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New Volkswagen Rabbit 2008 Review: Testing the new Volkswagen Rabbit

Among 28 of the small cars that come under the rating of being affordable the New Volkswagen Rabbit 2008 ranks sixth. This ranking was determined with the analysis of data that was collected on safety and reliability. The Rabbit also provides the user with an excellent performance at a price that is affordable. This vehicle is fun to drive and comes along with a lot of features and standard amenities.  The power and usefulness make the Rabbit a commendable competitor for a place at the top amongst cars of this category.

The features of the New Volkswagen Rabbit 2008

This vehicle is available as a two door or a four door one. The two vehicles use a 2.5 cylinder engine with the optional choice of a five speed manual or an automatic transmission of six speeds. There is an additional trim to the Rabbit which is the Rabbit S and also an extra 20 horsepower for the engine.

The interiors and exteriors of the New Volkswagen Rabbit 2008

The seats are made of cloth with an easy entry seat. The rear seat has a split folding bench seat with head rests that are adjustable. The front seats are dual reclining bucket seats with the driver seat manually adjustable 6 ways and the passenger seat being adjustable four ways. All this is with the seat height and headrests being adjustable too.

The exteriors have a metallic paint which is optional, a front air dam with the front and rear bumpers of the body color and also the grille of the body color too.

The lighting on the inside has an interior load area light and a delayed courtesy light too. The exterior lighting has daytime running lights and halogen headlights.

Remote controls and releases which are standard fittings

Among the features that are controlled by remote are the keyless entry via key fob, a panic alarm, multi function remote operate door unlock and lock system and an anti theft panic alarm. This apart there are remote fuel door release and deck lid releases which are inside the vehicle.

Amongst the safety features are the anti theft locks and systems like the radio anti theft system, vehicle antitheft via alarm, engine immobilizer with exterior monitoring, selective unlocking, valet lockout and programmable power door locks which have automatic locking system.

The Storage and cargo

The storage and cargo system is quite roomy. There is a glove box that is lockable and illuminated, a cargo organizer, cargo area tie down hooks, soft cargo area cover which is removable, a coin holder, a lower console storage which is located on the floor, 2 front and 1 rear cup holders, storage which is front door mounted.
The Safety Features

The safety features consist of a passenger airbag cut off sensor which is activated by the seat belt engagement. Automatic locking retractors, front seatbelt height adjusters, rear 3 point center seat belt, front side, side curtain protection and side head curtain airbags, driver and passenger airbags, Side Guard Door Beams, Emergency Fuel Shutoff Device, Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts and L A T C H.

Navigation, Communication and entertainment

There is an Auxiliary Input Jack, a radio antenna and an AM/FM Radio With 8 Speakers Total with CD Player and MP3 Player.

Standard Engine:

* 2.5L I5, 20 valve, 170 hp @ NL rpm
* 5 speed manual (standard) or 6 speed automatic transmission
* 22 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
* Green Rating: 72

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