2008 VW Rabbit is great mechanically, but has electrical issues.
My car has a 2.5L inline 5 cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. It has sport mode, which increases performance. I mostly use it for passing. Around 30 mpg highway. I have had it for several years. I have not had any trouble with the engine or transmission. I have had to replace each headlamp bulb at least twice. It is common for the 2008 VW Rabbit to have electrical issues. Thevl electrical issues the my car has are as follows: various window control issues, hatch sometimes will not open using switch on door, fob, or latch, car tends to lock itself, when locked with button on fob driver door can be open and alarm sounds, interior lights sometimes dim with radio use. Other issues- poor radio reception, car has very low ground clearance, plastic protects the undercarriage, aforementioned plastic breaks off easily. I am pleased with the car's mechanical performance. Electrical issues are annoying. Not enough ground clearance for the town I live in.