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The battery in my VW Rabbit (2008) died yesterday-- and when I had it jumped, things seemingly returned to normal. However, my time isn't set right on it anymore in the dashboard display (how to fix??) and the center consol that controls all my audio won't turn on (or do anything/ the screen stays completely blank and unresponsive no matter what buttons I press). Am I supposed to reset something... follow ... Read More
Purchased the above car (only option was the allow wheels) on November 24, 2007 in Southeast. MSRP $17,655 Invoice $ 17,174 Paid $16,868 You can definitely get a decent deal on this car (used multiple dealer quotes to pressure the price down to what I wanted to pay). Wish it had a center armrest though.
I picked up a 2008 4-Door Rabbit S with manual transmission, ESP and Sirius Delete options. MSRP was $18,650. Paid $18,100 before tax, tags, GAP insurance, doc fee and transport fee (they had to go get it out of state) and $500 down payment. APR 5.9% on 60 months made my monthly payment around $397. While I was waiting for my paperwork to be completed, the new car sales manager redid ... Read More
Sure has improved (ride, handling, quiet, power) since my last VW Golf, a 2004 4 door 5 speed. Cabin materials and quality are even a little better, but they have always been superb. Engine rpm seem to be 1,000 rpm lower than on the old 2.0. The 2.5 is super smooth, especially compared to the early production run which I test drove when it came out. If I didn't know better, ... Read More
Car-Man or anyone, I'm looking to lease a 4 dr with auto and sunroof, for 36 months/10K miles per year. Do you have, or can pls tell me where I can get the MF, residual, acquisition fee and security dep. fee for a 2007 or 2008 Rabbit? Thanks in advance.
VW chief set for new era in North America Diana T. Kurylko Automotive News | April 27, 2009 - 12:01 am EST Volkswagen is preparing to choose suppliers for the mid-sized sedan it will produce at a factory under construction in Chattanooga, Tenn., said Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Inc. Most of the suppliers will be American, Jacoby said. The car, which was designed for the United States, ... Read More
My 2008 Rabbit's 2nd CD player just quit working again. I bought the car in June and the 1st CD player quit reading burned cd's first and 2 days later all cds. I called VW service and took it in. VW over nighted me a new unit and installed in about 20 minutes for free last October. Now this player has the same issues. No cd will play. What gives VW? ... Read More
The Mazda3 IS noisy. In my opinion, many car magazines tend not to be systematic in their testing so I rely on Consumer Reports. As it turns out CR agrees with you about the Mazda3, i.e. "road noise is pronounced." Inerestingly Tony Swan, one of the Car and Driver reviewers found the Mazda3 "quiet". When I tested the Mazda3 earlier this fall I did not find the noise excessive. Regarding the ... Read More
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/213369/volkswagen_golf.html Looks like turbo charge alone is too unsophisticated for a "driver on demand" GTI, as the only way to force fed w/o lag is super-&-turbo charge (unless it's a BMW engine): "Engine details have yet to be confirmed, but VW’s clever 1.4-litre TSI petrol powerplant will lead the way under the bonnet. This unit will come in a choice of 120bhp and 148bhp turbocharged guises, while a 168bhp version is ... Read More
Well...after researching the Mazda 3 5-door S Touring and the Rabbit for 2 weeks, I was almost sure I would end up with the Mazda. I did not. I just drove home my 2008 4 dr. Rabbit in Sage Green and for now, feel sure I made the right choice. My neighbor just bought his 2nd Passat in 4 years when the first one went off warranty, and purchased 2 used ... Read More
my 2008 VW Rabbit witht he 170hp 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, I average at least 26 mpg and have seen up to 31 mpg on the Interstate. These are unimpressive numbers for a small car using a manual transmission. The Mazda is a noisy little bastard of a fun car but has far too much commotion for my tastes and felt like a cheap tin can compared to the Volkswagen Rabbit Bizarre, ... Read More
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of a 2008 or 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 3, 2008 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
Having driven both of these vehicle types (Mazda3 and Volkswagen Rabbit (Golf)) back to back, I can give a educated opinion on both and why I chose the VW. I first drove the Mazda. It featured the 5-speed manual and 2.3L I-4. It was a fun car to drive, well equipped, and nicely peppy. The styling inside and out is sharp, sexy (for a compact) and modern. Materials used in the ... Read More
My 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Golf) features the 170hp version of the 2.5L Inline 5 engine found in Jettas and Rabbits in North America. It is the 3-door hatch and has the standard 5-speed manual transmission which is a delight to use compared to that in the Mazda3 which I found to be slightly rubbery in comparison. My car already has over 22,000 miles on the clock (I bought it brand new ... Read More
I have a 2008 VW Rabbit and also am using a ScanGauge II - but your results are way off. Pull out your manual for the scangauge and reread the section on setup and fill ups. You will want to fill up, reset the gauge, and then make sure you have it set for the right size engine and tank. Then drive througn your next fill up, use the fill up ... Read More
No it's not!! Don't rely on any gizmos to do your mpg. Do it yourself!! Record the miles or km driven since the last fill-up and the gallons or L used which you can read right off the gas pump. I always do it myself. I use a hand calculator to divide the miles traveled by the gallons pumped. It's the best way to do it. You have a trip odometer ... Read More
Hi, Im driving a 2008 vw rabbit and just got myself a scangauge 2. Im getting really bad milage even with very gentle driving. In the city im averaging around 20L/100km (11.7mpg)... i havent done much highway driving yet, but i have done some mixed driving (city/highway and the best possible average i was getting was 14.7MPG. This car is rated at double that... why am i getting such poor results? ... Read More
I have the 2008 Rabbit 4-door for only about 600 miles now. Three fill-ups. First two fill-ups: both 24 mpg, driving extremely conservatively, due to breaking in the new engine, which is completely unnatural for me, coming from a BMW 545i. Third fill-up: drove more my usual way, but still not all-out: 22.6 mpg. Conclusion: I would rather sacrifice some mpg and have some fun, so I would expect my future ... Read More
I have had my Rabbit for about 2000 miles now. I really like the car, but am extremely disappointed in my mileage. The sticker had and EPA range of 22-29. I made the transition to drive conservatively a while back as gas prices went up, and am doing the same with this car. During my approx. 8 fill-ups since I owned the car, I am consistently getting around 19.5 mpg. I ... Read More
My Rabbit standard, automatic trans. 2008 coupe has stalled at least 50 times while driving during the last 5 months. The engine drops off from about 1200 rpm when accelerating down to about 500 rpm and almost quits. If I back off just a bit for 3-5 seconds, it gradually gets power back up as if it is starved for fuel. It is dangerous as hell particularly when turning in front ... Read More
Here you go, joree85. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 Rabbit 2-Door with 12,000 miles per year are .00138 and 66%, respectively. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
No problem harbilly. Here's the info that you're interested in. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Rabbit 4-Door with 15,000 miles per year are .00138 and 55%, respectively. The numbers are exactly the same for the Rabbit 2-Door. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
My son drove his new Rabbit home at 5:30 yesterday. I believe that we got a fair deal-although fair is a relative term in car sales. 2008 2 door black Rabbit with auto, floor mats, arm rest with IPOD jack, and a cargo tray. OTD price of $17977. No trade was involved and we took the 1.9% finanancing rate for 48 mos., and this is a good way for my son ... Read More
Here you go, juxt. VW Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door with 12,000 miles per year are .00151 and 58%, respectively. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
That's pretty bad. I have a leased vehicle due back July 31st. I e-mailed my VW sales guy this morning to give me a definite commitment on an ordered Rabbit by June 5th, or I have to walk. The guy didn't ask me for a deposit yet and he took my order two weeks ago. He won't ask me for a deposit until he knows for sure he can get me ... Read More
Here you go, harbilly. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 VW Rabbit 4-door with 12,000 miles per year are .00151 and 67%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are .00151 and 58%. I haven't crunched any numbers, but I suspect that the 3 year term will yield a lower monthly payment. Car_man Host Prices ... Read More
"What's this world coming to?" What it's coming to is a realization that BMW has strayed far away from being a great choice for driving enthusiasts. They have sold us out with their stupid iDrive, expensive run-flats and ugly styling. We aren't the only ones. BMW will be taking a big hit on their bottom line-deservedly so. Anyhow, the VW dealer who had the best price wanted to trade with another ... Read More
I have exclusively leased BMW's since 1993 and currently drive a 2005 545i. I am so tired of the needless complication of BMW vehicles. Now, to my great dismay, they come out with the useless X6. A totally impractical vehicle. What are we supposed to do with THAT??? Instead, what BMW needed to do was come out with a hatchback based on the 128i-something practical with halfway decent mileage as an ... Read More
Whoa there 600kgolfgt ! I bought a new 1999 VW Passat 4-cyl turbo (base engine) with an automatic as Consumer Report recommended in 1999. School's in session. Here's your homework. Learn it well: New Rule - It is not wise to purchase an automobile (from any manufacturer) early in the production cycle. I learned that the hard way with my first VW - a 1975 Mk1 Scirocco (eventually drove it 200,000 ... Read More
Close. The speedo is there. Its Number 2 in TSB. "Component Description: 2. DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL Bulletin Number: 2012684 Bulletin Date: MAY 2007 Vehicle: 2006 Volkswagen Rabbit Summary: SPEEDOMETER, INDICATED SPEED IS GREATER THAN THE ACTUAL VEHICLE SPEED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10021959 )" "Component Description: 5. DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL Bulletin Number: 2012684 Bulletin Date: MAY 2007 Vehicle: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Summary: SPEEDOMETER, INDICATED SPEED IS GREATER THAN THE ACTUAL ... Read More
If I were you, I would get a second opinion via another dealership, private VW mechanic or a performance VW tuner. That way you can determine whether your dealer's diagnosis is legitimate or if they are blowing smoke...
Well, what can I say. I love this car. Now I have to say I did pay a little more than expected but then again it's a VW. Well worth every penny in my opinion! I used to own a 1996 GTI with no mods. After toying around with other manufacturer's Mazda, Jeep and Nissan, I simply wanted to be back in a VW. The ride is truly distinct. I purchased ... Read More
I got a 2.5 Automatic Rabbit 08 only 3 weeks ago. I love the car and the tiptronic is super fun. I know I don't have sufficient data to rely on but I think I have a problem, and I wonder if it is common. I am still on my second fuel tank and the first tank gave me only 15.6mpg. Given that the tank holds 14.5 gallons and the car ... Read More
Hello car man, I have a few questions. I am looking to lease a rabbit for 39 months, 12k/year, 2000 down in NJ (7% sales tax). My dealer kept saying what a great deal the cars are right now in December. I am curious if I really am getting a good deal. The price of the car I picked is 17504. 1) What should my monthly payment be for a lease? ... Read More
yes with any problem.I put a gti steering wheel to my vw rabbit 2008. If you want a oem gti steering wheel go to tmtuning.com but my steering is from ebay and is a oem part.Fit all 2006 07 08 rabbit, jetta. And is not expensive.... i pay with installation 650$.If you go to a vw dealer you gonna spend 1000$ just for the steering without installation and steering controls. If ... Read More
Hi frooky. You can look up the prices of the options that you are interested in by visiting the New Vehicle Pricing section of Edmunds.com. As far as this car's lease program goes, it varies by term and mileage allowance. You never mentioned what either of these variables are, so for now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me ... Read More
Here you go, cluedweasel. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-Door with 12,000 miles per year are .00299 and 70%, respectively. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
Hi brentwood5. This car's lease program varies by term and mileage allowance. You never mentioned what either of these variables are, so for now I will assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. Volkswagen Credit's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Rabbit with 15,000 ... Read More
Car_Man can you please provide the current MF and Residual Value for 2008 Rabbits from VW Credit? Thanks!!
I just purchased a new sage green 08 Rabbit 2 door, picked it up on Monday. This is 4th purchase of a VW, the second with an automatic transmission. I prefer a manual on the VW but since this car will be used to teach my daughter to drive I thought it will be the best choice. It will also become her first car when the time comes. So far I ... Read More
Hi, has anyone bought a VW Rabbit lately? And what has been their prices/experiences? My son (new college grad) has expressed interest in this car. We live in the LA area. TIA!
(I'm responding to ALL who are knocking the Rabbit) For those who claim the Rabbit is heavy: 1) The tiny Scion TC weighs just as much as a Camry does (and it too has the Camry engine) Thats the price you pay for putting a big engine in a little car. Weight goes up. Also, with regard to weight issues: Honda's are light weight cars... They truly are. BUT, they have ... Read More
hey bro, i understand about wanting a more frugal engine in the bunny, but here are some things you should think about. 1.the 2.5 is a N/a market only engine. this engine can be found nowhere in germany. why? it was built specifically to american tastes, hence the torque. its marketed as the uber city car, and with that much low end, it excels. 2. they did not simply decide to ... Read More
I had the pleasure of test driving a 4 door VW Rabbit, and a Mazda 3 hatchback S Touring edition. Automatic transmission on both. As far as interior goes, the Mazda3 seemed to be a little busier than the Rabbit, very dark and more "sporty." The Rabbit's interior was thoughtful, "minimal" compared to the 3, and beige. My uncle went with me and he noted the rear vents for AC and ... Read More
Regarding TDIs... There will be a Jetta TDI and probably a Jetta TDI wagon in 2008. And a Tiguan TDI (crossover). But it is not clear that there will be a Rabbit TDI, or when. The problem is that VW is breaking even (or maybe not) on every Rabbit it sells. The next generation, the Mk6, has been designed for lower manufacturing costs, and we may have to wait until then ... Read More
The 2008 production model should hit the dealers showroom by mid August 2007. Aside from the 170HP 2.5 litre engine, the new production model will have a revised front end similar to other VW products, like the 2007 Jetta. See the following site for preview pictures of the new Rabbit model (called Golf V in Europe): http://www.3harts.nl/golfV/
Appreciate reading everyone's posts...very helpful in making a decision. I have driven in the Mazda 3. Love the ride, fit and finish, and body styling. Can't wait to test drive one. As far as VW goes, almost every VW owner i talk to has had a litany of problems to tell and bad dealer experiences on top of that. I think that VW makes the best looking cars on the road ... Read More
It's looking pretty certain that a Jetta TDI will be available in the March-May 2008 timeframe. There's no reason why the Rabbit TDI shouldn't go on sale at about the same time. The Jetta TDI is supposed to have a 2.0-liter engine -- I assume the Rabbit will get the same engine and not a new version of the recent 1.9-liter engine. A Jetta wagon is coming soon -- it should ... Read More
Does anyone know if VW will be offering a diesel version of the Rabbit for 2008?
"...the rabbit's engine is being retuned for 2008: up 20 hp and 7lbs of torque..." Really? Is that confirmed? Same engine, just more power?
wow. Very through and through stal. But there are a few things that i'd like to mention; since this is a rabbit vs. 3 thread, i'll leave the gti completely out of it. That said, i do feel the need to mention that aside from body roll, the gti and 3 put up similar numbers. And as far as speed itself goes...well vw certianly has the advantage when it comes to ... Read More
yeah, i actually hopped (no pun intended ;) ) on vw vortex last night and found out that it is going to be an ecu upgraged and a re-worked intake manifold that the dealer can do, for an extra charge ofcourse. I wouldn't mind a little more top end, its the only performance penalty i see in the rabbit. Low end torque pretty much owns everything else in its class. I'd ... Read More
this engine is awesome! i've read up on it before it looks and sounds so sweet! I think it'd be the best of both world too...until something goes wrong. Not to dis vw relaibility (we have enough people here for that.), but theoretically it would stink to have to replace anything on this engine. I seriously doubt we will get it here; it screams euro market exclusivity. If they tune the ... Read More
Ok, word is starting to leak out now. Looks like vw is tweaking it's existing 2.5L http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3123606
I hope this isn't true as I've narrowed my 2 choices down to the Mazda3 or Rabbit. Can anyone else confirm this as I would be pi$$ed if I couldn't buy the vw. Thanks.
I went to buy a 2007 from a dealer at Cowell Motors in Richmond, Vancouver. He said the computer system wouldn't allow him to place the order. Instead he got an order screen for the 2008 Rabbit. The only difference in spec was the change in motor HP and the way the options were packaged. He said he was very surprised by this as VW hadn't actually notified the dealership. I ... Read More
170hp? Sounds great, especially since i think that this engine needs to be tuned with more top end power, but where did you find this out? From what i have heard about the 2008 vw rabbits (if they are even still going to be called that.) they should be around until 08' and those were supposed to be the final model year. The reason they are not making them anymore is ... Read More
I just spoke to my VW dealer about purchasing a 2007 Rabbit. The one I wanted couldn't be found in Canada so he tried to order one from the factory. Sorry, no more are being built... the allotted amount has been accounted for this year. This even suprised him!! My options are to see whats available on the lots across Canada (yeah right, try finding one!) or wait for the 2008 ... Read More
I really do not see VW pulling a 180 in terms of reliability in the Rabbit (which it's only called in NA, still the Golf in Germany) in the matter of 1 MY. 1 model year? Are you aware of how long the Golf (Rabbit) has been in production? The current Rabbit (Golf Mk5) was introduced in 2003. There are 3 years of reliability history for the current model Golf and ... Read More
That is probably right on the money. VW will introduce its new generation of TDIs with common rail (and probably 2,000 bar injection pressure) sometime next year in Europe. I am sure that VW will want them to be 50 state so it would take some time to get here. 2008 Model Year is what has been rumored. BTW, those diesels will be very nice, the current PDs make up to ... Read More
Diesel engines are expected to return to the VW lineup sometime between 4th quarter of 2007 and mid-year of 2008 as 2008 models.
I am interested also in a VW 2008 TDI 4 door is they are going to make it. I was wondering if anyone knows if the new TDI engine now in the Jetta TDI and the new 2.0 coming out for the Rabbit, has a timing belt or timing chain??? Does anyone has this knowledge???? The old TDI's had belts and needed to be changed at 55K, not ideal. The new ... Read More
Thanks bpeachee1, My experiences with the Bay Area VW dealers was nothing but atrociously disappointing. I "was" in the market for a fully loaded 4 door and could not find one. Actually spoke with a somewhat competent young guy from Sonnen in Marin who searched the future shipments for me. Evidently VW is not putting together fully loaded cars and the mass majority that are coming over the pond are bare ... Read More
It's funny to hear people complain about the reliability of VW's naturally aspirated engines, but those same people think a supercharged AND turbocharged 1.4 liter engine would solve their ills. Come on. That thing will be a maintenance nightmare. Keep it simple. Ben
This article confirms that VW will offer a 2.0 liter TDi in the Rabbit for the 2008 model year (hopefully with 50 states legal): link title
One more thing... does anybody know something about an upcoming VW? VW officials said something about a surprise that is supposed to come with fall, something even smaller than the Rab. The Fox(y) -aka Polo-? Thanks. The rumor mill going around is that Volkswagen will produce US-market versions of the Polo in Mexico for the US market to start selling fall 2007 as 2008 models. We will not likely get the ... Read More
ok the TSI is different from the 2.0T from the GTI... in the point that it`s supercharged AND turbocharged... the TFSI on the GTI is only turbocharged. So VW getsin this way 170 bhp from a 1.4 and that`s a lot I say... Comparation: 1.4 TSI - 0-60mph -> 7.9s 2.0 TFSI(GTI) - 0-60mph -> 7.2s not bad for a 1.4 ey? About the price... the 1.4TSI is about 2000 punds ... Read More
I'm not sure about smaller engines automatically being more efficient, at least if you gear them for reasonable acceleration. In Europe they seem to have small, detuned engines that do get great mileage but are in 2,000 p-pound cars (a rarity these days) and are real turtles (0-60 in 13-14 seconds) vs. also small, but tuned for high performance, engines that don't get much better mileage than larger engines over here. ... Read More
I think one thing VW should seriously consider is making a US-legal version of the 1.4-liter I-4 Twincharger TSI engine rated at around 166 bhp (SAE 08/04 net) for the US market. By carefully tuning it for US-standard 89 pump octane (NOT 91 pump octane) gasoline, the 1.4 TSI-powered Rabbit would have almost the same performance as the Rabbit powered by the 2.5-liter I-5 engine, but with definitely better fuel economy--maybe ... Read More
wow, jaesee75edmund, we had almost the exact same experience (I owned a 99.5 Jetta VR6 that had nearly the same, if not more, problems that you had). I now own a Mazda3, and love the car. I recently drove a VW Rabbit (4dr auto) and, while I liked the interior, there is no comparison between the Mazda3 and the VW when it comes to performance and handling. The VW's electronic power ... Read More
The 2007 Rabbit is ideal for my needs; I've paid a deposit and my Rabbit is on its way. Here's a comparison with my 1990 Honda Civic hatchback. 1. Ergonomics. I'm 6'3", with long legs. In the Civic, I had to custom-modify the seat, moving the rails back 5"; my knees hit the steering wheel; the toes of my shoes (size 13) wouldn't even clear the bottom edge of the dash ... Read More
Thanks for the report. It's too bad that VW can't come up with a more economical engine for the Rabbit (no TDI til 2008). The 2.5L is just too thirsty (22/30 MPG) compared to the competition; I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the car with a high sticker price and low mileage.
... and then you will find that the typical VWs of the past had about twice as many problems in a given time than the most "reliable" cars. That is, they were not catastrophically worse, but probably enough to make ownership a bit more inconvenient than the best. Warranty and longevity were good (after the auto trans manufacturer was changed ~6-8 years back), so long term, they have always been quite ... Read More
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