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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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Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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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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