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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit 2 Dr Base Convertible Review
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Fun — I like to work on old cars and this has been a real challenge. It is fun to drive and gets good mileage, Plus its a convertible. Use it mostly to drive 30 miles each way for works. Fun car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: German made, rebuilt engine with 170,00 and all replacement parts were STD.

Cons: hard to find interior and exterior parts

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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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Fun To Drive Great On Fuel Mileage — love it its a 1.6 diesel that rolls coal. i get 63 mpg with the pump down and 42 with it now. i gettin ready to put a 33 ml turbo on it and lower it 2 in. its really fun to drive. this pic was taken at the walmart, in one of the shoppin kart corrals.

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

Pros: good ole german engineerin

Cons: slow as hell

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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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Mk1 Love — I love my car. Great mileage, super fun, great VW community. Rabbits started the "hot hatch" car building...and are totally worth the time and energy to build, even as a 30 year old car! They're great for swapping and slamming. MK1s rock!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: If you love VWs, you have to love Rabbits

Cons: Lack of acceleration

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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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Rally Built Vw Rabbit... Driver Found! — Hmmm.... I've been a VW owner for most of my life; I think it's somehow gotten into my DNA. So while this car is not really everyone's cup of tea, this rally-setup vehicle brings me nothing but smiles!!! I swapped it over to a manual transmission and am running a custom suspension setup around Bilstein Off Road HD shocks. Custom springs and stich welded reinforcements through out unibody. This car isn't fast, but it handles rough surfaces with easy and is both forgiving and quite nimble through the turns.

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

Pros: Fun to drive!  Go Kart-Like Handling!  RallyX Setup!

Cons: Ugly?  Quick but not fast...

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Get This Car — it was a small efficient, pickup, fun to drive great gas mileage, great handling, for the age was great. interior needed some work but looked good when it was in shape. didn't need very much maintenance. go get one of these cars

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliable

Cons: hard to find parts

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Fun Little First Car — The car is fun to drive just because it is so light, but once you get more than one person in there, you can feel the car slow up. Looks fantastic, gets great mileage, and performs pretty good for being rebuilt fully stock.

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

Pros: Two-tone paint and three-tone interior

Cons: No sound system...

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1981 Rabbit Turbo Diesel — 1981 Rabbit Turbo Deisel. Not much get up an go but it was a hoot to drive and easy to keep running! I always felt as if I was drving a big go-cart; everything was so iimediate. Unless it was a steep hILL THEN IT SEEMED TO TAKE MORE TIME :)

Pros: Fun, Responsive, easy to keep running

Cons: sOOW UP HILLS, AND KIND OF LOUD

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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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The Rabbit's Still Hopping — This is a great car. Its 74 hp engine feels as if it's got much more power. The German build quality is solid; after all these years, there are only minor squeaks. It's very fun to drive, especially with the radio on and top down. The Giugiaro styling catches your eye again and again. I recommend this car to anyone!

Pros: Fun! Great gas mileage (35 mpg), beautiful, stylish body.

Cons: no hatch accessibility, no cup holders

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Suprising — Currently turning "The Hammer" or, the "Blue Bullet" as it's been called, into a true Rally car....yes, they do that!

Pros: Cheap parts, easy to work on, awesome gas mileage (+40 mpg)

Cons: Some parts hard to find

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It Was A Good Beater — It was good on gas. No acceleration. It got me around in the winter.

Pros: Good on gas

Cons: No acceleration

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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Zippy Surprise Ride By sally410

One test drive and you will see. great pick up, easy to merge onto highways, just enough cargo space and the back seat is comfortable. This car feels solid on the road even in the winter in upstate n... Read More

What A Car Should Be By Sooraj

really fast car which handles very well at corners and very cheap to upgrade for right kinda price. build quality is good compared to other cars around the same price tag like soft touch dash board.... Read More

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Great Looks And Fun To Drive By AutoMattic

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 tu... Read More

Terrific By pismocycleguy

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! Plu... Read More

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Practical And Reliable By sfhiers

This car has been fantastic since we purchased it in 2012. We are the second owners and have never needed any maintenance on the car in this time. The car has more get-up than most people think, and i... Read More

Vw Rabbit Is A Great Transporter By Jim

I bought this car thinking I would tolerate a small car to save on gas compared to driving my 3/4 ton truck. Well, I certainly save on gas (although not as good as promised) but I actually love the c... Read More

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Kick-ass By Morne

2.0 16v golf mk1 with disc brakes all round done lots of mods and still lots 2 come maintenance is one of the problems with this motor because everything needs 2 be imported and comes at a high price.... Read More

Volkswagen Rabbit By Samantha

Performance: Quick and zippy :] Build: Modern and Clean Apperence: Sporty and Classy Cost of ownership: 29+ MPG, More costly Oil than my old 2.0 jetta Fun: Absolutely. Strong performance and very nice... Read More

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Never By Matthew

Carburator barely holding on Good brakes Runs cool Primer finish Very fun, very unique, style of it's own. 4 speed manual purchase price was cheap, repairs are free to cheap, gas is ok. Holding up g... Read More

Vw Rabbit Daily Driver By Hector

My vw rabbit was my first car to be modified (by me) it was my first sunday project. it had minor modifications in the engine (better lubrication, higher compression, bigger intake and carb). This w... Read More

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