2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
There are 6 user reviews for the 4 Door S PZEV trim shown below
- Excellent power and handling, smooth quiet ride, and great features and extras as standard equipment
- The fuel economy could be better.
Purchased As Used
I bought my car used on June 22, 2010. It is an 2008 VW Rabbit 4-door 6 speed automatic with the 2.5L in-line 5 cylinder engine, and it had 35,500 miles on it when I bought it. It was a rental car prior to it coming to the dealer I bought it from. The car looks brand new on the inside and out, which tells me that as a former rental car, it really stood up to the vigurous treatment of the rental customers. I love the power and handling, and each day I drive the car to and from work (about 25 miles each way), I fall in love with it a little more. I drive 75 mph on the interstate and get 27/28 mpg using regular unleaded gasoline. In the city I get 23/24 mpg, but I have a lead foot too, lol. I have only had the car a little over a month, so I haven't driven it in the winter yet. I am really anxious to find out how well the ASR works in snow and slush. I drove it the other day in heavy rain, and the steering and handling were phenominal. Even after only a month, this VW Rabbit has sold me on them, I already told my wife unless I have long term problems my next car will definitely be another VW. And the bells and whistles this car has on it as standard equipment, makes me looks like someone of a higher income bracket. My wife and I took it on a 400 mile round trip drive to Omaha, NE and back a couple of weeks ago and had an absolute ball in it. She got a little cold in the AC and desided to try the heated seats, and they felt so good to her she fell asleep on the way home. My wife has a 2006 Saturn Vue AWD with all the bells and whistles too, but the 2 things she is envious of, are the heated seats and the great cornering in my Rabbit. My wife absolutely loves her Saturn Vue, but after driving the VW Rabbit, she is talking about buying a VW for her next car as well. I just can't say enough good things about this small on the outside, big on the inside car. It has the zip to get on the interstate like a pro, and the comforts and features of a much more expensive car. In my short time as a VW owner, I am definitely recommending VW's to anyone tired of paying more for less....read morehide
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- Great engine, decent mpg's, comfortable, safe, very fun to drive!!!
- no DSG on the automatic, but the sport mode is fun to use
Purchased As New
My last 3 cars were all Toyota's and my friends thought I was crazy trading in my 04 corolla for this WONDERFUL LITTLE RABBIT. I laugh at them now. This car is perfect! If you haven't driven one yet, DO IT! Or wait for the new 2010 golf to come out. It's supposed to be even better, but I would find it hard to beat. From the inside out, the car is just better! From the fit and feel of the inside, to the roar of the engine. This car is number 1!
When comparing to lesser brands Honda and Toyota, this will prove that this car is just made better. Open the doors. Feel the weatherstrips around the doors. The VW won't come off as the other do. Shut the doors. Listen how there are no rattles in the door as oppossed to the others. Now, take the hood and open it. Grap the ends in the front and shake/twist it. The hood is solid in the Rabbit and I won't even talk about the "others". Finally, do the same with the trunk. When shaking the Honda during first walkaround, it make a cracking noise that the sales man was embarrassed from. The rabbit is SOLID!
I've heard that 00-05 VW's were not reliable and that they are really stepping it up. Well, VW, keep it up! I'm one more person that has left Toyota for the far better VW.
Now, if they would just bring back the microbus.......read morehide
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- Fun to drive
- Noisy motor (I like that though)
Purchased As New
This is my second rabbit. I had an 07 and traded for an 08... I drive alot of miles in my business and absolutely love this car. 40k spark plugs were a surprise and 50k rear brakes too, but no other maintanance costs. I will trade for another when 2010 decides a golf or rabbit. Nice 5 cylinder and nice six speed tiptronic for the money....read morehide
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- Handles Real Well On Road
- I Can't Think Of Any
Purchased As New
Have This 2009 Rabbit Two Weeks,And I Enjoy The Car Very Much.
I Looked At Many Cars On Several Sites,Drove A Few,But This Is
The Car That Scoots Around Nicely In City Driving,Or On The Open
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- GREAT INTERIOR, GOOD STEREO, GOOD ACCELERATION, LOVE IT
- FUEL ECONOMY, A LITTLE STEREO HISS
this is my fifth car in my driving career-all my previous vehicles have had 8 cylinders and so, jumping to a 4 cylinder was a big change but I am not disappointed. handles well on the interstate-though can feel a little 'swimmy'.
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- Waiting to go on a trip and then I will know exactly what mileage Iam getting.
- The ride is very confortable, rides smooth and handles quickly.
Very satisfied wiith my new 4 door VW Rabbit. I had a Mercedez prior to this car and I think this car response is great and the ride just as confortable as my Mercedez. It has quick response and the ride is very smooth.
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