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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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The Best Car Ever. — This was my first new car. I bought it in Germany as a US serviceman. It was made in Pennsylvania for the US market and even with only 90 bhp was the quickest car to 50 mph available in the US except for the Corvette, such was the state of US Automobiles. Its handling was fabulous and after the addition of an oil cooler, it would cruise all day on the autobahn at 105 mph. Mine held together very well and I sadly sold it in Mississippi after five years and 98000 miles with no mechanical trouble at all. The paint and interior held up and looked new also. I really miss this car. Not the fastest, but by far the best of the 80's pocket rockets. The 84 was the last and best of the Rabbits, it had a 120 mph speedo while the 83's had only an 85 mph speedo and clunkyer looking bumpers.

Pros: Handling, performance, styling, build quality, fun!!!

Cons: I no longer have one. And they are hard to find un-trashed.

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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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Yet Another Fine Example Of German Engineering. — My Uncle Craig was always a huge VW fan, and still is, and he bought this car for his daughter. After she wrecked it, he spent more than the car was worth to fix it, and he used it as his own just for fun vehicle. It was a bright red (almost an orange) 1984 VW Rabbit cabriolet, with a black interior, with less than 90,000 miles. It had a peppy little fuel-injected 4-banger making maybe 90 horsepower at the most, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There was no A/C or power options, but you don't really need A/C in a convertible in California. It had a Kenwood tape deck and crappy speakers, and custom wheels, and that was about it. When we spent Christmas with the Collords in 2001, this was the car my dad and I used to go on our father-son outings. It had lots of pep and was incredibly fun to drive. The manual top was easy to operate, and the car was absolutely gorgeous. Robyn and her boyfriend managed to overheat the engine a few years back, again causing extensive expensive damage. The car was donated to a charity of some sort.

Pros: Absolutely beautiful, perfect color combo, fun to drive, very peppy, great on gas.

Cons: No A/C, and no car is the same after the frame is damaged. There were a lot of concerning creaks and groans, but it was still a great car!

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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Review
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'84 Vw Rabbit Convertible — Performance - Every Rabbit deserves a 2.0L 16V, and this one will get one. The original 1.8L 8V has decent low end torque, but not an over-abundance of horsepower. Suspension mods are fairly easy and available. You can feel the extra 200 lbs of the convertible over the hatch, but it's awful nice to drop that top. Appearance - Sharp folded-paper design by Giorgetto Giugiaro still shines. The Mark I Golf/Rabbit showed the way to the modern hatchback. Fun - Light, nimble, top-down, fun, fun, fun...

Pros: Easy to upgrade to great performance.

Cons: Original 8V low on power.

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53 Horse Power — this baby got 45 mpg city but the one i had was a lemon. everything broke

Pros: 45 mpg city

Cons: topped out around 70 mph

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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

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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

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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

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

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 k... Read More

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