highly rated when compared to its competitors, with reviewers citing is balance, handling, ride, and quickness as positive points.

In the following years, the engine, transmission, and standard features were upgraded, and a convertible version was introduced. But when the vehicle received a redesign in 1985, the Rabbit name was dropped and the car picked up the Golf name, which was then in use worldwide. The Rabbit platform continued, however, in the form of the Cabriolet, which was offered by VW for a number of years.

Perhaps realizing the attractiveness of an iconic name, VW decided to bring the Rabbit back in 2006 with a feature-laden vehicle that delivers the best in quality and value.