Top Volkswagen Hatchback For: Rabbit

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$27595

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

1 Apr

I do not like leather seats, and so went for the Rabbit.

4 Nov

For one, the sunroof occasionally starts to make awful creaking sounds.

28 Aug

It does have some creaks and rattles and the dealer had to replace a latch for one of the rear seats because it was rattling like crazy.

24 Feb

N/A

26 Jan

I sometimes get a minor vibration, I think it's the tires, may need rebalancing - not a fan of Bridgestone, I think Michelin's would fix that problem,

21 Mar

but squeaks and rattles are becoming apparent.

28 Aug

One issue are the tires, they are not good for spirited driving, I would recommend Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

9 May

The stock tires that come with the vehicle are less than desirable and don't hold the road like they should.

26 Jan

I sometimes get a minor vibration, I think it's the tires, may need rebalancing - not a fan of Bridgestone, I think Michelin's would fix that problem,

14 Jan

N/A

12 Nov

I have had two tires (Bridgestone) leak air and have to be reseated on the rim to stop the slow leaks.

3 May

It is also virtually impossible to parallel park next to a curb without scuffing the rims due to the low profile tires and rim design.

2018 Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Golf

$16880

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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11 Feb

So far no squeaks or leaks, just like my Rabbit.

9 Jul

- The muffler is awfully loud, and when the engine is running at about 1,500 revs under mild load, it comes into resonance with the engine which produces very annoying noise.

12 Feb

Breaks also seem to be making a little bit of noise at 0 - 5 mph range.

24 Oct

Golf has a very smooth ride with very little road noise.

26 Jul

No squeaks, rattles or problems.

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$26415

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

24 Nov

The aftermarket world is rabbit hole of goodies.

4 Nov

For one, the sunroof occasionally starts to make awful creaking sounds.

27 Jul

I also dislike the creaking sound the sunroof makes.

24 Nov

My biggest complaint is cabin noise.

12 Jul

You really can't drive either models that I've had with the windows down due to excessive buffeting noise inside the car.

12 May

Gripes are few: There were a couple of build issues, including a sunroof rattle and a problem with a minor trim piece that fell off, which was addressed by the dealer.

4 Nov

VW denied my warranty claim to fix it, so it's just been looking janky since.

25 Sep

We did have to replace the water pump (covered under our extended warranty) and have had a few minor issues with the push-button start and window controllers

4 Jun

Ridiculous issues that had they not occurred under warranty would have put my repair bills at at least 2,500 additional annually.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$24995

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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21 Sep

Always had a soft spot for VWs (a Rabbit and two Sciroccos in my youth) and a bright red GTI sitting outside the local dealership caught my wife's eye. "Cute!

20 Feb

It is almost retro with the boxy design and great visibility that is reminiscent of one of my first cars, a vintage VW Rabbit.

4 Nov

For one, the sunroof occasionally starts to make awful creaking sounds.

26 Jul

VW has also cheaped out on some parts, leading to cracking, such as the oil pan and the timing cover.

28 Nov

In fact, I live back in the country where the roads can be pretty rough, and it has not even developed a rattle in 40k miles.

27 Aug

Punches well above its pay grade and makes neat farting noises.

25 Feb

No interior trim pieces breaking off, no squeaks and rattles, and no engine issues.

25 Oct

Even with fairly sporty suspension and 18 inch wheels (40 series tires), the structure is never rattled.

2 Jul

It's feels tight and solid, like it's got rubber washers everywhere to eliminate rattles.

22 Jun

However, the worst part of this car, is the absurd level of noise when driving with the rear windows down. Some of you will say, "oh, all cars do that."

17 Jun

There are a few rough edges, like engine noise and the stiff ride which are part of the car's charm.

2 May

The doors close with a “thunk” and road noise is admirably dampened.

4 Nov

VW denied my warranty claim to fix it, so it's just been looking janky since.

7 Sep

Apart from some issues with the heater when the car was new (fixed under warranty) the only issue is with the hard plastic on the centre stack, I am 5' 10" and my right knee just kills me as it contacts this hard edge.

26 Jul

but VW has not recalled them yet, so this is an out of pocket fix considering many '16 models will be out of warranty soon.

10 Nov

I purchased the car as a CPO from a lease from a VW dealer, so far put on 4k miles only issue was with the drivers side power window 1 touch was replaced under warranty. .

25 Sep

We did have to replace the water pump (covered under our extended warranty) and have had a few minor issues with the push-button start and window controllers

16 Sep

Aside from the fact that it's absurd to have a powertrain warranty that doesn't cover this, why the heck is a 3 yr old car leaking oil?!

4 Jun

Ridiculous issues that had they not occurred under warranty would have put my repair bills at at least 2,500 additional annually.

2 Aug

Update : water pump and thermostat housing cracked and were replaced under warranty.

27 Jan

Neither warranty nor car insurance is covering our damages.

27 Sep

Now reliability is a concern, because all GTI's have a poor reputation for being trouble free in the long term, and in fact at 800 miles I had to get the front right LED lamp assembly replaced under warranty.

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

$18495

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18 Jul

We've owned a Jetta, two Golfs, and a Rabbit in the past 14 years and have been incredibly satisfied with them.

12 Nov

I’ve had issues with the rear calipers locking up, all 4 ignition coil packs needed to be replaced and the check engine light is on just about every other week.

25 Aug

Airbag light sometimes blinks while seat belt not fastened light comes on.

13 Dec

N/A

9 Dec

that is annoying & I wish they could use shatter proof glass {if there is such a thing} in those lights.

10 Nov

Also, the ambient lighting should light more than just the ring around the speaker and the light in the door-i.e.

18 Sep

N/A

9 Dec

then I went to start my car the other day and it hesitated and began to make clicking sounds and a whining noise, the starter is most likely going bad.

3 Apr

Couple things that bother me are the bluetooth is almost unuseable due to the road noise, people can't hear me at freeway speeds.

9 Dec

The only other issue I have had is rock chips cracking the fog lights.

10 Nov

I also heard a noise from the undercarriage while driving slowly over these horrific PA roads, which has gone away, thank cripes.

11 Jul

N/A

16 Jan

Noisy areas include, the headliner (crackles like popcorn), the back hatch (makes a crazy loud noise like it's going to fall off), and the streering column (sounds like electrical shorting is going on).

14 May

The 2015 has the same Fender system with amp that the R Line has except it does not have the bass speaker in the trunk.

9 Dec

At 1,000 miles the infotainment system had to be replaced.

12 Nov

This over time has caused both front door speakers to become blown, which is frustrating as well!

6 Feb

The electrical systems on the car are terrible and a constant headache and expense.

2 Apr

After a while, the fuel system will give up including spark plugs, coil, fuel rail, injectors, fuel pump, etc.

10 Nov

Also, the ambient lighting should light more than just the ring around the speaker and the light in the door-i.e.

14 Oct

so, in addition to the windows you can expect: intermittent shut downs and problems starting up (being locked out by the security system).

1 Sep

The Navigation system seems lacking as it can not seem to get me to my apartment complex without over complicating it.

16 Jan

Noisy areas include, the headliner (crackles like popcorn), the back hatch (makes a crazy loud noise like it's going to fall off), and the streering column (sounds like electrical shorting is going on).

9 Dec

.at 72,400 miles my transmission is once again slipping just like when it failed at 55k.

9 Dec

but that is not a malfunction of the car - perhaps a design flaw?

18 Jul

After three failed attempts to close it last night after parking outdoors (it stops short of the top seal by .25"), I gave up and went inside, hoping rain wasn't in the forecast.

1 Jul

but beware the instrument cluster will fail and a functioning replacement will not be available.

2011 Volkswagen Golf

2011 Volkswagen Golf

$6939

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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9 May

Interior is so much nicer than the rabbit.

4 Jun

I've had many cars over the years and some feel like they're made of tin, things wobble, things rattle.

19 Mar

Not a squeak or rattle.

2 Sep

Interior rattles abundant, loud engine noises, suspension squeaks and creaks, thin paint (chips constantly).

27 Dec

The interior and exterior build quality and craftsmanship are excellent and there are no rattling noises.

3 Jun

No wind noise.

30 Dec

I sold off my 2005 Prius due to excessive road noise and it being the most boring car ever in the world to drive.

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI

$9385

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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21 Apr

OVERALL: GREAT VEHICLE, happy that I went back to VW GTI, finally VW has moved away from the RABBIT style!

31 Dec

A few squeaks and rattles when below freezing outside

29 Feb

but a little more noise seemed a little quicker on initial acceleration but that might have been from the lighter weight.

1 Dec

And for the people who said they heard noise a couple months after buying thats probably cause its winter and metal contracts in the cold so your gonna hear noise.

9 Aug

The GTI is small, low on power (0-60 in 6.3 sec), and has a host of annoying rattles over the smallest bumps.

29 Jun

VW must have used some sort of cheap plastic because after 7 months of ownership, the car rattles and squeaks after hitting the smallest bumps.

15 Jun

Strange rattling noise inside the cabin 5.

2010 Volkswagen Golf

2010 Volkswagen Golf

$6553

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

22 Feb

The rabbit was such a chick car.

10 Nov

My dad's first car was a 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI that he still drives and it still runs great, so I knew exactly what I wanted when I was looking for my first car (GTI was my first choice,

12 Jul

Acceleration is very quick and the noise isn't too loud.

5 Aug

There is some road noise

17 Jul

There is light noise coming from drivers side door, dealer says they tighten

30 Jun

However, a few annoying interior noises have yet to subside.

12 Mar

I tried the Civic and my Golf rides so much smoother and the Mazda was bad, too much road an engine noise.

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

$16300

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 Nov

The 07 Rabbit needed front axles and cv joints, tires, condenser fans, cabin filter, 5 plugs and coil packs.

19 Aug

I got my VW Rabbit in 2009 and it has truly been without question the most reliable car I've owned.

30 Apr

My VW 09 Rabbit was very fun to drive.

14 Mar

Rabbit can be fun, good commuter, has some great support for DIYers.

24 Jun

The Rabbit is a well built car that's fun to drive.

11 Dec

The rabbit 2 door is a great little car.

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit

$15600

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 Nov

The 07 Rabbit needed front axles and cv joints, tires, condenser fans, cabin filter, 5 plugs and coil packs.

3 Sep

I bought my rabbit recently with only 15K miles on it, the car has been fantastic.

11 Jul

The Rabbit also drives more like a luxury car than an economy vehicle.

29 Oct

If you are looking for the perfect mix of sportiness & practicality you can't beat the rabbit.

10 Dec

If you are looking for a fun, cheap, original, reliable, economical vehicle, go for the Rabbit.

5 May

Now while a small SUV would have been bigger, we have no problem stuffing our little rabbit with cargo , a dog, and two kids.

4 May

But once you factor in the difference in engine sizes and standard features you'll find the 2 door Rabbit is one heck of a deal.

2 Oct

The Rabbit is very responsive and handles like a sport car.

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

$14990

POSITIVE REVIEWS
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5 Nov

I love my vw rabbit hatchback!

5 Nov

The 07 Rabbit needed front axles and cv joints, tires, condenser fans, cabin filter, 5 plugs and coil packs.

27 Jun

It was so small and compact and fast, like an actual Rabbit.

13 May

The VW Rabbit is a great car.

1 Jun

Overall, I believe the Rabbit (or Golf as it is now badged) is a great value.

1 Jul

I enjoy bdriving my 2007 Rabbit.

27 Mar

The VW Rabbit is my first car and all i can say is that its the fastest and most affordable car on the market.

9 Feb

BUY A VW "RABBIT"!! !

26 Nov

Rabbit leaves my friend?s Audi 1.8 turbo in the dust.

14 Apr

I would not buy any VW product again.

22 Sep

2007 VW Rabbit, 4 door A Genuine Inport that Delivers, at an entry price that's hard to beat.

31 Jul

though is that the price should be 1-2 thousand down.

26 Nov

If you have a trouble driving according to the posted speed limit, don?t buy this car.

20 Oct

Price is slightly more expensive than other cars in this category

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit

$14990

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

5 Nov

The 07 Rabbit needed front axles and cv joints, tires, condenser fans, cabin filter, 5 plugs and coil packs.

19 Nov

The Rabbit is much more comfortable too and, I think, it looks cooler!

6 Sep

I got my Rabbit with an auto trans (tiptronic is a great addition!

17 Nov

The Rabbit feels heavier and more solidly built--and yet the Rabbit is faster than the Bug and corners better.

24 Aug

Particularly when we road-tested the Rabbit back to back against the Beetle, we found the handling, acceleration, turning, and braking to be superior in the Rabbit.

21 Jul

But those cons aside, you get a lot of [little] car for the money with the Rabbit.

2005 Volkswagen Golf

2005 Volkswagen Golf

$15830

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

21 May

This is my third diesel VW and the best one was the 81 rabbit.

9 Oct

The Golf TDI is the car of my dreams, since I first saw the Rabbit diesel in 1976.

26 Feb

Strange front thumping noise that cannot be diagnosed began in 9th year.

21 May

The last one was for front suspension noises, dash rattles, and a timing belt job.

11 Jan

My mud flaps are cracking from the snow and ice build up.

2005 Volkswagen GTI

2005 Volkswagen GTI

$19510

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10 Aug

N/A

2004 Volkswagen Golf

2004 Volkswagen Golf

$15580

POSITIVE REVIEWS
NEGATIVE REVIEWS

23 Jun

I know if something happens to the Golf I would definitely look for another Golf/Rabbit.

11 Oct

Though the engine noise has been reduced, there is a small amount of tire noise.

5 Apr

Very noisy rubber bushings in the rear were replaced

10 Nov

Monsoon stereo speakers make noises and vibrations that the dealer hasn't been able to fix, even by replacing the stereo AND the speakers.

16 Apr

only problem requiring repeated service was adventitious noise related to air flow valve, changed 3 times in 2 years, but then vw had a recall, and i got all my money back (didn't have the receipts anymore, dealership gave me copies).

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