Have you driven a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit?  

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 11 - 20 of 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 20 reviews.

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Mike writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pretty Sweet — Performance is pretty good not to slow but not crazy fast like the 337. It is built very well not alot of wind/road noise, handles awesome. Looks are pretty sweet not your typical gti look little different cause its a rabbit. car is very fun to drive.

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

Pros: Carribean cherry hardwood

Cons: Can't go over speed bumps

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Rabbit

Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 158 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DoorReview
Kevin writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Great Little Car, Great Gas Mileage For Engine Size An Power. — This car is very much the revelation compared to my previous car, 05 Hyundai accent. I was worried about VW's reliability given their past but I must say that this Rabbit hasn't possessed any of those flaws. It accelerates decently, but the throttle delay from the drive by wire does get a bit annoying from light to light. This car shines in it's passing power and cornering grip. It's been a good car also, only had 1 issue with the clock spring for an airbag and horn going out on the steering wheel. Under warranty, nothing out of pocket, one time thing so im still happy. Im surprised that I've beaten the EPA ratings for gas mileage on this car more than once. I should be getting 25 combined or less, when I'm actually getting 28 on average cycles. Best hwy has been 34, this car loves taking long trips. Would easily recommend it and have done so many times already :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive easy to live with, great space for tall drivers.

Cons: I wouldn't avoid this car. the jetta maybe...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Anthony writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Get A V-dub! — The rabbit is a fun car to drive and it's good on gas, but I would recommend putting a turbo in it if you have the money for it. It's okay as a commuter car, but if you're looking for a fast car you should really look into buying the GTI.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: grea build, lots of torque, good mileage

Cons: slow

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DoorReview
Anthony writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Great — wish the gas mpg was a bit better, needs wider sticky tires, at least some 205/45/17 would be perfect, fun to drive overall, looks sweet and tons of aftermarket goodies out there avail. but they tend to not be as cheap as they could be

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun to drive, and fits anywhere

Cons: not alot of room

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Michael writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Ownership — Very good build quality, extremely fun to drive, fantastic fuel economy, peppy and strong powerplant, comfortable on long trips, extremely affordable, and so far very reliable. Very fun to haul friends around in, plus you can really stuff the hatch full of almost anything, there is alot of room!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Solid motor, comfy interior, extremely reliable

Cons: Soft/thin paint.  Lots of small chips and a few imperfections.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Tim writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Good Car For A Great Price — Great acceleration, I can easily pass on I81 (speed limit = 70). Good power, and I reached 32 MPG on a 250 mile road trip. Get the 6 speed tiptronic auto transmition. The stock tires have passed my performance expectations in both dry and wet conditions!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun, snappy

Cons: gas pedal is hard to avoid

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Felipe writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Its A Nice 15k Car. — Its a pretty well built car considering its price. It performs well, its 2.5 I-5 is a unqiue engine and will accelerate your call good. Its a fun car to drive, for it is quick and has pretty good handling. Makes a great daily driver and can get to you from point A to point B in a semi fun way. The interior in the dark with the lights on are spectacular. Great color scheme and the buttons are well played out.

Pros: Daily driver bargain fun

Cons: The GTI

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DoorReview
Jared writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Once You Testdrive This Car You Wont Want Your Older Car Back —

The only performance issue I have had is a lack of acceleration when it tops out each gear. My Inline 5 definitely needs a turbo charger. Keep in mind that I say this because I want this car to go 0-60 in 5 seconds. Stock with out the turbo is still faster than almost all of its competitors and I believe everyone will be shocked at how quick the 170 hp 5 cylinder is. I think you can get the rabbit with the turbo charger on the I5 stock but I'm not sure how much that would have affected the $18,000 sticker price that I paid for mine. The Triptronic is an amazing revolution and is so much fun to drive, although I wish it would allow you to max out the gear and NOT auto shift for you. That is annoying and all it should have is a rev limiter. As for styling, it would have been nice to have the GTI or R32 look with the base rabbit but I preferred to put on what I WANTED aftermarket. I plan on putting on some nice rims and Michelins to replace the steel rims and continentals. Even excluding these alterations, this is by far the best car I have ever owned. After the the stage 1 is added I believe this car would definitely be rated close to my dads C5 vette (The older 345 hp C5) only its more comfortable for a daily driver. This car is affordable, easy and cheap to maintain. Although I do have to admit some parts may be more expensive than some other cheap economy cars but they rarely break or fail. At least they haven't in the first 30k miles on mine. The rabbit knocks out all the others when compared to, the ford focus, the chevy cobalt, the honda civic, the toyota corolla, scion, kia, the chrysler avenger and caliber and many others in its category. In all aspects the rabbit has more power, is faster, drives nicer, costs less when comparable options are added to the competitors, so far has less issues, lower maintenance costs, safer (one of the top two safest as noted by consumer reports), and is all around the second cheapest car to own (in overall costs as noted by consumer reports), beat only by the Toyota prius. If anyone wants a car that has the power to keep up with the "sportier cars" but has better handling, fuel efficiency and a lower price tag, then you definitely will love a rabbit or any VW model. If you don't mind a two door without the automatic, a new rabbit starts at about $15,000 with a million more options.

Pros: Amazing performance that is totally unexpected from base model

Cons: I can't think of a single reason to avoid this car

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Patrick writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Rabid Rabbit — It accelerates very well and has a lot of room for a 2 Door Hatchback. Very comfortable and feels secure. Love 5 Speed Manual. I love driving it and can't wait to put some new rims on it in March.

Pros: Quick, Sporty for the Price

Cons: MPG isn't amazing

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
Rob writes:
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Vw Rabbit — Build quality, handling, and interior space beat the crap out of every other car in its class. Solid dashboard, cool interior lighting, decent gas mileage. And it's a blast to drive. One of my favorite things about it is that you don't see them very often.

Pros: Handling, looks, interior

Cons: MPG could be better.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 11 - 20 of 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 20 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Review By Nic

Fun, quick, and a very efficient car. Ive had 2 and loved them both. Read More

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

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Reviews

Review By Susan

With a 5 cylinder engine, the 2007 VW Rabbit has nice, but not amazing pickup. The frame is solid and heavy, which must weigh it down a bit in comparison to the 2007 VW Eos I drive. The turning radiu... Read More

Review By Edubnyc

Great car, very customizable never had any problems beside regular work. 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

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

Cars compared to 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

Rabbit

Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 158 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit?