Anyone with a 07 Rabbit?

Just curious about real reviews. Looked at one yesterday. Quite impressed. Must go back when the 7 year old is not with. Gotta take
one for a drive. Looking for a replacement for 94 Jetta 2.0.
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A friend has the '06 Rabbit and loves it. He is planning on buying one for his college bound daughter (next fall), so I take that as high marks.
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rico snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Rico) wrote in wrote:

I was pretty disappointed at first, reading up on it and being critical of it's weight and relatively poor gas mileage. THEN, I drove one. I was very impressed. Great interior, awesome auto tranny. rode great, quiet. Based on price, I have trouble catagorizing it, but it definitely doesnt compete with other 'small cars' like the civic, corolla, cobalt, etc. It's much more luxurious. I haven't bought one yet, but am planning on it by the end of the year. JP
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I too am disappointed with the gas mileage numbers. A friend has an 06 and says he is getting about 24 mpg overall. I get 20 in my Eurovan!
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I saw a few complaints about the gas mileage at Edmunds.com, although they were impressed with the performance. I don't know the reason for the mileage. Maybe the car is a little heavy, it is about 3,000 pounds. Maybe the 5 cylinder isn't terribly fuel efficient either. I have a 12 year old Jetta with about 130K miles and 2.0L/manual that gets 25-26 mixed and 32 the last time I check it on the highway. I'd be willing to give up a couple of MPG if the car was more spirited in daily driving.
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That has always been the trade off with VW's. They are geared for more fun than MPG. It just puts VW in an odd spot right now...without TDI's in many states (like mine...damn it) they have little to offer if someone is shopping primarily for a fuel efficient car.
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02 Jetta Wagon 01 Eurovan MV 91 Jetta 1.6 Diesel 86 Jetta 79 Rabbit 1.5 Diesel (semi-retired for now) Schwinn Continental 10 Speed Radio Flyer Pedal Car (my daughter made me add this) <-- keep this when she out grows it, may increase in value faster then most cars. Ones from when I was a child that are in decent shape fetch some shocking prices.
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