2008 Volkswagen Rabbit User Reviews

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    2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
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    Best In Its Class! — Best compact. Way better build quality the the Civic, Mazda3, etc. Good performance for its class (170h, 177lbs torque). 1st gear is a bit short but provides very quick accelerations and 5th could have been less rev-hungry. The 4 wheel disc brakes provide more than enough stopping power even though the pedal feels a little bit spongy. All around its a very fun car to drive. The interior has no frills all around, its efficient and not overdone like some cars. Ahem civic. The quality of the materials is amazing for a car and this price. After 13 000 km with it i have not witnessed any trim rattle. The fun and power of the car comes at a certain price, the 2.5L engine is very thirsty. with very good interest rates from VW Finance, i highly recommend this car for anyone in the market for a dependable compact car.

    Pros: Excellent build quality

    Cons: Gas milage is below average.

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    2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 4-DoorReview
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    Rabbit Ftw! — Love this little car! good gas mileage, good handling for it class. Solidly built, almost too solid as its a wee bit on the heavy side. Not too Expensive to own. premium sound isn;t bad, though it can;t go very loud. Love the sound when it gets into the higher revs.

    Pros: Looks, Performance, Audio System

    Cons: Little heavy, could get better gas mileage if it was lighter

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    Best For Me. — I like the 5-cyl. It has good pickup for a new car. Drove civics, lancers, basically every entry level car and this was the best of the best! Every option on the other cars is standard issue on the rabbit. Fun to drive and doesn't look too bad either.

    Pros: The car!

    Cons: Rain.

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    Not Bad But Not For Me. — This is a nice affordable peppy boot around town type of car. It was not the fastest thing i drove with the 2.oL NA engine but the 5 speed made it fun. Handling is not as good as a GTI but was decent. The GTI having a turbo bolted to the 2.oL only gives it maybe 30 more poneys which in my opinion is not that efficient. Qulity well its a VW.. everyone has their own opinion on that.

    Pros: price

    Cons: power.

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    Vdub's For All —

    Well i took a bit of a twist here buying this car. Not exactly what anyone i knew would have expected me to purchase. All that being said I love it, it handles well with the ESP prgram and goes like a bat out of hell now that i have a GIAC power programmer installed in it four months old and on my second set of tires. This thing pulls high G's on the G-pad and on the road. The ESP has performed flawlessly and actually has shaved some off my course lap times. To all of you out there driving North American vehicles... HAHAHAHA LOL Muahhhh.... Why would you watse your hard earned dollars on crap like lets say a Pontiac G5, or G6, Dodge SX 2.0, Chevy Cobalt, and so on and so on. Especially when this little rocket will make most Grand Prix GTP drivers feel like an ass for having been out performed.... Trust me i know this from experience, my Rabbit ate and spit out a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. I nearly died laughing when the guy pulled in to talk..... He had to leave because i couldn't contain myself. Many North American "MUSCLE" cars have had their grins wiped off with this little monster. It definitely is a Wolf(sburg) in sheeps clothing.

    Pros: Looks, ergonomis, power, build quality, suspension performance, room, nimbleness, engineering of powertrain is second to none

    Cons: insurance costs, prone to rock chips, not exactly a fuel miser, interior wears a bit easily, road noise transfer is a bit above what i would expect from a vehicle of this price and build quality.

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    2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
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    My Very First New Car! — With a manual trans, it's nice to have the control over the speed in each gear. This car definitely has a good pick up and go! When I first sat in the car, it seemed to fit me perfectly. As a tall woman, 6', it's nice to be in a smaller car and still feel comfortable. Even with my seat back, there's still plenty of room for back seat passengers, which is also a definite plus!

    Pros: speed, comfort, looks

    Cons: doesn't get as good of gas mileage as would be expected of a small car

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    Great Drivetrain And Perfect Handling — i opted for the "southern night package" that includes gunmetal 17 inch wheels darkened tail lamps and 11 speaker stereo. great build quality, solid acceleration, smooth transmission, and clean styling.

    Pros: cheap, powerful, great standard features.

    Cons: very feminine

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    Possibly The Most Fun Car I've Ever Owned. — I have found that the 2008 Rabbit is absolutely incapable of leaving someone wanting after a long drive. The seats are incredibly supportive, and are among the few designed with tall people in mind. All of the control surfaces are well apointed and seem to be ergonomicly correct. While the four door varient is probably the more practical one, I don't really think the two door suffers too much from it's lack of doors. And the utility of a hatchback is absolutely amazing. Theres nothing that won't fit in the car. The color is perfect as well, a perfect shade of Citation Please Red. I've always been in love with the idea of a relatively compact hatchback, but nobody has been able to build one that is as uncompromising as this VW. It's spacious, very frugal on gas, german, well designed, and it looks fantastic.

    Pros: Design, Gas frugality, well optioned,

    Cons: If there are some, I'm unaware of them.

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    2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
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    My Rabbit Goes Vroom! — I love my baby! The interior is very (surprisingly) spacious. The design is sleek and modern. The car comes all inclusive-no nonsense upgrade packages. The acceleration is fantastic. The car is a great all-purpose student car. Very reliable.

    Pros: Good use of space, sleek design, comfortable, runs well

    Cons: Not so great mpg

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    2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-DoorReview
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    Rabbit Power — 170hp in this little car. Totally fun to drive. Handles great. I love this car

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Pros: Fast ,agile, roomy

    Cons: None

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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

    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

    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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