2008 Volkswagen Rabbit  -  $16,250


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,250
Base Invoice: $15,449
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2dr HB Man S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

Pros

Convenient hatchback design; standard safety equipment; low price (Rabbit); performance and handling (GTI); fuel efficiency (GTI).


Model Highlights

VW's value-priced 2008 Rabbit, and the performance-oriented GTI are both available in three- or five-door hatchback body styles.

A 170-horsepower, 2.5L five-cylinder engine powers the Rabbit; it comes with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, which has a Sport mode.

The GTI features a 200-horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine that, besides bringing better performance than the Rabbit's engine, is also more efficient. It's paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or Direct Shift six-speed automated manual gearbox, and with the manual is rated at 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Both the Rabbit and GTI are front-wheel drive.

The Rabbit comes with a wide range of standard equipment for a low-priced small car, including air conditioning, power heated mirrors, cruise control, power windows, locks, and mirrors, and an eight-speaker sound system. An electromechanical steering system helps bring crisp handling and easy maneuverability in parking lots.

The GTI comes with a lot of additional performance equipment, and more comfort and convenience items. A sport suspension, special appearance cues, 17-inch alloy wheels and performance tires, alloy pedals, and sport seats bring a performance emphasis. Xenon headlamps, keyless entry, and a ten-speaker sound system are among the included extras.

For both the Rabbit and the GTI, VW is generous with standard safety features, too. Front side and full-length curtain air bags, and anti-lock brakes are standard on both, and the GTI adds electronic stability control.


Model News

Both the VW Rabbit and the sporty GTI model see minor changes for 2008. The Rabbit's 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine now makes 170 horsepower, up 20 from last year, and tire pressure monitors are newly standard. The GTI gets revised suspension settings that reduce its ride height by nearly an inch.

The Rabbit is now offered in a single trim level, called the S.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit's standard five-cylinder engine is more torquey and responsive than many other rival four-cylinder engines, and the Rabbit offers a wealth of standard equipment, plus more safety features than most other cars in its price range. The GTI models bring perky performance and improved handling to the same practical hatchback body style.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
319.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
420.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ -TBD-

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ -TBD-

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
35.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
165.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in

Height, Overall
58.2 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2975 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink

Front Tire Size
195/65HR15

Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.34 x 0.98 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.23 x 0.47 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V442000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2007

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
340000

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD A REQUIRED CAP INSTALLED WHICH DISABLES THE HEADLIGHT HORIZONTAL AIM AND SOME VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A CAP THAT DISABLES THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW.

Consequence
INAPPROPRIATE, NON-STANDARD LIGHTING COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY OF VEHICLES AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE LOW BEAM HORIZONTAL AIMING SCREW AND INSTALL ONE IF MISSING, AND INSPECT FOR THE PRESENCE OF A CAP IN THE SOCKET OF THE VERTICAL AIMING SCREW AND IF PRESENT, THE CAP WILL BE REMOVED. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 31, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. Q8. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V621000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 14, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
377,286

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence
IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20I4/U1. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Front wheel drive

4-link independent rear suspension

195/65HR15 all-season tires

15" x 6" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Temporary use spare tire

Electro-mechanical speed sensitive pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake pressure distribution, hydraulic brake assistant

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers

Daytime running lights

Fully reclining manually adjustable cloth front bucket seats w/6-way driver & 4-way passenger seats, easy entry system, adjustable headrests

60/40 split folding rear seat w/(3) height-adjustable headrests

Theft-deterrent, height-adjustable/telescopic steering column

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr door locks

Automatic pwr windows

Remote fuel door & hatch releases

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Audible & visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system for doors, hood, hatch, radio, starter

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: aux input jack, (8) speakers

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Aux pwr outlet

Sun visors w/dual vanity mirrors, driver side sliding

Passenger side removable storage divider in cargo area

City 22/hwy 29 (2.5L engine/5-speed manual trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/electronic brake pressure distribution, hydraulic brake assistant

Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain protection

Buckle switch sensor for passenger airbag suppression

3-point front/rear safety belts w/front pretensioners, load limiters, outboard height adjusters

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH child restraint system

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Collapsible steering column

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
16" "MAGNY COURS" ALLOY WHEEL PKG
$450

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$225

 
ELECTRONIC STABILIZATION PROGRAM (ESP)
$450

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$299

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
(4) CARPETED MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
(4) RABBIT CARPETED MATS
$89

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$160

 
PROTECTION KIT
$279

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$1,675

 
SPORT STYLING KIT
$1,900

 
TWIN CITY KIT
$1,699

 
SOUTHERN NIGHTS KIT
$1,699

 
17" SILVER "VISION V" ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,350

 
17" SILVER "GOAL" ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,350

 
17" ANTHRACITE "GOAL" ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,350

 
17" TITANIUM "KARTHOUM" ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,350

 
STOPS TAKE-OFF WHEEL DELIVERY TO DEALER
$0

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