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Volkswagen Rabbit, Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
#348 of 832 Re: rabbit resale value [steven39]
Nov 03, 2006 (11:36 am)
I have an old Kiplinger magazine from 2000 that has a table of information on all the vehicles on the market at that time. One item in the table is resale value at 2 years and 4 years. For the Golf they give 59% and 46%, for the Civic they give 56% and 45%.
I don't know how accurate their figures are, or if they would have different numbers today, but those numbers actually indicate a slightly better resale value for the VW.
Nov 03, 2006 (12:51 pm)
not judging by any acutal numbers i have seen for either cars, but you could check kelly blue book and get an estimate. Hondas are wonderful as far as resale value goes, proabably the best and that is no exaggeration. But volkswagens are not to shabby either, not horrible but just not amazing. If the current generation rabbit sells well, ends up being more reliable than the previous generation and more or less problem free, that should help it's resale value. It may not be exactly as good as the civics, but still ok.
#350 of 832 new rabbit owner
Nov 04, 2006 (8:05 pm)
Just purchased new 07 Rabbit today, in silver. 2 door version. Got it for 18,750, final price. Apparently I underpaid ~1g, yay me. Even got the man to throw in the rabbit floor mats.
Has the largest displacement engine under 20k except for the Se-R and Spec V Sentra (which it ties with) at 2.5 IIRC. Power delivery kinda sluggish under 2500 rpm, once there though, delivers smiles. Haven't REALLY driven it yet though.
Can't say much about reliability yet.
Very happy with purchase. Can't wait till the 17" Racing Harts C2s and H&R cup kit come in.
#351 of 832 Re: new rabbit owner [brucewain]
Nov 06, 2006 (9:10 am)
did you get many options on it? My 2 door has the tiptronic automatic tranny and the 16 alloy/wheel package and it stickered for 17500. Yours sounds a bit high...
#352 of 832 07 rabbit tranny fluid
Nov 08, 2006 (10:36 am)
i have a 07 rabbit 4dr that i recently purchased a few weeks ago.i can't seem to find the transmision fluid dipstick under the hood.i know the car is new,but i would like to know where it is located for future reference.
#353 of 832 Re: 07 rabbit tranny fluid [steven39]
Nov 08, 2006 (11:58 am)
There is no automatic transmission fluid dipstick. It is a sealed system with a synthetic "lifetime" fluid.
There also is no power steering fluid, just in case you were going to look for that next .
#354 of 832 Re: rabbit resale value [jeffyscott]
Nov 09, 2006 (8:24 pm)
RE: "One item in the table is resale value at 2 years and 4 years. For the Golf they give 59% and 46%, for the Civic they give 56% and 45%."
This might be a bit misleading, if they are including TDIs in the Golf mix. TDIs have a much better resale value than the gas-engine models. Just comparing Golfs, the TDI option was about $1000 more, but after a few years the used ones were selling for $3000 more or higher than the gas-engine models.
#355 of 832 Re: rabbit resale value [jbaustian]
Nov 10, 2006 (8:54 am)
They have separate entry for each trim level. The figures were for the Golf GLS, which was the only trim level that they listed. For Jetta they had TDIs listed, but predicted depreciation was not any different than for the gas models.
This is very old data, from 2000. Reality did not match the predictions.
It says the data was provided by "automotive lease guide". Also I did not notice before that it says the percentages are based on suggested retail price. Probably would not have posted this info had I caught that before. The table has a "target price" listed...representing what you would expect to actually pay, I had been assuming the figures were based off of that.
Edmunds predicted depreciation data is probably better since they base it off of their TMV.
#356 of 832 rabbit resale values
Nov 10, 2006 (9:16 am)
most vw's tend to hold their value pretty well with the jetta and passats ranking up there pretty well.however,i don't think that their resale values are as good as honda's or toyota's.toyota's and honda's are pretty much all alone by themselves at the top of the resale value heap.
#357 of 832 rabbit 5 spd. manual
Nov 10, 2006 (8:49 pm)
Hello rabbit owners with manual transmission. What is the engine's revs at 80 mph? I drove auto and it's just over 2000 rpm. and a car is pretty quiet at this speed.