2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
I did a lot of research into Civics and Rabbits, and finally decided on the Rabbit! I love love it. It's amazingly fun to drive, has great pickup, and lots of bells and whistles that the Civic definitely lacks. The road noise is a little loud, but the 10 speaker stereo system drowns it out just fine. I would definitely recommend.
Full size spare, auto up/down windows, power, standard safety features.
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