1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 176 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.

Zip:

Trims

2 Dr GL Convertible
Avg. Price: $3,412
2 Dr GLS Convertible
7 national listings

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 870
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 550
#3 Chris Huff
Chris Huff
Reputation 280
View All

Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 9 reviews

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
I Love My Cabrio! by Linda
 — Awesome! I love my car, it's taken me alot of places and never lets me down. Read More

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

Overall User Score

4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.25

Based on 9 reviews

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.

Updated

What's your take on the 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio?

  • Report

People researching a 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible, exterior
Volkswagen Cabrio
29% of the time
Volkswagen Beetle
14% of the time
Honda Civic
5% of the time
Volkswagen Jetta
5% of the time
Cabrio
Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?
CarGurus has 176 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $1,000.
ZIP:

Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

Zafhire
0

I Have Only Had My 98 Vw Cabrio 3 Mths, And Recently Something Is Draining...

Everything was fine for 6 weeks, when i bought the car the fuse panel was almost empty i put fuses in "guessing at the time what the amp would be" but nothing blew and off i went. However i did hav...

20 views with 7 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Angel1503
0

I Just Got A 1998 Vw Cabrio For My Daughter But The Headlights Stay On Once...

12 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Angel1503
0

Why Doesn't The Cigarette Lighter Work If The Fuses Are All Good. On 1998 V...

15 views with no answers yet
Enano
0

98 Volkwagen Cabrio, I Put A New Clutch Sistem After That My Car Did Not Tu...

After the instalation of the new starer and alterntor I went for a ride and my car just turn off an the battery light doesn't goes, still on and the car doesn't charge.

4 views with no answers yet
Purplechris25
0

How Can I Get A Security Code For My Vw Cabrio? I Had A New Battery Instal...

After I had a new battery put in my 1998 VW Cabrio, it is asking for a security code. How can I get this code?

27 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)