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The sturdy second car - VW Rabbit Coupe
Year: 2008
Sells for: $17,325
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg/29 mpg
Engine: 170-hp 2.5-liter DOHC I5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Seats: Five

The Rabbit, which was called the Golf for a while, has been rechristened as its '70s self. It's proof that compact can be comfortable - five passengers fit fine - yet it gets the mileage you'd hope for from a car half as much fun to drive.

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Last updated August 12 2008: 4:49 PM ET
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