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Volkswagen Rabbit, Car Buying, Hatchback
#126 of 135 Re: Just bought.... [hipptyhop]
Jan 12, 2010 (8:02 am)
hipptyhop, does yours not have sunroof or 17"s? I did find the iPod jack btw, so it has that too. Although that's a lousy place to put it . I too use an iPhone and my daughter (this will be her car- she's 19) uses an 80gb iPod so it may not fit (too fat). Did they replace just the little connector, or anything else? The iPhone would work I suppose but I don't think you can close the armrest cover with it in place.
The triptronic is nice and fun, good short and easy throws. I drive a G35 with a similar feature and never use it as the throws are kinda long, gets irksome. Butnot used to using a stick, I don't think she would use it anyway.
I did a search for used Rabbits, 2009 only, on the autotrader site and came up with 150 listings nationwide. But pretty much over the $17K mark, some close to $20k.
#127 of 135 Re: Just bought.... [kacki]
Jan 12, 2010 (10:20 am)
No, ours does not have a sunroof and to be honest I don't know the size of the tires but, I think they are 16 inch. Our iPods/iPhones fit fine in the armrest and the armrest closes all of the way with them in there they just did not work with the connector so VW only replaced the connector and it works great now.
I doubt my son will use the triptronic either but, my husband thinks it is a fun feature!!
I think we both got a good deal!!
#128 of 135 2007 Rabbit Certified Pre Loved
Jan 30, 2010 (6:10 am)
What a great way to go and a great value on a used car.
I just picked this car up yesterday from Boardwalk Volkswagen in Richardson, TX. This was the most pleasant experience I have ever had in buying a car (and I have bought MANY in my time)
So its a silver 2007 Rabbit 2 dr 27k miles with 16" alloys, center console, Gorilla Mats all the way around (including trunk mat) and an after market navigation for $10,900! Plus I got 2.9% financing on top of that!
If you are in the market for a used VW (mine really looks new) then you owe it to yourself to check out Boardwalk Volkswagen. They are top notch people.
#129 of 135 Re: 2007 Rabbit Certified Pre Loved [dal1222]
Jan 30, 2010 (10:13 am)
Wow, great deal! I bought a 2007 Rabbit 2-door last April but it had 34k miles on it and steel wheels, and I paid $11k for it and thought I got a great deal. Mine was VW Certified with the 6-year, 74k mile warranty. Is yours VW Certified? That was the main reason I got that particular car, as I wouldn't have to worry about major bills for several years.
#130 of 135 What's a good price for an '07 or '08 Rabbit?
Jan 06, 2011 (6:59 pm)
I am thinking of buying a used '07 or '08 Rabbit - I live in Western New York near Buffalo.
1. What's a good or fair price range if purchased from a VW Dealer?
2. Are the maintenence costs higher for VW's than for other cars?
#131 of 135 What's a good price to pay for an '07 or '08 Rabbit?
Jan 06, 2011 (7:01 pm)
I live near Buffalo New York - what's a good or fair price for an '07 or '08 Rabbit?
I've seen some dealers offering them for 14-15K
#132 of 135 Re: What's a good price to pay for an '07 or '08 Rabbit? [lowtidelou]
Jul 26, 2011 (10:52 am)
well lowtide i just bought the 4dr. 2008 rabbit...paid a little too much $16,700. it does have the 17 inch wheels and moon roof and auto/manual shift option..and 28k miles on it...but so far am happy . handles and drives great...will update every now and then..oh also did get warranty upto 60k miles i also live in the buffalo area...i want to see how it handles winters..im hoping it does well..as i said will update ...fahrvergnugen!!!
#133 of 135 do you all think this is fair price?
Aug 23, 2011 (7:15 pm)
I recently bought an 08 rabbit with 37000mi, 2 door, stick shift. Seemed to drive well. Looked clean, couple of scratches, but should be touch-up-able. Certified used with 3 more years of warranty.
"The Deal" was $11300 and I paid $12600 once tax title and their fees were added in. Do you guys think I got ripped off?
Would appreciate any words of comfort/advice! Thanks!
#134 of 135 Re: do you all think this is fair price? [bananapeal]
Aug 23, 2011 (8:21 pm)
well im not keen on 2drs...i like 4 doors easier for passengers..to answer your question i think you could have gotten a better price cause of it being 2-doors and standard rather than automatic....but its a good price being that you got the 3yr. warranty...enjoy!!!
#135 of 135 Re: do you all think this is fair price? [poddypooper]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Thanks for your reply Poddypooper, I'm feeling a little better about it now that I have it in the driveway and can drive it, instead of at the dealer. I was immensely surprised to see that it's only 100lbs lighter than the 4 door model. Thought I was buying a smaller car. But hey, still drives great. Kinda looking forward to winter to try the heated seats!