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147k mi & counting
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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Don't know why folks knock VW's reliability, etc....thankfully, cars are not cell phones (yet). Bought my car new with a 5-speed manual in 2009 & have no problems. Handles like it's on rails. Ergonomics are excellent. Don't need to look away from the road to change the heat or radio. First month of ownership (I still remember) didn't take the same way home from work twice on the back roads. Very practical for use on the road or light use on the track. Had 2 engine knock sensors problems & remedied under warranty. Have changed oil, rear brakes (once) & tune ups, otherwise no issues or rust. Also own a newer Golf Sportwagen with 6-speed manual & very much enjoy that too. Still don't know why people buy SUV's. The '09 is not our first VW & the '15 will not be our last.


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


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Awesome


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Rabbit on Rabbit - Pure Adrenaline
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By Watson Martin
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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Go Rabbit go has been going for now decades. With its generational shift to mature adults who once X owned 80s Rabbits. Unfortunately, the unibody pick was not crossed over. More about that later.

I live in Roanoke VA driving mostly along interstates or the valleys jurisdictional byways with plenty of ups downs and curves of all sorts. Car handles like a charm even more so on passes crossing dozens of ridge lines located along the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachia Mountains to the west. It's tight and krpt me out of the ditch approaching a downhill car - both balls to the wall - with dry leaves in tow. Fortunately I road the rail on the right edge of a steep unguarded cliff. Adrenalin should be this cars middle name. Love it but got to sale it cuz of growing family and desire for tech audio smart upgrades. Dodge Durango SX. Go figure. Taurague is not my deal as it's much smaller for much more. American German dodge. Go figure.


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Thousands spent for New transmission @ 79K
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By milkman128
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


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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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Shifter lights, heated seats, heated mirrors, handling


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better quality transmission/better fuel economy


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


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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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It would be nice if they made it have better fuel econmy. there are several motors likes the 2.5 ltr one that comes in the car


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