1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Review from North America

1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Gas

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership1987
Engine and transmission Gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Previous carFord Mustang


Cute, but dangerously unreliable


Burned valves

Head gasket

CV joints (several)

Ignition problems.

General Comments:

Fun to drive and convenient features (rear seat popped out in 5 seconds with no tools, making it a mini-minivan), this little car was the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned. Car wouldn't run right long enough to get fuel mileage figures. I've had Corvairs that were more reliable. It quit running on the interstate in the rain one time when my father was driving it and he was hit by an 18-wheeler. He survived, fortunately, but the car was scrap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th July, 2006

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review