1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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2 Dr GL Convertible
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Small But Sexy by Steve
 — Been a good car over 120,000 miles on clock bought it at 40,000 gearbox been rebuilt after i bought it, and starter motor replaced but thats all.All it really needs to finish it off are a new set of a... Read More
Love It Love It Love It by luvsen55
 — This is a fun car. It has a smooth drive and is great on gas mileage. I live in a warm weather state and love having the automatic convertible year round. Read More
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 — Awesome! I love my car, it's taken me alot of places and never lets me down. Read More

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio

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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Vw Cabrio The Power Windows Can Still Be Used After The Car Is Off And The ...

Just got this As ive loved these since I was 16. The power windiws are stumping me but more importantly is the starting issue. Its a 1998. Im trying to get it to start. Replaced plugs wires dist r...

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Disconnect An Alarm On A 98 Cabrio

Every time i try to start my 98 vw cabrio the alarm sounds. How do i disconnect it?

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Bypassed My Alarm But No My Drivers Side Window, Power Mirrors And Pulse Wi...

I have bypassed my alarm and now I cannot do drivers side window and passenger window down using the switches on the drivers door. I cannot get my seatbelt noice to go off unless I put my seatbelt in ...

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Vw Cabrio Parts Compatibility

My car was in a rollover and I need the following parts: Driver and passenger windows, Passenger fender, and driverside mirror. There are 0 cabrios around me, are there any other makes that will ...

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Chris Hoppe
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I Lost The Keys To My 98 Vw Cabrio, How Do I Bypass The System

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