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#20 of 29 My 08 Rabbit
Jul 17, 2007 (1:04 am)
Hey guys (I'm a calgary teenager), I just ordered my 08 2 door Rabbit (white loaded) and the guy who sold it to me informed me that the revs will increase into the 6000s. I test drove the 07 and that was awesome however the guy told me it would be substantially better with the extra 20 hp. Has anyone driven it yet, I'm interested in what I have to look forward too. Mine will be here on August 13th
#21 of 29 Re: My 08 Rabbit [08rabbit]
Jul 17, 2007 (6:12 am)
congrats on your purchase man! i don't think that anyone has driven an 08 yet, as i do not belive they are on dealer lots. the redline is going up to 6300 from 5800, so bascially you are going to get better top end power, instead of a car that is great around town and just ok on the freeway.
#22 of 29 second rabbit
Aug 27, 2007 (1:11 pm)
i have owned rabbit 2007 and going to pick up rabbit 2008 tomorrow, personnaly i dont really feel the diffrence, except that its faster to accelerate from 0-100, nothing else changed, the form factors are quite the same too... i didnt compare them side by side yet lol....
#23 of 29 Re: second rabbit [miracle0]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:41 am)
why do you have 2 rabbits?
#24 of 29 Re: second rabbit [eldaino]
Aug 28, 2007 (2:24 pm)
In a couple of days they'll have maybe 4-5 Rabbits.
#25 of 29 Re: second rabbit [backy]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Heh... I felt that one coming
#26 of 29 '08 Rabbit is Awesome
Sep 06, 2007 (8:12 pm)
I have s 2008 Rabbit S 2 door with the 170 hp...it is awesome!!! I had actually gone in to buy an '07 but the dealership only had one left (at it was priced very close to the GTI price with all the extras they piled into it). I bought the first 2008 and only 2008 they had on the lot. I can't comment on the difference between the feel of this car against the 2007 but let me say it is impressive. So far gas mileage is better than I thought (I just filled up my first tank and I got 353 miles to the tank which is about 25 mpg). However, I have been driving the crap out of it averaging about 85 on the freeway so I'm sure if I slowed down it would be better. Oh yeah, it redlines at 6300...It feels much more expensive than it really is.
#27 of 29 Re: '08 Rabbit is Awesome [lilwoman84]
Sep 07, 2007 (6:45 am)
i used to get around 320-434 to a tank regularly, the best i ever did was about 370 on a long highway cruise.
If you fill up with the normal 13 gallons, going that far should yield about 27 mpg, not 25.
#28 of 29 Differences between 2007 and 2008 2.5L rabbits
Oct 06, 2009 (4:09 pm)
Bought a 2009 rabbit in June, 2009. Will some one please summarize the difference between the 2007 (150 hp) and 2008/09/10 (170 hp) engines. And, are there any after market performance parts for the 2009 rabbit. If so, how much additional hp do they add? Thanks,
#29 of 29 Re: Differences between 2007 and 2008 2.5L rabbits [sactoskier]
Oct 07, 2009 (9:41 am)
I'll just point out that the HP difference is accounted for by the higher rpm. The original engine design had 150 hp at 5000 rpm, thus torque at 5000 rpm is about 158 ft-lbs. The newer design has 170 hp at 5700 rpm, which means 157 ft-lbs torque at that rpm.
Meanwhile note that the original design had peak torque of 170 ft-lbs at only 3750 rpm. The newer design has a bit higher peak torque (177), but it also occurs at a bit higher rpm.