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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Overview
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Based on 13 reviews
Perhaps as a gesture of peace between the Germans and the French, Volkswagen got rid of the English-language Rabbit convertible and renamed it the French-tinged Cabriolet. Based on a Rabbit frame, the 2-door 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet was perky, friendly, and nimble like its prior animal namesake, but the new name conferred a more stylish and sophisticated image.
But really, there aren't many bells and whistles here and no changes from 1986. The 1987 Cabriolet ran on a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine, and could reach a whopping 90-horsepower. No, not breaking any records, but the handling and steering were precision German-made and so the Cabriolet was zippy and fun. Cloth bucket seats and an AM/FM since the 1987 Cabriolet was meant for cruising with friends, who needs anything but good tunes and decent seats for that? A 5-speed manual was standard, giving you abotu 23/25 mpg. An optional 3-speed auto tran was available, but not nearly as much fun in a convertible.
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Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions
Are There 2 Fuel Pumps On A 87 Cabroilet?
My daughter has a 87 VW Cabroilet and it won't start. Started cutting out while driving and now won't start. Replaced the fuel filter so now I am replacing the inline fuel pump . need to kn...
Should I Buy A 1987 Vw Cabriolet? How Good/ Reliant Are They? Also Rabbits....
I DO want one, they're awesome- looking cars, ive become smitten with the entire VW old school lineup, from old hippie vans to droolworthy Rabbits, to Siricos, I pretty much have talked myself into w...
Are The 1987 And The 1989 Convertible Tops Compatible For The Volkswagen Ca...
have a 1987 and a 1989 volswagen cabriolet convertible and would like to know if I can take the top off the 89 and put it on the 87
1987 Vw Cabriolet Will Not Accelerate Idles Fine
Where Can I Find Fender Flairs For A 87 Cabriolet
I have a crunched pass. side fender flair that is replaceable., but I cant find any. Can anyone help me?