2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2.5 liter gas from North America
iPod jack was not working. Dealer fixed it under warranty.
The car is tight in handling, and the fit and finish is outstanding; a real piece of German engineering.
It has so many standard options for a so called econo-car.
Gas mileage could be better, but then again it is a 5 cylinder.
I only paid 15k, and received the balance of the factory warranty, which was 6 months, plus a 24 month dealer warranty. Can't beat that for a 3 1/2 year old car.
Test drove the Mazda 3 sport wagon and the Hyundai Accent. The Mazda was nice, but lots of road noise and a small back seat. Hyundai was quick, and great gas mileage. But after my Rabbit test drive, the performance and the warranty was the deal breaker, even if it does get 5 miles to a gallon less than the Hyundai.
It can fit my family of 4 no problems. Like I said, if you can deal like I did; low price, low mileage, long warranty, it definitively pushes this car to the top of your shopping list.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th February, 2012