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This little car stole my heart
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By GeorgiaRose
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I am no stranger to European cars- I grew up on BMWs and Audis, and I drove a Volvo for many years- but the little VW Rabbit has stolen my heart and converted me to Vdubs. First of all, it is an incredible value and has a lot of the same features I've seen in more expensive cars. The interior is top notch and surprisingly roomy for a compact car. It's also extremely comfortable on long trips; I've taken many road trips in it and it's just a pleasure to drive. This little Rabbit has a lot of get up and go- maybe it's not as fast as a GTI but it has plenty of power- not to mention the great fuel mileage too!


Best Features

The top notch interior (love the red and blue interior lights); great fuel mileage; the back seats that fold down - this car is surprisingly roomy; sporty exterior- I get a lot of compliments about it.


Worst Features

There is a big blind spot on either side of the car- if someone is passing you, it's hard to see them. Not a deal breaker for me, just something to be cognizant of.


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This is no cotton tail
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Texas
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Have owned this car several years and it's reliability is excellent. Did test drive several others before making this purchase. Drive 60 mile round trip to work road control is amazing. Ave around 28 mpg. I agree you have to watch it or you will be speeding, I tell everybody this is no cotton tail this is a jack rabbit. I have had no trouble so far with performance of any- kind.


Best Features

Interior, lots of room when seats are down, have even carried lumber,and a small tree. I love the wind out sound of a sports car, makes everybody look. I get good gas mileage.


Worst Features

windshield wiper does tend to drag water back to center on drivers side.


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Average Reliability But Fun to Drive
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By CT8799
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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While I love the quality of the materials used both inside and out, I never know what might happen with the car, reliability-wise. Within the first month of ownership, I had at least 2 trips to the dealership as a result of smelling a burning smell from the rear brakes after driving. Since then, have had both headlights go out (within 2 days of one another), followed by another one going out again. Also have had exhaust system issues (under warranty) and car has stalled while stopped at light, but this was an exhaust issue as well and the repair seems to have fixed the issue. Not sure I would buy another one.


Best Features

Handling, interior space, rear seat leg room. Car feels huge inside (relative to actual size).


Worst Features

CD player is not as quick to skip tracks/function generally as Japanese models. Fix exhaust issues and better wiring for headlights.


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Great Value!
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By Hawk8485
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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I have owned more than 25 cars, mostly Audis, Infinitis or BMWs, but this is the best purchase I have ever made. Not perfect, but for less than $16K, I bought a car that is fun to drive, solid, well built, and comfortable. Only options were the auto and the ESP. This car replaced my wife's Infiniti FX35 (rode very rough) as a stopgap until she decided what she wanted, then we would give it to our daughter. 2.5 years later, my daughter is still waiting b/c my wife will not give it up.


Best Features

Seating is excellent, especially for 6 footers like my wife and me. Very roomy inside. Transmission is seamless and smooth, and the suspension soaks up the worst potholes effortlessly. Engine is more than adequate, with plenty of torque for scooting through traffic. Interior fit and finish.


Worst Features

Stereo should be much better for this vehicle. also need stereo controls on steering wheel. Car is greatly improved with 16" wheels and good 205/55-16 tires. Standard 15" rims are too small.


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Great for tons of driving
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By LongHairGuy240
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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I deliver pizzas for a living. This car allows me to do that with ease. It's very fast. I can get from 0-90 in no time, on the freeway of course. It turns very easily, brakes just fine. I drive about 2500 miles a month, so the oil changes get expensive, but it's more than worth it. I blew up two cars because of oil change issues, so I'm being very careful with this one. I'm sure I'll be keeping this car for a long, long time. I'll most likely buy another after this one is finally dead.


Best Features

I love the red and blue console displays. They're much easier to see during the day and night.


Worst Features

I agree that it needs some type of armrest, maybe attached to the seats themselves. It'd be nice to have air vents in the rear of the car, but I don't sit back there.


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