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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 Dr GL Hatchback Review
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Great Beginner Car — 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 cautious, however never been stuck. Really the downfall for me with this car is that there isn't a shop close enough for me to just drive and get parts in the same day, because most of what goes in it has to be ordered and that means waiting at least 3-5 days. But this car is a BLAST to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love the simplicity of this car. You open the hood and you see a motor, not a bunch of computer stuff. This is very fun to drive and it turns heads no matter where I go.

Cons: The prices for parts is the biggest downfall, however if research is done I have been able to find parts for half as much but... everything must be ordered so that is an inconvenience for me.

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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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Win — I actually own a Rabbit Pickup, more like two. It only makes 74 horsepower at the crank but it has a little get up. Even when it runs terrible I got 35 miles per gallon. Parts are fairly cheap but kinda hard to find.

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

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Need more leg room.

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Fun Little Runabout That Puts A Smile On Everyone's Faces. — A timeless classic that is equally at home on the commute to work and a good thrashing on a twisty country road. It has typical "Volkswegian" levels of brilliant engineering and quality. Getting nearly 40 mpg doesn't hurt either. Simple, fun and cheap.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great fuel economy, convertible top, it has the best seats and classic styling.

Cons: Leaky top and as most european cars from the 1970s and 1980s it is lacking in creature comforts.

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My Favorite Car Ive Owned — my favorite car ive ever owned ive had 4 gti -rabbits all with suspension mods couple carb'd lol remember those? fun to drive handles great rides like a skateboard lol weighs less than 2000lbsl so minor hp increases will increase performance

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

Pros: light weight sleeper that with minor mods can out perform new cars easily

Cons: rust, hard to find clean

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Vader — When I pull up to nice Bimmers, they look, laugh and as they pull away they don't notice me right beside them. And as they try very hard sometimes to pull away and show me whats what, their smile turns into a look of astonishment. I'll never get tired of that. That and the perplexed look on JDM owners who put 25,000 into their car and I still blow the doors off of them. XD

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cheap on gas. Small and quick

Cons: Still looks like a beater

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1983 Vw Rabbit Ls Custom — Performance- Awesome acceleration and good breaking ability,zippy and fun to drive. Also, very fuel effecient. Build-For it's age this car has a great build, only needing a few minor repairs and some tune ups this car is reliable and sturdy. Appearance- Depends on personal taste, in my opinion, with the square angles and straight lines it looks sharp. But add to that the size of my car and its just so darn cute. Cost- This car is affordable! Its great on gas and repairs are cheap. Parts can be hard to find at times but when you find them they aren't expensive. Fun- Is it ever! This car is zippy and responsive, with a tight turning radius and wonderful handling, it is a delight to drive. It even makes parallel parking enjoying! I would most definately recommend this car to any friend of mine, and i do.

Pros: MPG, Fun, handling, acceleration and cost of ownership

Cons: Parts can be hard to find sometimes.

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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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