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The Rabbit is the 2019 VW Golf GTI to get

This is one of the best cars you can buy for under $30,000.

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The Volkswagen GTI is one of our favorite hot hatches, and that's even more apparent with this new Rabbit Edition model.

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The Rabbit Edition gets model-specific, 18-inch, gloss-black wheels.

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LED headlights and black mirror caps are also part of the Rabbit Edition package.

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The GTI is still powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine.

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For 2019, the GTI now makes 228 horsepower -- 8 more than before.

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Torque output is unchanged at 258 pound-feet.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but new for 2019 is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic, with stop/start tech.

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The Rabbit Edition builds off the base GTI S trim.

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The GTI Rabbit Edition just slides in under $30,000, at $29,790, including $895 for destination. 

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit Edition.

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