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My First Car — It was my first car, it gave me freedom. I drove it like a demon, as much as you can in a '79 diesel Rabbit with 180,000 miles on back roads in Maine in 1990 ... I loved it. It blew up unfortunately.

Pros: Sunroof

Cons: low power

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My First Car. — Great first car for a college student. Paid $450 fof it. Vinyl interior. Manual sunroof. Yellow foglights.

Pros: 1.8l fuel injected engine when carbs were still standard issue.
Sunroof.

Cons: Maintenence on a fuel injected enginein the early 90's.

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Great Student Car... Back In The Day — Mine was almost flourescent yellow in color, 4 door, automatic with an after market ac unit. Black vinyl interior that killed you in the summer time. Was great to put the surfboards on the roof and head to the beach. Great on gas and because of the design, really did well on fast corners.

Pros: (at the time): cheap on gas, affordable, easy to maintain, something different

Cons: None that I can tell

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Sporty, Stylish For The Time And Very Fun To Drive! — I don't recall a lot of the specs of this car...I'm pretty sure it had a Rabbit 1.6L engine, but it had been tuned up and had better brakes and suspension. It went under the GTI label but this application doesn't go earlier than 1983 for Rabbit GTIs, which is of course incorrect. It had nice Recaro seats which were standard and an after-market vinyl sunroof which was huge and opened the entire roof up which was brilliant. I bought with a reconditioned engine but the guy who fixed it gave me a cracked head and so the thing spewed oil and black smoke shortly after I go it. I was 18 at the time and my mum threatened to make his life very difficult if he didn't fix it for free and he relented. My mum had that kind of power over people! I loved my GTI...it was great fun, handled well on the many curvy roads we had in West Vancouver, had good performance while being economical.

Pros: looked good, quick, fun, practical, economical

Cons: a bit boxy

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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Never By Matthew

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