is nothing sensational about the fifth generation Golf
Rabbit, but there is nothing disappointing about it
either. Having said that, don’t get us wrong.
At $16,000 for a base car you get a totally German-engineered
and built automobile. It is solid with great cabin space
both in the front with ample head room and in the back
seats. Trunk space is also ample with the beauty of
the hatch and split fold down seats for everlasting
cargo space. We also found it to be very quiet. No wonder
this car has been a favorite for years on many continents.
new skin gives the Rabbit a more aerodynamic shape,
quite pleasing to the eye, which we had enjoyed on our
earlier test drive of the 2-door sporty version of the GTI.
materials are of good quality and the overall feel is
one of a much pricier automobile. The manual gear box
(recommended) in our black test car was smooth and efficient;
coupled with the trusty 150 horsepower 5-cylinder motor,
it delivered constant power… although you won’t
set any records for the 0-60 mph acceleration. Steering
is precise and braking efficient.
around the city, this Rabbit is a no-brainer. Due to
its relatively compact size, it is very easy to navigate
in traffic and park. And yes, you can take it on road
trips without any hesitation. Cruising at the posted
interstate speed and faster gave us a safe and quite
assured, this animal will grind away at all of your
urban automobile tasks.
Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile new vehicle warranty;
five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty;
four-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance.