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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
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Based on 9 reviews
A change in nomenclature was the most obvious change for the 1998 Volkswagen Cabio, with the base model being redubbed the GL and the previous-year's Highline model taking on the GLS designation. Both versions were powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine that generated 115 hp. It was linked to a standard five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.
The other big news was the addition of a powered convertible cloth top for the GLS trim package, while the base model GL retained the manually operated top. Both tops had a rear glass window with defogger, which helped improve visibility out the rear.
As far as standard features were concerned, they were limited on the GL. In keeping with the carmaker's goal to hold the base model's cost down, the GL came with relatively few amenities, which included power doorlocks, a AM/FM/cassette stereo system, and front airbags for the driver and passenger (side airbags were a new option for 1998). The GLS added a wide range of features, including anti-lock brakes, power windows, power door locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, alloy wheels, fog lights, and leather seats.
Although drivers were still impressed with the Cabio's economy, roominess, and handling, some have noted quality issues with specific parts, such as the car's electrical elements, some of which had to be replaced.
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Volkswagen Cabrio Questions
98 Cabrio 5 Speed, When I Take Off In 1st It Feels Like It's In 3rd, Same W...
Was running fine, then yesterday when trying to go, I put it in 1st(like I always do),but it felt like I was trying to take off in 3rd instead. Once it got going it didn't feel like it needed to be ...
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Codes p1582 and po134 and po135 came up? O2sesor-staying shirt circuit and p1582 stated fuel pressure/intake system/air -fuel ratio? The car runs fine, but fan anybody offer advise? Or, point ne in ...
Why Won't My Vw Cabrio Start
It's a manual 2.0, daily driver. I drove it around town, to work and back home and all of a sudden will not crank or click. The battery has power, lights radio etc.. I tried to jump it and nothin...