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A sign of the times: where the diesel Rabbit was once Volkswagen’s best-selling Pennsylvania-built automobile, the Rabbit GTI now leads the parade. Boring cars are out, entertaining cars are in, and the Volkswagen GTI is probably the most entertaining car ever assembled by American workers. If the GTI were a woman, she’d have an IQ of about 130, play scratch golf, break 25 at skeet with a .410, know how to carve a leg of lamb, never miss a Jay Ward cartoon festival, and have an inexhaustible and playful curiosity about sex. It’s tough to imagine anything that delivers more pure, uncomplicated fun than a Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. The car is eager to please, always ready to roughhouse, perfectly willing to cruise at the redline if that’s what turns you on. It reminds us anew of how much we loved the first Rabbits we drove, and what a great idea for an automobile the Rabbit really is. And wonder of wonders, in this day of cars that cost as much as houses, you can buy one for $8350! It is the modern BMW 2002. Years ago, a former friend wrote an advertising headline for another kind of car that really sums up the GTI. It said, “If this one doesn’t make you want to travel, you must live where all the fun is.”

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 3-door sedan

ENGINE TYPE(S): 4-in-line, iron block and aluminum head, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
Displacement: 109 cu in, 1781cc
Power (SAE net): 90 bhp @ 5500 rpm

Wheelbase: 94.5 in Length: 155.3 in
Curb weight: 2100 lbs