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VW Rabbit Review

By Walter on October 11, 2006

Rabbits are for their reproductive skills. ads for Volkswagen’s long anticipated hatch show city-dwelling multiplying by the dozens. Ironically, the population of US-bound Volkswabbits is bound to satisfy demand, mind dominate the landscape. A buyer is lucky to sample new bunny prior to placing an and then faces a wait of 60 days. VW dealers couldn’t less; nurturing understandably leads is hardly worth the of revenue it generates. So, with fanfare, scarce availability and profit, the Rabbit is back.

The Rabbit exhibits a subtly physique, sharing much of its with the original iteration. with its prominently creased forbearer, the new model’s lines into a soft, one-box with a slick .32 drag Face on, the Mk 5’s headlights Speed Racer’s concerned while a body-colored smiley-face eliminates the muzzled look on A-platform siblings.

In current Volks fashion, the dips way below the front and rises high above the wheel arch, accentuating the thick C-pillar (particularly on the Black bumper strips the belt and the rocker help up space, but with 15” the Rabbit’s profile looks Cadbury bunny than jack, and less rich the previous Golf.

From the the new Rabbit appears unpimped the Mk 4, repeating the cartoon theme Power Puff Girls’ taillights. Details like exhaust tips and a hatch hidden in the Vee-Dub logo redeem otherwise gawky Taken as a whole, the Rabbit’s is comfortably familiar, and familiarly

Clearly, the Vee Dub’s interior account for much of the model’s worldwide appeal. Though the model’s anthracite interior is as dry as a Wright punch line, all the German’s papers are in order. its modern motel styling, to the considered placement of indestructible plastics (which are not half as as it sounds), to a rear compartment accommodates full-sized sedan in the style to which they’ve accustomed, the Rabbit’s two box design is the very model of a major general.

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This Wolfsburgian Rabbit a lot more solid than its en Mexico predecessors. All the subconscious that you’re driving quality have returned: thunk, switchgear snicks and respond without delay. The that the new Rabbit is bigger may have a little something to do it. In fact, the long delayed gen Golf is a “Super Rabbit” of ten inches longer than the Mk 4 and 70% than its Paleolithic namesake. The girth takes its inevitable on straight line performance.

has it the 2.5-liter five cylinder hauling the heft is derived Lambo’s Gallardo V-10. Be as it may, in practice, the 150-horse mill feels like unboosted five: adequate at the low end and of breath up top, with an exhaust groan that Darth Vader’s Imperial Give the mill its marching and zero to sixty eventually up after nine seconds. The fun is well short of Wolfsburg’s equally horsed 1.8 turbo But the jingle saved on regular gas a six pack of Natty, half a ham sub and a bag of per tank, come game

The Rabbit’s handling is, as always, its suit. The car’s electromagnetic system feeds back Slash’s guitar, tracking over choppy pavement and the assistance according to speed. A new independent rear suspension the Rabbit’s reflexes, helping you hard-earned momentum while the overall ride quality. And it’s time to shed you worked so hard to achieve, the four-wheel disc brakes are up to the assisted by a trick electronic pressure distribution system.

With increased demand for fuel efficient vehicles, VW should be hopping off car lots and streets like the swift, creatures they’re named There’s a lot to like about bread and butter hatchback– if American consumers could get one to This year, VW’s in around 19k cars for a 50k market (at the The ratio of supply to demand certainly please owners enough to secure their pet what with used commanding a relatively stiff but disappointed VW customers will be, disappointed.

Sadly, the German-built has so little profit at American it’s a wonder Vee-Dub bothered bringing it here. and customers alike await the cheap-to-multiply replacement promised by VW within two years. Perhaps the US Rabbit population will above that of an endangered

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