Volkswagen Rabbit Model Overview

Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Electrical

my name is Bill and I have a 1989 Rabbit that I am having an issue with. The blower motor, where the hell is the resistor? The body shop can't locate it and the motor only runs when the switch is i...

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Vw Diesel Rabbit Issues

Hard to start when cold.

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Mileage On A Breaking System Vw

How many miles [average] before we put new breaks?

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Price

I have a 1979 VW rabbit 2 door hatch backwith a diesel motor, motor needs to be rebuilt, has 8751.1 miles on it in fair shape. I was wondering what this car would be worth ?

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Clutch And Brake Petal Pivot Pin Keeper,is It A C Clip

the pivot pin for the clutch and brake petal came loose and the clutch petal fell on the floors got it put back but i don't know what keeps the pivot pin in place. is there a C clip that goes on the...

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Older Volkswagen Rabbit

1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1981 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
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1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1979 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1978 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1976 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1976 Volkswagen Rabbit
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1975 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1975 Volkswagen Rabbit
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Volkswagen Rabbit Overview

In 1975, Volkswagen launched what it hoped would be a successful successor to the Beetle. Called the Golf in the rest of the world, the vehicle was dubbed the Rabbit for the U.S. market only. It would prove to be as successful as VW hoped, and in one form or another (and with a name that has shifted between the Golf and the Rabbit), it is still sold today worldwide, including in the U.S. as the recently rechristened VW Rabbit.

From 1975 until 1984, the Rabbit was available as a two- or four-door hatchback, initially powered by a 1.5-liter engine that generated just 70 hp. Despite its lackluster engine, at least by today's standard, it was still highly rated when compared to its competitors, with reviewers citing is balance, handling, ride, and quickness as positive points.

In the following years, the engine, transmission, and standard features were upgraded, and a convertible version was introduced. But when the vehicle received a redesign in 1985, the Rabbit name was dropped and the car picked up the Golf name, which was then in use worldwide. The Rabbit platform continued, however, in the form of the Cabriolet, which was offered by VW for a number of years.

Perhaps realizing the attractiveness of an iconic name, VW decided to bring the Rabbit back in 2006 with a feature-laden vehicle that delivers the best in quality and value.

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