Volkswagen Rabbit Model Overview

Volkswagen Rabbit Questions

Roof Rack For VW Rabbit 2008

I have a VW Rabbit 2008 4 door automatic and would like to put a roof rack on it so I can put surfboards, kayaks, etc. on it. I need suggestions to which one i should go with and is good and afforda...

09 Vw Rabbit Abs/stalling

Yesterday I brought my rabbit in for a new key and they replaced my abs control module due to a recall. Now when I drive and either come to a hard stop or sometimes even a graduate it stalls out a...

Epc,ars,check Engine Lights,all On.

2008 vw 2.5 rabbitt held throttle to the floor for a couple blocks,came to stop and noticed car eas a littlr slugish,next day lights running bad ni power so by just trying anything I shut car o...

Vw Diesel Rabbit Issues

Hard to start when cold.

Older Volkswagen Rabbit

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
2006 Volkswagen Rabbit
125 pictures
2006 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
72 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
42 pictures
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit
33 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
53 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
40 pictures
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit
10 pictures
1979 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit
25 pictures
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit
4 pictures
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1976 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1976 Volkswagen Rabbit
9 pictures
1976 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:
1975 Volkswagen Rabbit Overview
1975 Volkswagen Rabbit
4 pictures
1975 Volkswagen Rabbit reviews:

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.

Volkswagen Rabbit Experts

  • #1
    Jon Keachie
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    80
  • #3
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    60
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search