2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
There are 4 user reviews for the 2 Door S PZEV trim shown below
- fun to drive, advanced features, good looks, great motor
- water runs off roof into open wondows, hard to reach seatbelt, not a GTI
Purchased As New
The Rabbit is filled with smart electronic features. Windshield wipers that slow when you stop, dynamic stability+traction control, 10 airbags, electronic assist power steering, etc.
The radio is wimpy (I'm a commercial audio engineer), but it does play mp3 CDs', and it has an auxiliary input. The heat and air conditioning are top notch as usual for VW. Tilt/Telescoping wheel is an added bonus. No arm rest in the 09 two door.
It won't break any fuel mileage records. In fact I put Super in mine. Did a 2,400 mile road trip this summer and was very happy though.
Basically I couldn't bring myself to buy a civic. 0 fun. If I have to pay for a car, It better deliver something in return. Safety, reliability, Dealer networks, plus it better be fun to drive. thats all I'll ever do with darn thing.
PS change the $56.00 synthetic oil every 5,000 miles, not 10,000....read morehide
11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Smooth Ride, Steering,Peppy 5 cylinder engine, standard features
- no steering wheel mounted controls but i can suffer
Purchased As New
I bought this car in June. I was never a fan of Volkswagens because I always heard how unreliable. My local VW Dealership convinced me that they had worked on the Quality. My car has 15,000 miles on it and drives like new! No problems! But seeing the quality put in to this car, it is worth every penny. I Looked at the Honda Civic. Civic was pricey, had cheap interior and a lot of road noise. I have done my research and I know that anyone looking at cars under $20,000 would agree the Volkswagen Rabbit is a good choice! And this car does not require Premium Fuel! :) I love this car....read morehide
8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Quick,fun to drive
- More rear cup holders and rear center arm rest
Purchased As New
Love the performance of this inline five,corners well,manuel shift is short and sweet.Peeling out even in second gear.Great sports car for a beginner or pro.
10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Build quality, thoughtful details, sweet sounding and torquey engine, fun
- Small trunk, small side mirrors
This car is an excellent value: 2.5 liter, 170 hp, and enough torque to go zip in traffic. Exterior and interior quality and materials belie the price and suggest a much more upmarket vehicle. Structure is solid and the car has all the safety equipment one could wish for. Seats are very comfortable and supportive, instruments and dash are classy, conservative looking and very easy to read and operate. There are many thoughtful details such as bag hooks, tie down hooks, movable center arm rest, illuminated vanity mirrors, etc, that bring a smile to owning this car. Engine sounds "hot" so that I find myself rolling down the window just to listen to it. Handling is on the firm side (with 16 inch wheels) but very compliant and comfortable. I love this car and every day I get to drive it I love it a bit more....read morehide
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