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Love my Rabbit!!!
Pros: gas mileage + acceleration + looks
Cons: no sunroofA blast to drive; great visibility, good gas mileage, lots of room in the hatch area to load gear (for it's small size) and...did i mention ;) it is delightfully fun to drive!!!!
Pros: The quality feel of the interior
Cons: The lack of horsepower
Advice: If you don't need a race car, but something you can live with every day, BUY IT!I'm a huge VW fan, and when it came time to downsize my life, (and my car payments) I had to look at their 'econobox'. Although the Rabbit nameplate is gone for 2010, the 2009 Rabbit/Golf shows a level of refinement, fit & finish, and pure driving pleasure lacking in all other cars in this price segment. It almost drives too well to be considered an economy car. When it comes to pure all-around driving competence and pleasure, you simply can't beat these little VW's.
Pros: Favorite feature is interior comfort
Cons: Lack of color selection because the Dealer has trouble keeping this car in stock
Advice: Buy it.The most fun car I have ever driven. It's a heavy car and that feels very good. It's easy to drive. It has good acceleration, plenty of safety features, made out of quality materials for a car in this price range. It's still new to me so I can't comment on long term reliability.