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Power Steering Struggle After Losing Battery Power
Hello. Like an idiot I forgot to turn my lights off last night and lost the battery. Someone came gave me a jumpstart but now the light for power steering won't turn off. The light is solid yellow....
2007 Vw Rabbit Alternator/battery Issue
Manual 2007 VW Rabbit- replaced the alternator about three months ago. Worked fine. The battery died (my fault, damn Alaskan summer nights) jumped it, worked fine. A week later, hubby did the same...
What Is A 1978 4-door Diesel Vw Rabbit, Bought Originally Straight From The...
I need to sell a 1978 4-door, white, diesel VW Rabbit in good condition, originally picked up straight from the factory in Germany, one owner. I would like to know what would be a fair dollar value to...
Pump Sound When Key Is Turned On
Just bought this car, and when key is turned on, there is a noise from behind the glove box that sounds like an air pump. It runs for about 10 seconds and then stops. Some times it makes this noise se...
My car is smoking out muffler while idle and when it starts up . I own 2006 v.w rabbit, please help
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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.