MLTigger

I saw the new VW Rabbit today and must say it is a nice car. 

Rabbit - Overview

 

I love hatchbacks and am glad to see that they are back.  I might have to buy a used one in a couple years.  The price is a very reasonable $14,990

 

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dods1600

Sweet... That's allI have to say about that

1600cc biggest most powerful engine for a stock beetle. Power house!:) Smokes the tires in first in the rain
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mura

 

 Rabbit it's the American name of european VW Golf;

 

I taken this car in my country (in Italy) 2 years ago, in june 2004 whit 2.0L turbodiesel engine: 140 hp, 320 NM torque, manual 6 speed gear, 0-100 KM/H (about 0-60 miles),  in 9,3 sec ...(in europe the majority of cars have turbodiesel engine).

 

it's an amazing car, very confortable, whit wonderful interior finish (tipical of "made in germany" cars) powerful engine economic in fuel consumption!!

 

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From ITALY...with love!(for VW!)

Vw 1303 1.2L SBeetles Stock '73
Vw 1302 1.2L Special Edition "Der Weltmaister" '72
Vw Golf 2.0L TDI '04
Honda XR 600r Supermoto '91
Piaggio Vespa 150 Sprint '67

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mura

 

 

 

From ITALY...with love!(for VW!)

Vw 1303 1.2L SBeetles Stock '73
Vw 1302 1.2L Special Edition "Der Weltmaister" '72
Vw Golf 2.0L TDI '04
Honda XR 600r Supermoto '91
Piaggio Vespa 150 Sprint '67

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NYer_in_MI

That's AWESOME!  My very first VW was a 1979 VW "Rabbit Diesel L" (the "L" I found out stood for "Luxury"),four door with a crank-back metal sunroof (that was the extent of the "Luxury").  Though diesels have a slow start up speed, from a complete halt, they are awesome little cars to drive... or at least, they were, when diesel was still the cheapest fuel around!  I LOVED that car, even though it wasn't a Beetle.  I thought it was like a boxier fast back with a front-seated, water-cooled engine.  Everything about it screamed "Volkswagen", even though it was a deliberate departure from the original VW design.  I loved my Rabbit... or "Bunny" as those of us Rabbit nuts called them.  Yes, folks... my first ushering into the world of VW ownership was a water-cooled car.

Daniel Mosher
Resident Cartoonist

www.allaircooled.com
www.superbeetles.com
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MLTigger

We will forgive you Daniel.   Actually, I have owned two rabbits a lop ear Just kidding!!! I owned a '78 or '79 I can't remember the exact year I bought it for $200 it was brown and ugly. drove it for a year.  I had to add a quart every fillup but it never quit on me.  I sold it for $200 LOL.  I also owned an '84 rabbit looked like the GTI but didn't have the faster 16V engine.  and a 1991 Passat I bought brand new.  I wasn't too happy with that one it had a ton of problems and was in the shop constantly.  One time while rolling up the rear window, something broke and the window fell out of the car completely and shattered on the ground.  I've also owned a 1.8 liter Porsche 914 and 4 VW bugs

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mura

Yes guys

 

you had this nice car, the first serie of Rabbit..with 1,6L Diesel engine..

 

 

this is an '79 european model..

 

In europe (but i thing in U.S, too) there are many Rabbit Cabrio on the roads: it's very cool!!

 

 

 

do you know??

 

Have you ever seen the new coupe-cabriolet VW Eos, made on tehe frame of new Golf/Rabbit?? it's yet avaible in Europe, in America i don't know...

 

 

 

It's amazing car, with 2.0L engine (with or without turbo, 150 and 200 Hp) or 2.0L TDI (turbodiesel engine, 140 Hp)..

 

do you like it??

 

Hi, Francesco

 

 

 

From ITALY...with love!(for VW!)

Vw 1303 1.2L SBeetles Stock '73
Vw 1302 1.2L Special Edition "Der Weltmaister" '72
Vw Golf 2.0L TDI '04
Honda XR 600r Supermoto '91
Piaggio Vespa 150 Sprint '67

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MLTigger

We had the Rabbit Convertable/Cabrio 

My Mom owned one and it was a fun car.

I've always liked the VW convertables because they are actually quieter on the road then the hardtops because of the triple layer insulated tops.

 We don't have the Eos as far as I know.  But I live in Indiana where the buy American mentallity still lives so VW's/ Audi's are not all that common.  Maybe someone in California has seen one?

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mura
My Golf/Rabbit '04 2.0 TDI Sportline...17" Grand Prix rims, Bi-xenon lights, 5 doors, methallized paints, etc...









interior.....


From ITALY...with love!(for VW!)

Vw 1303 1.2L SBeetles Stock '73
Vw 1302 1.2L Special Edition "Der Weltmaister" '72
Vw Golf 2.0L TDI '04
Honda XR 600r Supermoto '91
Piaggio Vespa 150 Sprint '67

[URL=http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn2092tw2.jpg][/URL][URL=http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn1165hu8.jpg][/URL][URL=http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0564ok7.jpg][/URL][URL=http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn1167ed9.jpg][/URL]
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NYer_in_MI
Oooooooooh!  That Eos is soooooo sweet!
Daniel Mosher
Resident Cartoonist

www.allaircooled.com
www.superbeetles.com
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NoH2O
There was an Eos at Circle Yer Wagens this weekend. Pretty sharp looking car.
Funny how VWoA has no problem using the aircooled shows to pimp their new cars but heaven forbid you mention "Bug", "VW" or anything there in related in your club name or business. They want nothing to do with the aircooled cars until it's beneficial to them. Shame really. They could save us all from Chinese (read EMPI) aftermarket garbage by just releasing the licensing rights to make German spec parts again. Not to mention put some coin in their pocket. Sorry for the rant there....
Have you seen the concept VW Up!
2 cylinder, rear engine car, supposed to get back to the "people's car" image. 100+ MPG they're saying. Supposed to debut in 2012 I think. I'll try to find pics. It's got a nice look to it.


Steve
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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NoH2O
Here's a link to some pics and an article.

http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/vortex_news/article_2052.shtml

Click the gallery at the bottom right side of the page for more pics.

Steve
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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