Volkswagen Rabbit Model Overview
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Volkswagen Rabbit Questions
1981 Vw Rabbit 1.6
Is the 1981 vw 1.6 diesel block the same as 1.6 gas block.
Have an 82 VW Rabbit 1.6 diesel 4 speed. Was wondering if there was a different motor possibly with a turbo that would bolt up fairly easy.
I Picked Up A 1981 Vw Rabbit And I Want To Take The Fuel Injected Engine Ou...
i have a 1979 mg midget that i am trying to do an engine swap for the 1981 vw rabbit 1.7 fuel injected engine. i have an entire parts car that is the 1981 vw rabbit. it runs and idles perfectly fine...
1982 Vw Rabbit, Replaced Fuel Pump And Relined Up Cam Timing Marks And Cann...
I put a 1.8l vw motor in my 82 rabbit, previously had a 1.7. I drove on it for 2 days then the fuel pump went out on a hot day so i replaced it then messed with the timing and just cannot get it to ...
Cylinder Head Coolant Lines, And Heater Core Lines
Just this Summer I installed a rebuilt Cylinder head on my 1981 VW Rabbit Pickup, I didn't keep track of how the Coolant lines on the Head (steel ones) and Both heater core lines. I think these con...
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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.