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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 194 Ratings for the 2006 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

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."

1 person out of 2 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."

My 4th European car, great value,looks, utility

By on Saturday, February 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Built quality, reliability, exclusivity, utility"

Cons: "I cannot find any for 7 years of ownership"

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

"Great car for the money. I have owned other VW/Audi/Skoda automobiles. Great build quality and attention to build quality. Unified parts with VW/Audi, great torque from this 5 cylinder engine. No technical issues with it. Balance between sportiness and comfort. I took good care of it and it shows. What other cars can you find that windshield wipers don't obscure view? Is it only VW/Audi? Hatchback utility is unrivaled. Drop the seats and fit in a mountain bike. I have changed manual transmission fluid but shouldn't have. When they say lifetime, it's lifetime. Japanese manual transmission - greatness. Clutch shows no sign of wear at 85000 miles."

Good little car

By on Monday, November 11, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Handling, appearance, equipt all worked"

Cons: "seats uncomfortable long drives, shift issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Ran over 100K miles without many defects(rear wheel bearings had to be replaced: very expensive) frequently would stall pulling away in first:this was a clutch linkage/motor issue. Nippy car to drive, handled very well."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Unresolved problemst

By on Friday, November 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

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

"Hot air is expelled from under the compartment. Dealership service dept said this is normal, nothing is wrong with it.??? Inside lining is coming off at the ceiling. Alternator belt and idle pulley broke. Battery went dead for no apparent reason. A woman called to ask if I would buy another VW. I told her the problems, she promised someone would call and clarify, nobody did."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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