1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview


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4.65 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Great Car, Runs And Handles Beautifully, Best Convertible On The Market by newsberry
 — Lots of room for a small (except the trunk) for such a small, highly maneuverable car. Handles like a dream. Very adequate power and pickup for my purposes. Fantastic road car in the summer with the t... Read More
My Cabrio by LWS906
 — Great car. No complaints! She was fun, cute, and reliable! I'm actually wanting another one. It was very affordable in every aspect. From mpg, to oil changes, and basic maintenance. I never had any is... Read More
Nice But Not For Me by Kristine
 — I loved the convertable part but i dont know if before me the lady didnt take car of it but it was alwas haveing work in less than a year i had it we put almost $3000 in it. In order to fix thee roof ... Read More

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

1999 was a landmark year for Volkswagen, as the German automaker launched not one but three redesigned vehicles in North America. In addition to an updated Cabio, VW unveiled new looks for the Golf and Jetta. The goal, according to VW chairman Ferdinand Piech, was to increase the number of standard features in the cars, as well as their quality and value.

For the Volkswagen Cabio, the trademark fixed rollbar remained, but the front of the car was dressed up with a more aerodynamic look that took its cues from the redesigned Golf. The inside was updated as well, with new seat fabrics, trim and dash, and new controls for the radio and climate control system.

The same two trim packages were available as in the previous year -- the base-model GL and the more feature-laden GLS. Both were powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that remained virtually unchanged from the previous year. It was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.

Air conditioning and anti-lock brakes were added to the GL's list of standard features, which also included power door locks, front and side airbags, daytime running lights, an anti-theft alarm system, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system. The GLS added a number of features, including power windows and leather seats. In addition, the GLS retained its powered convertible cloth top, while the top on the base model GL was manually operated.

While some drivers raved about the Cabrio's quality manufacturing, others were less impressed, noting that the vehicle was in and out of the shop, and sometimes for relatively sustainable repairs, such as windows, the AC system, and the convertible top. The car's handling and economy were still positive points with drivers.


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Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

John Woolfe

Looking To Change Bulbs On Both Front Head Lamps

spacing is so tight by the front head lamps i do not want to remove anything unless i know that is the way to install can anyone advise??

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I Got A 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio That Want Start Up When Turn The Key

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99 Vw Ignition Replacement

I had to replace the ignition in my 99 VW Cabrio, has been running fine for a couple months. Unhooked the battery to do window and coil replacements and now the lights and horn go off and it won't ...

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Garrick Robinson

I Have A 99 Vw Cabrio. I Went To Goto Work And When I Turned The Key In The...

The alarm goes off evertime i open the door!

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David Lawrence Puls

Anyone Know Where The Vss Vehical Speed Sensor Or Transmission Speed Sensor...

I'm still trying 2 find the VSS. Vehical speed sensor or transmission speed sensor on my 99 cabrio Every u tube video has other cars & its different on each car & year

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