1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet User Reviews

1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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Kyle writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base Review
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5

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Fun

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Old

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Great Little Car. Especially For A N00b — The preformance lacks. Low HP, decent torque though. Braking is okay too. Handling is great though. The car is built solid. Unibody frame makes it a great first car to wreck. The only complaint is the leaky top. One of a kind car. Everyone knows my car. The gas mileage is good enough to justify parking in the "Fuel Efficient" parking at Best Buy. Fun car though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KDHoover39 writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Boutique Review
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KDHoover39
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Good German Car. — IF you know German engineering, then you know that Volkswagen is nothing but good old fashioned German fun. Yes it takes a little getting used to the way things work and feel but once you meld with this little convertible the miles are fast and fun. Professor Porsche had a hand in development at VW. and it shows. The car is quick for having only 94 hp. It will accelerate with easy anticipation and is nimble and maneuverable at all speeds. And at 25 to 30 miles per gallon, Fahrvergn├╝gen is the best way to describe it, It's simple driving pleasure. It's not designed for big Americans though. The cabin width is a bit tiny and the leg room isn't really designed for more than two people over 6 feet. (the back seat tends to be a little crowded with the front seats all the way back. Foot peddles are close together like most small euro cars. But for the average sized family (Mom, Dad, two kids) it's a fun and hard working machine. Parts are a bit costly and knowing a competent mechanic is a must. Other than that, regular oil changes and maintenance will provide thousands of miles of carefree enthusiastic fun.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:14,700

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mojonopo writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Review
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4

Pros

really fun car, easy to open and close convertable roof, easy to drive,

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a bit noisy, not a lot of pick up, rough rider, a bit of a musty smell---but heck, it's 22 years old.

mojonopo
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Fun,fun,fun — I bought this as one of the final fifty things on my bucket list....too old for a motorcycle, but this is the next best thing...looking forward to a great driving summer. smile, it's a good world. God Bless

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

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Pettis12 writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Boutique Review
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5

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Handling, compact body design, appearance, spacious trunk for car size, gas mileage, etc.  

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Only thing is manual convertible top in a bit difficult, heavy to pull up once down..

Pettis12
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Great! — Parking in tight spots? You can park this car where no man has parked before! The handling is great. Appearance seems to hold up well after all these years (exterior/interior). Just a very enjoyable car to drive. First when purchased, notifed blind spot when top was up. But with any new car, got use to it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Derek writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base Review
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4

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Simple, Good Looking, Fun, Easy To Work On, Economical

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Automatic Transmission Is Slow

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Great Car But Get A Manual Transmission. — Overall I like it a lot. It gets good mileage, is fun to drive, is easy to work on, looks good, and doesnt have much unnecessary stuff that can break. The engine isnt too powerful, but it doesnt weigh much either, however the 3 speed automatic transmission kills any performance potential this car would have. Get a manual.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lewy writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Boutique Review
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Low Mileage

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Interior needs help.

Lewy
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Great Fun Car For Young Person — Very low mileage, 54000 miles. Never in an accident. Drives easily. Roof leaks slightly. Needs some interior body work. New AM/FM radio and CD player. Car is fun to drive. Has original leather top for convertible. Used mostly to commute to train. Has tow package.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base Review
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4

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its a convertible

Cons

clutch is slipping but will get fixed and run like a rocket.

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My Car — my catylitic converter is rumbling and makes a rattling noise during acceleration, my clutch slips and it whines in reverse. i paid 1500 for the car( a jip i know) and 1700 in repairs. its a convertible that has a little torque to it, looks like a new car now that ive buffed it, going to run strong once i get the clutch in, all in all, i hate car repairs and costs in general, but on the distant bright side, they're alot of fun:)

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Ian writes:
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Leaks

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Golf Clipper — All in all just a real head turner of a car, classic vw golf, lots of mk1 appreciation clubs out there. This has been an all time favourite vehicle of mine through my childhood years, and now i own one.

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Bob writes:
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5

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spares availability, topless and easy to work on

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roof leaks. no boot space

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Everyone Should Have 1... Or 2 :d — Once you replace the nasty original carb with the Webber twin choke (something you have to do if you want to keep it) its just a brilliant driving experience. built to last and 30 years after th Mk1 went on sale it still looks good. its never going to be an everyday car but for sunny summer sundays its perfect

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Mik writes:
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Best Seller Review
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5

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euro style, great all around performance

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when it's raining

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Cabby Styllz — Good balance, awesome handling, pretty quick, love the euro styling and period correct, ie 80's mods. Of course this is modified with a 16v and coiliovers etc. Cheap to buy and maintain if you do the work yourself, lot of fun to drive.

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1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

Whats So Great About Cabriolet's? By Lynell

I loved my VW because it got great gas mileage, it was sporty and small so it hugged the curves in Colorado well and it had great get up and go for a four cylinder. I love German engineering and you ... Read More

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1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

$1,599 By vwcabriolet

This is the most fun I have ever had in a car. The little convertible is small but has tremendous punch and power. Everything in the car works as it was garaged and owned by only one family. The p... Read More

Vee Dub Clipper By Oliver

Great car,looks funky fooking old thou 17yrs,what can you expect, ok on fuel,sounds faster than it actually goes,needs alot of loving,when you fix one thing something else packs up,but parts are so ch... Read More

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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

Cool Little Buggy By Randi

Its a VW, it likes and needs to be tinkered with. So make sure you have a TinkerBell or TinkerBo to tinker with it...Its a classic VW Wolfsburg Edition and is fun to drive, really fast, that is...VW Read More

Sportive And Nice !!! By Aaron

Really great performance for the frontwheeldrive, maybe 2 direct !!! The bumps are a bit stiff and the suspension was maybe 2 hard... also no power streering but I don't mind. It was a great fun car ... Read More

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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

Fun In The Sun By Cabi88

Handles great feel very safe great on highway plenty of power. Best car for the SUMMER WITH FOOD WINTER TIRES SHE GREAT. Only no place to put a drink for a holder. Oh ya don't forget the SUN SCREEN r... Read More

Best First Car By Cito321

I bought this car junior year of highschool and three years later I still love her. She's reliable but with that said there are some minor problems (what can you expect with a 24 year old car.) all my... Read More

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