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#14 of 29 Re: 2007 Rabbit - Sold out - 2008 Rabbit - 170HP engine [bakedziti]
Mar 22, 2007 (8:20 am)
yeah, i actually hopped (no pun intended ) on vw vortex last night and found out that it is going to be an ecu upgraged and a re-worked intake manifold that the dealer can do, for an extra charge ofcourse.
I wouldn't mind a little more top end, its the only performance penalty i see in the rabbit. Low end torque pretty much owns everything else in its class.
I'd love the center console option! Sounds like much better packaging.
Mar 31, 2007 (12:15 am)
Hey, anyone in BC, Canada...
come down to the SF bay area... there are literally hundreds of Rabbits in stock within a 50 mile radius!
Maybe they arn't sending enough to you guys up there!
check stock here.
#16 of 29 Whats the 2008 Engines Redline?
Jul 06, 2007 (5:17 pm)
My company is taking away all the company cars and giving a car allowance to buy new cars for us people who drive a lot... A 2dr/mt Rabbit would fit nicely into my car allowance with some bucks left over too.
My question is regarding the 2008 engine: does anyone have "real" info on it? Is the redline going to be increased past 6000rpm's?
I also own a car that redlines around 6500 with an mt tranny, and I can tell you that I wish I could move the rpm cutoff a couple of hundred ticks higher.... I think I could live with the Rabbit as a company vehicle, but I don't want to be dogged by a low RPM engine.
Is there any info out there on the 2008 Rabbit? Whats the 2dr "S" version?
I used to own a Honda Civic and let me tell you that the new 2006 Civic's with their platry torque numbers are a pain in the 'you know what' to drive in city traffic becuase you have to rev the crap out of them from every stop light just to keep up with big and slow SUV's. So low end I'm not concerned with the Rabbit, but I'm wondering about the top end......
#17 of 29 Anyone getting any leverage on '07's?
Jul 06, 2007 (10:00 pm)
My local VW dealer has a couple of '08's and like 30+ '07's. Anyone getting any discounts on the '07's?
#18 of 29 Re: Anyone getting any leverage on '07's? [duncan36]
Jul 07, 2007 (12:22 am)
Has anyone driven the 08s???? Impressions? Details?
#19 of 29 Re: Anyone getting any leverage on '07's? [1000hours]
Jul 09, 2007 (11:04 am)
i didn't realize that you could even drive them yet, as none of the dealers near me have them yet.
redline goes up from 5800 to 6300 and the 's' will just be a trim level, probably the more comprehensive one. (the engine output for all rabbits should be the same regardless of trim level.)
#20 of 29 My 08 Rabbit
Jul 17, 2007 (2:04 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 (7:12 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 (2:11 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 (8:41 am)
why do you have 2 rabbits?