R&T was rightfully smitten with the new VW Rabbit (VW Golf Mk1). It won their comparison of Nine Small Economy Cars, as well as other accolades. So it was time to give the bunny a long term test. This was typically 24,000 miles, but because the new Rabbit suffered a number of maladies, the test was eventually extended to 36,000 miles, to redeem itself. It didn’t, so then it was extended again to 48,000 miles. We’ll share those with you once we work through the 1976 issues stacked up here. In the meantime, here’s the choppy maiden voyage.