1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet User Reviews

1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"seat" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet reviews.

Natalia writes:
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Strong car (unless you get hit from the front and bend the 'shock absorbers' frame ie: unibody)

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The seating (and shifting) isn't the most comfortable, but that may just be me because i like the feel of a sporty car.

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87 Vw Cabriolet — So solid. Everything on this car was mint and tight. Good on gas. Handled amazingly. Nothing beats leaving work, popping the top down and hitting the highway for some all natural air conditioning :D I bought this car off a dealer my Dad knows and it was a one owner! The roof was 'triple layer' and was just as warm inside as a regular car. If you ever get a Cabriolet, look for this type of top!

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87Baby writes:
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Very dependable! I have never loved another car! Most fun, comfortable, (cute) quiet, sturdy, economic, classy. Very few problems the first 20 years.

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Some problems with locks. Heater knobs pull off. That's nit-picking!

87Baby
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Perfect — It fit me perfectly and was fun to drive. For work, it was extremely dependable every day with 100 mile commutes. The motor purred. I always felt safe and in control, as it handled well. Still gets looks everywhere it goes! I found it to be a very unique car-my lifetime car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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oceola46 writes:
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Can't beat the milage and the handling.

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Top leaks at the front corners, does not like cold wet weather.

oceola46
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Fast, Fun And Economical — 31 mpg overall, quick and nimble, cruises at 75 - 80 on the freeway. Fun for weekend road trips.

Owner for 5 years, 11 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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centaur8551 writes:
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5

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A blast to drive, Quick and nimble, turns heads (everybody knows someone who had one)

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Back seat is for storage or pets, has a little quirky shifting for manual tranny but once you learn its not bad

centaur8551
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Fantastic Car — I have had the car for three years now and it has been the best investment I've made in a long time. Very dependable and fun to drive, great gas mileage and a real head turner! This auto is a keeper.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Zach writes:
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4

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fast little car

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No point for the rear seats

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Awesome First Car — great on gas also fun little car for the weekends says it can seat 4 but i reconmend 2 rear seats good for storage and for a cabriolet it had a great sized boot. The only down side was the age of the car there were some obvious repairs that had to be done

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rtpvwcabrio87 writes:
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Fun to drive, solid engineering.

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Performance parts quite pricey if available.

rtpvwcabrio87
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1987 Vw Cabriolet — Very durable car that i would like to keep forever. With 300K miles on it still runs strong, solid body and suspension, 25-30 mpg. A true classic car in the making just like the iconic VW Beetle. An outstanding testament to German engineering.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kaylee writes:
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everything

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none

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Mk1 Golf Cabri 1.8 Gti — mk1 1.8 gti, possibly the worlds best car ever, karmann edition, absolutely gorgeous!! handles well, no faults with car at all. was cheap 2 buy due 2 no T/T but you wont find one very cheap. couple of thousand is about right. V fun car! love it loads!!!!! i would reccommend this car to anyone who likes classic cars. its not for the faint hearted or shy, as u will be getting a lot of looks, and the ride is a little bumpy. but put up and shut up, because u only need 2 look at the car and it will all be ok!!

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cemccabe writes:
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I love this car! Looks get 5stars all the way! for the age of the car I get really good gas mileage (23 around town); handles great; feel safe and in control driving; bonus: its a fun car to drive

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Leaky seal where windows and top meet; cant find a repair shop anywhere near me who will even look at any problems I have, they all say they dont want anywhere near a old vw that it is too much of a problem car and good luck finding a mechanic (thanks...really encouraging); slow acceleration

cemccabe
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Love The Car Too Much — Even though I have problems with the car, that at times are very frustrating; I love this car too much overall to get rid of it. Problems: Leaky seal where windows and top meet; cant find a repair shop anywhere near me who will even look at any problems I have, they all say they dont want anywhere near a old vw that it is too much of a problem car and good luck finding a mechanic (thanks...really encouraging); slow acceleration Favorite Parts: Looks get 5stars all the way! for the age of the car I get really good gas mileage (23 around town); handles great; feel safe and in control driving; bonus: its a fun car to drive I would recommend this car to a friend as a weekend or going to the beach car (I live at the beach so it would be a short trip). But for an everyday car or for use on long trips, I would not recommend this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pjetar writes:
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very good quality build

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uncomfortble, bad sound isolation

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Very Good — good acceleration, not so good brakes, handling could be better, roof rattles in bad quality roads... does not need too much money to maintenance because its an old car and it parts is very cheap! I run it on TNG so I get great mileage, dont known how many exactly. great fun on summer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Marc writes:
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Fun, Fun, Fun

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Roof leaked and repair costs on the flex pipe exhaust

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My Seventh Car — My first convertible car. This was a ton of fun in the sun. Fun to drive and fun to put the top down. Repairs on it were a little expensive with the flex pipe exhaust and problems with the cruise control. The roof did leak on the drivers seat that nothing really prevented during heavy rain.

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