2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
This car is absolutely the best buy. The GTI is over priced for the extra hp which, with less money, can be gained. The car is fast and handles amazingly. Although this car doesnt come with rims or the stereo controls on the steering wheel, it has the best handling and speed out of those cars I've test driven and more airbags and crashtest ratings. Plus when you get a rabbit you get to join rabbit owners club.
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