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2009 VW Rabbit with Manual Trans
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By HP
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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.


Best Features

Competent handling, heated seats, fit and finish.


Worst Features

Six speed transmission. On a hot day, windows can be lowered from outside the car by inserting the key and turning such. This should be handled through the remote control key fob.


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Run Rabbit, run!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Two5
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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.


Best Features

Engine, transmission, suspension combination. Stereo system with 10 speakers. Standard ESP. Key fob can open or close windows. Sunroof. Blue and red gauge cluster lights. Controls are intuitive and well laid out. One touch window controls.


Worst Features

Add 6th gear for increased highway mileage. Add multifunction display, even as an option. Allow 4-door cars the 5 speed manual gearbox. Center armrests. Larger side mirrors to fix the blind spot created by the C-pillar.


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Really Fun Car
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By Elvis51178
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

6 speed Tiptronic Transmission


Worst Features

MPG Readout, Digital Compass, radio controls on steering wheel.


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2009 VW Rabbit 2dr
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 2009 Rabbit
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Well built with more than expected standard features. Excellent performance and safety features. Interior of car feels like a much larger car. Average mileage has been 27 mpg in all around driving. Very quiet interior and smooth 6 spd tiptronic auto trans. I am extremely happy after 2 months with this gem.


Best Features

Interior appointments and performance.


Worst Features

Add a center arm rest as standard or at least an option.


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I'm a believer!
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By Bossanova
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


Review

When it was time to trade in my old car (a '95), I looked at nearly all of the cars in the $15-20K market. Drove the Mazda3, Vibe, Versa, Matrix, Civic, xD... they all kind of felt the same. I had resigned myself to a functional compact with few features that I could "make do" with; then I drove the Rabbit. WHOA - it was like finding religion. There is absolutely no car in this class that is nearly as fun to drive. Plus even the base model is packed with extras. The interior is refined with quality materials. I got the 2-door 5-speed manual and I love it. I've never owned a VW before, but the Rabbit has definitely made me a believer.


Best Features

Solid build quality, great handling, peppy 2.5L engine, lots of room (I'm a big guy), red LEDs light the interior at night, easy-to-read gauges, hidden iPod dock, heated seats, adjustable center armrest, rear wiper, chilled glove compartment, defrost for side-view mirrors and back window


Worst Features

Make the 4-door available with a 5-speed manual transmission, provide a center armrest in the back seat on the 2-door, include a MPG dash display like in the 2008 models


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