I have a chance to buy from the original owner (who is still driving at 96) of a 1980 Volkswagen rabbit diesel, what should I offer him for it.

Asked by Nov 25, 2011 at 09:56 PM about the Volkswagen Rabbit

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

4 Answers

$800.oo to $1,200.00,they were good cars back in the day,but a lot had problems.

1 people found this helpful.
65

The early 1.6 diesels were dogs but I have seen many with 300k plus.. but with anything, condition is everything. There are some for sale in my area for 2500 just because theyre diesel. Unfortunately theyre rustbuckets and those folks are looking to capitalize on fuel cost. In showroom condition I would be comfortable with 3-4k.. In typical 30+ year use, 900 to 1100. In nearsighted-old-man-driving-to-the-elks-lodge-once-a-week condition you can run in between 1000 to 2000 comfortably. And remember, just because it doesnt get driven regularly doesnt mean it doesnt age or wear out. Time can be a killer too...

135

BUY IT!!! I have 2 rabbit pickups and it will be the best investment you can ever make, you can completely rebuild the engine for around $800 in parts. I would pay $750-$1000 depending on the condition, with it running remove the oil fill cap, if it looks like a steam engine coming out of there its pretty worn out and time for a rebuild but i would still buy it these things are like gold everybody wants them and in good condition they can be worth alot.

1 people found this helpful.
1,095

worth between $1,318-3,443

Your Answer

Rabbit

Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 346 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

  • #1
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    80
  • #1
    Jon Keachie
    Reputation
    80
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf
84 Great Deals out of 5,000 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen GTI
70 Great Deals out of 6,297 listings starting at $2,395
Used Volkswagen Jetta
406 Great Deals out of 24,939 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Beetle
110 Great Deals out of 8,018 listings starting at $1,600
Used Volkswagen Passat
328 Great Deals out of 25,617 listings starting at $1,000
Used Subaru Impreza
167 Great Deals out of 21,906 listings starting at $1,919
Used Honda Civic
342 Great Deals out of 52,546 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Golf R
4 Great Deals out of 1,560 listings starting at $14,439
Used Honda Accord
447 Great Deals out of 102,248 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Wrangler
254 Great Deals out of 18,605 listings starting at $1,950
Used BMW 3 Series
860 Great Deals out of 32,464 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Corolla
553 Great Deals out of 67,462 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
253 Great Deals out of 36,696 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
189 Great Deals out of 22,735 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.