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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Great Car... Do the Scheduled Maintenance
Purchased as an off-lease vehicle with 20k miles on it in 2010. The last six years have been mostly positive. Have added approx. 50k miles over the last six years. The car has performed well, and I would rate the quality at about average. Had to replace the clutch about 20k ago, but that was possibly due to letting my wife drive it. For a small car it has great highway manners, and is an excellent road trip car. Have taken it from Phoenix to San Diego and back several times, and have enjoyed driving it immensely. Oil changes aren't bad if you do them yourself... The car requires a specific grade of oil that is VW specific. Mobil fits their specs and I am able to go 10K between changes... It is a relatively easy card to do your own maintenance on i.e.. turn signal bulbs, coolant, air filter (all available at Walmart). The most expensive repair was having the key get stuck in the ignition... A special part had to be ordered from Germany for the fix and it took a while to come in. The stock hubcaps fall off easily, and are very expensive to replace. All in all a great experience. I would do again mainly because the car is such a pleasure to drive.
Safe, Reliable, but not as great on gas as I would like.
What attracted me to the Volkswagen Rabbit primarily was the safety rating - I knew I wanted something I would feel confident having a child in. I haven't encountered too many out of the norm problems with it thus far after having it for approximately 4 years. It's been very reliable, for which I'm grateful for, and I've probably put almost 100k miles on it in the four years that I've had it. It's a pretty sporty car too, which is a nice perk - engine pick-up is great when merging onto highways. It's a very smooth ride - I swear my passengers are so relaxed by it, it's sometimes hard to keep them awake. The downsides of the vehicle is that it's certainly not the best vehicle for driving in snow (I live in an area that typically has substantial snowfall in the winter), repairs are pricier than normal since it's a foreign car, there's not a ton of storage space, and for its size, it's not very good on gas.
St. Louis, Missouri
Comfortable driver seat, somewhat expensive maintenance.
I have enjoyed owning this car. It's a nice size. I can comfortably seat 4 people. The hatchback makes it easy to carry larger items like luggage, and the flexible cover for the hatchback makes it so no one can see what I'm carrying. I have owned the car for about 7 years and had to have the master cylinder replaced under the extended warranty. I have also had to have the alternator replaced, and this car seems to go through batteries more than my Subarus did. These repairs seemed a bit more expensive than on my other cars, but repairs always cost more than you would like.