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2006 Volkswagen Rabbit

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 197 Ratings for the 2006 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

A great and reliable vehichle

By on Friday, August 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Cons: "The seats could use improvements"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It has been a joy owning this vehichle. Very little maintence and drives like a go cart with get up."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun to drive, moves right along...

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "CPO = good value/price, yup, picks up and moves"

Cons: "german overengineering"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"first time German car owner when you need a key made, chu ching ... spacious backseat, plenty front leg room Yup, moves right along and then some. don't want the issues that come with turbo's, not yet anyway."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Second Rabbit- Just as great

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid, substantial interior, fast, reliable"

Cons: "Heating/AC quality"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my first Rabbit when they first came out. Have had my 2008 for 6 years. It's solid..feels like you're driving a bigger vehicle. Lot's of interior room. I'm tall but don't feel hemmed in and lots of passenger room and/or storage area when you put the back seats down. I've had no major repairs needed or done. I had the heating/AC looked at when the car was in for the last service because it was taking forever to heat up. They "fixed" it but it didn't last and now summer is here and I have no AC. Other than that, no issues. It started on days that were -30 C- never once did it not start. It goes like snot, handles well. Great little car."

love this car

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "all good"

Cons: "always needs bulbs.. turn signal, brake"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"the only problem i have with this car, is it seems as if i am always replacing blinker bulbs, brake light bulbs.. its always bulbs, bulbs, bulbs.. but it is still a wonderful car."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great car except for unresolved engine light issue

By on Saturday, March 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "See narritive"

Cons: "Engine light issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"The good- Excellent fit and finish. Paint outstanding. Interior lacks an armrest. Good rear legroom and trunk(hatch) space. Lots of airbags. Engine has more than adequate power. Transmission logic a bit strange at lower (in town) speeds. Fuel economy less than most competitors. The bad- engine light came on (evap small leak) 3 months ago and after 5 repeated trips to the dealer the issue is still unresolved. Both the dealer and VW have been excellent and fair in attempting to repair the car but the light keeps coming back on about every 3-4 weeks with the same code."

Fun awesome little car !

By on Monday, February 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good gas mileage, fast, spasious for a compact"

Cons: "exspensive parts, big blind spots"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love this car! It is surprisingly roomy, I drove my 6'4" dad around and he had plenty of leg room. I have used this car to move multi times and it fits everything. This car is very fast and fun to drive, it handles Michigan's winters like a pro (have the heated seats and heated mirrors). Now the bad parts, I never noticed this till my bf brought it up but the blind spots on this car are huge but the front windshield is great, since I'm short the big window helps me see everything in front of me. Oil changes and fixing this car obviously cost a lot because of the foreign parts, it took me awhile to find a mechanic that wasn't part of vw store. Common problems are the locks on the handles fail( you will know its starting because it will just constantly lock and unlock all by itself), the computer for the fan on the radiator is known to have issues.Mind you these are just commonly known problems other people have had with their rabbits, my car has not had anything major go wrong with it, other than oil changes and brakes, my check engine light did come on for the radiator fan but nothing was wrong with it. And I'm not sure if this is an issue with vws or not but my clear coat started pealing off before I even put 40,000 miles on it. And the tire sensors are pretty sensitive to the temp outside too."

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