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Autotrader Find: 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit With 8,300 Miles


Here’s something you might not have expected: a 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit that’s traveled just 8,300 miles from new. It’s almost impossible to find these anymore in any condition, but it’s especially a challenge to find them as nice as this one is, as basically none were preserved.

The Rabbit, of course, is the American name for the Volkswagen Golf, which was sold throughout the 1980s. Some Rabbits were built in the United States, and that includes this one — it was one of the first times a foreign automaker invested in a U.S. factory. Most Rabbits from this era didn’t fare so well long-term — but given the low mileage of this one, it’s no surprise that it carried on for so long.

So just how did the mileage stay so low? Interestingly, the Carfax report seems to note multiple owners, which isn’t what you’d expect, as you’d think a car with mileage like this would be owned by just one low-mileage driver. This Rabbit was sold new in Pennsylvania in 1983, sold again in 1992 at just 6,900 miles, and then apparently sold again in Tennessee in 2006.

If you’re interested in the ultimate Rabbit, this one is for sale at The Autobarn Volkswagen in Countryside, Illinois, near Chicago, where it’s listed for $17,500 — a bargain for the Rabbit enthusiast. Find a Volkswagen Rabbit for sale

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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