Volkswagen's Rabbit pickup was a truck before its time

Sure, it was small and used front-wheel drive, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't get a comeback.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Sure, the Rabbit was a weird little front-wheel-drive pickup.

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And sure, it wasn't built anywhere near Germany.

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It had a wheezy little diesel engine, too.

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But as a modern design, the VW Rabbit pickup -- aka Caddy -- would make a lot of sense.

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Its small size, friendly handling dynamics, efficient powertrain and quirky style would make it a great truck for urban millennials.

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Sometimes you need to haul a sheet of plywood for an art installation, or maybe your friend's vintage Vespa breaks down -- what could be better than this?

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It's not exactly "F-150 beware!" but I'd love a modern version of the Caddy.

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