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Never — 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 great for an old car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Hella Rallye 4000

Cons: No AC

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Vw Rabbit Daily Driver — 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 was my only means of transportation for quite some time, the little mods i made to the car gave me a tremendous result in power and fuel economy. at first the car had been thirsty for parts since it lacked proper maintenance and i had some problems, but after all the problems were fixed it only needed gas and it was the most reliable car i have ever had. It was an daily used car with great performance and since its appearance is not that great for some others it was quite a surprise in the racing community (nobody likes to get blown with an inferior car!!! jejeje) the cost for this car was surprisingly low, the parts where very easy to find and very cheap. this was a very fun car to drive on the road and on the track.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car lots of fun, with little mods had good power, handling and great reliability.

Cons: the look were not that great, not really an eye catcher, or head turner.

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Make It More Putty — Performance good acceleration from 0 to 60 km at 8 secants braking not so good handling good Build Quality German quality has it needed repairs ? yes gas mileage 20 l for 300 km is this car fun to drive? i love her when i drive it

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

Pros: the power  of her engine

Cons: old

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Idk — what not to like! sporty little 1.8L with 5 speed, soft top for fun in the sun. properly fast while still getting 25 to 30 miles per gallon. easy to work on, and cheap on parts. a real fun car to drive.

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

Pros: sporty, fun, gas saver all in one

Cons: none

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It's A Cheap Project Car For Fun And Economical To Drive. Maybe I'll Fix It And Donate To Someone. — I have an old 1984 Rabbit L Diesel. It is in fairly good condition for having 390,000 miles. Mechanically, it is in surprisingly good shape. It runs well and despite everything being worn out, there is still life in the old thing. I have a large pile of parts to restore the car and make it look and perform like new... Hey, for $200.00 it is still a good deal.

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

Pros: It's the entry level Diesel car.  Great MPG and extremely low upkeep cost.

Cons: It's a basket case which needs a lot of restoration to make it happy again!

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I Had The Big Nonsense To Let It Go. — It does it all !!! Fun, performance, acceleration, handling, comfort, fuel efficiency, etc... You could drive to the end of the country without effort ! And the looks of it, specially the interior, with its blue racing seats covered with red stripes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Just to have the most of fun !!!

Cons: I can't see any...

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This Is By Far One Of The Best Cars Ever Built By Any Company! It's Definitely A Keeper! — Bought it with 147 on the odo 9 years ago. Being a mechanic, the last thing I want to do in my time off is work on a car. Lead foot and mountain driving, somewhat frequent jack rabbit starts and oil changes somewhere between 7 & 9000 miles and the car has been flawless to it's present 234K. Normal wear and tear items have been replaced and the interior is showing the mileage and UV exposure. Other than that I have only 1 complaint - that it gets only 30 mpg. (Yes, I am being sarcastic.)

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

Pros: Excellent durabilty, fun to drive, easy to maintain and quite roomy given its size.

Cons: No VR6 or VR8 (as I'd like it) options at the time of build.

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Love At First Drive. — I love my 1.6 Diesel L. It is not very fast, but very economical. It sticks to the road like glue. I love getting 50mpg. The doors need adjusting, and it needs some repairs, but for being 25 years old, I can't complain. Parts are cheap, and fairly easy to find. I love this car, most people who see it love it...I would recommend a Diesel Rabbit to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great fuel economy, Cheap parts

Cons: no cup holders :-/

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I Love It, And It Quick — i want the whole inside redone, and it needs sanded and painted, motor is quick and new, gas sucks haha, thats about it, just glad not many people have an 84 rabbit gti. at least not one that is white.

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

Pros: love vdubs

Cons: electrical sucks an do does gas

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Awesome! — Great little car. A blast to drive! Small, yet fast. 1.8L 4cyl. Engine. 5-speed Transmission. Not much you can do as far as cosmetics go. Looks awesome lowered. Mine is lowered 4 inches (maybe more). For Sale! See my profile for pictures. Send me a message if interested.

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

Pros: Size & Speed

Cons: Doors rattle on highway.

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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

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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

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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

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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Great Beginner Car By CJ2005

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 ... Read More

Win By Craig

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