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 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Gregory Drake

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...

Alex Olsen

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 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Karl Grimm

worth between $1,318-3,443

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Rabbit in your area?

CarGurus has 526 nationwide Rabbit listings starting at $1,500.


Search Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

#1 Jon Keachie
Jon Keachie
Reputation 80
#2 joemom
Reputation 70
#3 Gene321
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Golf"
42 Great Deals out of 2,657 listings starting at $2,250
Used Volkswagen GTI"
106 Great Deals out of 6,093 listings starting at $2,900
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
713 Great Deals out of 32,771 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Passat"
279 Great Deals out of 22,354 listings starting at $1,074
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
254 Great Deals out of 9,197 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic"
1,255 Great Deals out of 58,590 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
498 Great Deals out of 24,995 listings starting at $1,788
Used Volkswagen Golf R"
8 Great Deals out of 371 listings starting at $17,500
Used Subaru Impreza"
248 Great Deals out of 8,321 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen"
21 Great Deals out of 445 listings starting at $3,695
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,684 Great Deals out of 39,943 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,483 Great Deals out of 67,391 listings starting at $1,295
Used Volkswagen R32"
6 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $7,895
Used Nissan Altima"
1,569 Great Deals out of 87,988 listings starting at $1,195
Used MINI Cooper"
405 Great Deals out of 11,005 listings starting at $1,995