2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Thousands spent for New transmission @ 79K
By milkman128 on 06/07/14 09:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

The fuel economy and quality of the drive train are the biggest downer for me. It has good pep to its step and handles incredibly well. Although with my Transmission failing so early I worry about the power train quality. It looks pretty inside and out, handles very well but doesn't appear to have the longevity dynamic.
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Amazing car
By lcs_miller on 04/04/11 11:39 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

Review

i got this car a few days ago and its great! i bought it from carmax. It has 2 slight dents in it. Its jet black and is so amazing to drive. The fuel econmy is lower then most cars like the rabbit but its great!
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
VW could have done better
By Hudi on 10/23/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

The exterior of this car is quite nice, following the the line of the Golf. The interior is very well designed and finished much better than other cars in the class. The car is much roomier than it seems, the legroom and headroom in the back is great. The seats are poorly designed without proper lumber support that's why I'm rating it low. The ride is very nice, the suspension is just right. Thanks to the multilink suspension in the back, the car corners like no others. The engine is the biggest flaw of this car, it's not powerful enough but the gas millage is not that great. I wonder why they didn't install a better European engine with similar power but better fuel millage.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love it! So cute!
By u2dan on 10/12/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I am over 6 feet 1 inches tall. Everyone laughed because I am so big in a small car, but there is a ton of room. I sat in the back seat and could easily move around and had leg room! The car is super fun to drive on the highway and great for weaving in and out of traffic. The ride is so smooth and SO quiet, i couldn't believe it. The pick up is great too, very powerful little car. I feel like I am driving around in a nightclub when I got some good music going on.
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Not suitable for short passengers
By candle27 on 01/31/10 16:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

Review

I am 5'3 and too short to reach the headrest even in its lowest position. According to the User's Manual and a phone call to VW America's head office, a cushion must never be placed on the passenger seat as this interferes with the airbag system's proper functioning. This only becomes clear after the car has been purchased one has read the manual.Therefore I am at risk in case of an accident and VW says that neither they nor I can do anything about it.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Just about perfect!
By Eric on 09/05/09 05:11 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

Review

In my family we own an 09 Rabbit and 08 Mazda 3. They are truly both fantastic cars. Both are equipped pretty much the same and they both cost the same (just about 17K). My wife drives the Mazda and she loves it however I am a good size guy and I find the Rabbit's seat goes back further and has more thigh support (and overall room). The Mazda gets better gas mileage but the Rabbit has better acceleration so in my opinion the lower MPG is a fair trade. Both handle extremely well and are a lot of fun to drive however the Rabbit is a little more quiet overall. The Mazda has one of the nicest stearing wheels I have ever seen on any car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
HOT Hare !!!
By mf on 07/24/09 13:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

Quick, even at a 6500ft Colorado altitude. Precise handling. Precise- shifting 5-speed gearbox. Typical excellent German craftsmanship -- inside and outside -- with obvious attention to detail. Roomy. Lots of features that are "package upgrages" on other brands. Airbags everywhere, traction/stability management, and other safety features. Good MPGs for the HP/torque. On top of all that, driving-thrill-for-the-investment can't be beaten.
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2009 VW Rabbit with Manual Trans
By HP on 07/02/09 18:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

Quiet, competent, handles well, and is fun to drive. Great quality, fit, and finish.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Run Rabbit, run!
By Two5 on 06/28/09 10:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

Car has seen all types of driving and has fared extremely well. The engine in the car is well suited to most driving situations and the abundance of power and torque plus an engine that enjoys revving provides an acceleration not found in competitors, the five speed manual has short throws and positive feel with good clutch feedback. Suspension is based on the sportier GTI, giving the Rabbit surefooted dynamics while providing a comfortable ride even over harsh roads, the standard ESP provides an added safety net. No problems while owning the vehicle, and fuel economy has averaged approximately 28 miles per gallon, while full tanks on the freeway can net up to 33 miles per gallon.
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Really Fun Car
By Elvis51178 on 06/17/09 13:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

Review

I love driving this car, It's really quiet, smooth and pretty quick. Plus this car handles really well. Best of all is the gas mileage. I get about 26mpg all city traffic, and about 29-30 with mixed city/highway driving. The sticker estimated mpg is way low at 21/28.
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