Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,017 - $6,716
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,017 - $6,716
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit If...

Tangible German lineage and an exceptionally high level of interior fit and finish for this price combine to make the Rabbit the most sophisticated $16,000 vehicle on the road. Compact S...

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Reviews

4.25

16 Reviews

38% 50% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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My car specifically or Volkswagen in general? I would probably say the issue with finding a mechanic. Perhaps other areas are easier to find decently priced VW mechanics, but Northern Indiana is not a good locations for that.

For the most part I do like my vehicle, My make dislike is the trouble it takes to find a mechanic who works on Volkswagen. Because there are less mechanics in my area willing to work on Volkswagen the options I do have are more expensive. The only other thing I do not like is that my front passenger seat has a wheel that needs to me twisted in order for the seat to lay down for the passenger to rest. It is very annoying trying to crank the wheel around when you are trying to lay down. I would prefer a lever or automatic switch like what I have for the driver's seat.

- Corissa F

Green rabbit, aging but comfy.

I love my vehicle. However, oil occasionally leaks and the tire lights come on in the winter and refuse to go off. Now that the car is getting older the windows are slow to roll down and sometimes the driver's door will not unlock with the electronic key. The comfort and function of the car is great though. It has heated seats and the hatch back with collapsible back seat allows me to transport a lot of stuff.

- Kendall R

Stop beeping at me I already love you.

I really like my car. It is comfortable and has driven well for all 10 years that my family has owned it. We have run into problems with the drivers seat not going forward enough so my mom has problems reaching the pedals. The sensors are also really sensitive when the temperature drops and the air in your tires compress, but I figure better safe than sorry.

- Shawn M

Ranked #8 Compact Cars by Owners

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NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety