1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet User Reviews

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 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:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
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Shannon writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Classic Review
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average of 35 mpg

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a blazing 98 hp

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Cabriolet — Great gas mileage but only 98 hp. Build quality is alright but when running over rough roads the car feels like its going to break into pieces. very loud interior. relatively quick for something with little power. The car is pretty good for short drives around town but not real reliable on long trips.

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courtneybriton writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base Review
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5

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Everything. Honestly the best car I have ever owned.

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It was only hard to find stuff if you didn't know where to look. Yes it took a long time to research each part, but afterwards you knew exactly where to find it.

courtneybriton
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I Absolutely Loved It. — I had my cabby completely restored, by me, as a first time project. When it was finished it got about 40mpg on the freeway and close to 30 city. You got a classic looking car with a newer car driving experience. It felt like a go-cart and was easy and fun to drive. It always started for me and was incredibly reliable especially for being 20 years old. Professionals will charge a lot to have work done (like replacing the top) but I am a 20 year old woman and was able to do it myself for just a little over $200. It was just so easy to learn and to love. The car handled well, it felt like it just wanted to drive. Everywhere I went I was loaded with compliments, stares, smiles, and peoples reminiscing. That was probably my favorite, that people just loved it. It honestly was a perfect car and I wish I could have kept it forever. note: It is very small and mine DID have an airbag, but it wouldn't have worked I am sure. Don't drive it if you are scared of dying I guess. I was always careful, but I know that 1993 safety was very different from car safety today. Also, whenever you needed to load anything up, you just threw the top down and threw it in! I moved twice without a rental truck :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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paulie71 writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base Review
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fun to drive, simple in design

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age can make parts harder to source, especially cabriolet roof ones

paulie71
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Great Second Car And Fun Weekend Driver In Summer — I have owned mine 93 cab for over 3 years (bought in 2006). They are a great car to run around and have plenty of power what is a 1970's engine. Handling is improved considerably when good tyres are on all four corners. Build quality is pure Volkswagen. I have replaced bits but after 16 years that is to be expected. Paint is in great shape and no rust as the wax treatment was standard. Trick is to buy OEM parts where possible instead of genuine as VW are skilled at high part prices. Replaced the outer roof with original one lasting 14 years before some minor waer and holes were evident. Cost all up was AUD 1200. Classic Mk1 design make it timeless, with many a positive comment and head turn as I drive past. Cost of ownership is augmented by great fule economy and the car's lack of additional bits that fail in newer cars. The car is a hoot drive with the top down. Plenty of acceleration and the car is excellent for a warm Australian summer's day road trip in the hills.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kick'em writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Classic Review
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its small

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its slow

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Sell It For A 240sx — handles better than a ford, good for driving A to B. NOT a chick magnet, electronics trouble, trunk is too small. low on horsepowe. sensitive steeing and has capabilitie to be a fun car to drive, but as it sits, it isnt. great gas mileage

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shannon161 writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Classic Review
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It makes you feel happy.

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If you roll it, its all over.

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Blue Looks Good On This Car. — Drives like a rollerskate with understeer, that's what makes this gets exciting on the twisty bits. Great fuel economy, 550kms on one 50 litre tank. I got it running on E10 but it moves more swiftly indeed on premium unleaded.

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

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Luke writes:
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Classic Review
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convertable top

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lots of maitenance

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Good Fixer Upper — It has to many problems with the engine. It is just a good starter car. The car is fun to drive with the top down. Cheap for its kind. Solid car for getting from point A to point B. The best part of it is the convertable top so that is one of the only good things about it.

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jelsings writes:
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5

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good handling, easy to get around in

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electrical and fuel problems

jelsings
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The Car Is Fun Fun Fun — The car is very fun to drive, though it needed alot of work when we got it, still we think it is worth it though!

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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1988 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

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