1998 Volkswagen Cabrio User Reviews

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 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 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"cheap car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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sfdjdave writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Looks, Gas Economy

Cons

Needs more power

sfdjdave
25

Great Little Car For The Price. — I purchased this car recently since I was looking for an inexpensive convertible. This was the answer to my search. It's a good little car, except I'm use to having cars with more powerful motors. I guess I have to give that up for the gas economy. All in all, it's a great little car for the price.

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

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Linda writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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5

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convertible

Cons

when I can't put the top down because it's too cold

25

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

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Javier writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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4

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Peppy, cheap

Cons

Slow, lousy handling

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Fun Lil Convertible For The Wife — Wife loved this car tremendously. We upgraded her in 2002, but she still has a place in her heart for this car.

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513tonya writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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4

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love the square look had a new beetle b4 but like this better

Cons

stock radio having a silly security code whats the point vw

513tonya
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Just A Really Cute Fun Car To Drive Just My Size — i love to drive this car a manual shift trans, purchased used, previous owner was not to kind to the exterior or interior but i'm working to fix all that, probably replace seats an have it painted someday!future beauty:)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shaun writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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4

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Gas mileage and fun, cute car

Cons

It's tiny on the outside

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If Your Comfortable With A Smaller Car Then Its Great — It is a small car. that being said, its 2.0L inline 4 seems to give it better acceleration than some of the newer cars I have driven. As for braking and handling, have not put it through more than city driving yet. I got the car second hand so all the repairs I have been doing to it should have been done before I got it but I just noticed it. I love the way the car looks and it just needed minor repairs to the interior.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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Loads of room for 4 people.very good  solid engine.

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Uses more fuel with hood down. could do with a wind break

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Small But Sexy — 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 alloys.

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Barry writes:
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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Convertible, and has great pick up

Cons

too small

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Great Car — When I came home from spending 2.5 years in Germany this was the car for me.

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TinaT writes:
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great gas mileage.  not to much trouble so far

TinaT
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Descent — power top is trouble sometimes. electric window on driver side has a mind of its own.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

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coffeegirl writes:
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coffeegirl
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Great Car — Love the car, but it's had some electrical issues that have been a pain to have fixed. Overall, a great car.

Owner for 7 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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luvsen55 writes:
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luvsen55
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Love It Love It Love It — 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.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Ok For 2nd Car; Great For Warm Weather; Becoming A Classic By psalle

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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Reliable And Should Be Used For Weekend Jollies Not As A Work Horse By Sarah

I have always liked VW Golf cars. Some say their ugly but I personnaly like the older styling of VW's. The engine has proved reliable, even when I went through a large puddle at 40mph and created a o... Read More

Cute Car, Has Wrong Computer! Needs Brakes By Robinbird

I bought the car last month, has check eng light, mechanic says has wrong model computer! Car dealer offered money back only -- no way! I'll fix this cute little car and have about $6000 into it, a ... Read More

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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

This Car Is My Baby And I Love It By je_jaz

This car is my baby. It handles great and hasn't really needed any repairs until recently. I had to replace the ignition switch and coil. This car is really fun to drive and I don't want to get rid... Read More

Vw Cabrio By Ryan

once i get somehting fixed something else breaks but i lovce it especually in the summer with the top down, alright in the winter horrable if it gets on ice , its defently a fun car to drive . ... Read More

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Its Great For Car Mileage....fantastic ... By Ejspirit

For those who know about vw's will understand the life that this car still has today! If you can locate a mechanic with his own shop rather then going to a vw service deptment you will have it made.... Read More

Love It By spencert

This car drives well and is a classic. I bought this car from the original owner who didn't take care of it. Cost of ownership is high, but most parts are available. I love the style and german engine... Read More

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Cuter Than A Bug By MARIPOTATO

Cabrio has stood me in great stead. People are always telling me they want to buy it. But I love it and won't yet. Still waiting for something to catch my eye and convince me to convert to another mod... Read More

Fun And Long Lasting, But Not A Powerful Car By bobaraptor42

Efficient up to 36 MPG on hills and valleys. Good over many years. Small and reliable. Shifting in Manual drive was smooth and fun. Convertible top made this a great summer car. Only reason to move on... Read More

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