1999 Volkswagen Cabrio User Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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AlvinandIana writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr New GL Convertible Review
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4

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Fun to drive, well, built, solid chassis, drop-top appeal, good stock sound system.

Cons

Cost of repairs, limited space, a bit weak on the power side.

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Fun Little Thing. — Performance - the car has a few years and a good number of miles on it. Performance is not stellar so a tune up would be good to restore some of the lost oomph. Build Quality - it iss a VW. Solid to the bone. Despite the years the chassis feels strong and rigid. Although much of the interior is covered in plastic, it does not look cheap. After a good clean up the interior has the potential to look almost new. Appearance: it is not a bad looking car. Obviously the convertible factor adds to the appeal. Straight, streaming lines from front to back give it a nice "on-the-move" look. Cost of ownership: gas mileage is not bad. An average of 21-24 is common. Add a little coasting and you may be able to get more. The one painful issue, as with most German cars, is the cost of repairs. They can be quite hefty so good preventive maintenance is key. Fun factor: small car with a firm chassis, responsive steering and a drop top. If it's not too cold or not too hot outside, few things can be better than winding your way along your local back roads with the wind in your face.

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newsberry writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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Great Car, Runs And Handles Beautifully, Best Convertible On The Market — 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 top down, and it barely uses any gas -- 30+ mpg. I like it so much I'm already looking for another to replace it when I give this one to my kids in a few years. Don't know why VW stopped making it.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Ejspirit writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr New GLS Convertible Review
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5

Pros

Like an every- ready battery this car keeps going!
Handles very easily...2nd clutch ...good brakes
Easy to maneuver
Roomie backseat

Cons

The motor for the convertible top needs repair
Goes down But not up
Have the motor turned off and doing it manually
A/c Compressor needs to replace roughly $200 for parts and service

Ejspirit
35

Its Great For Car Mileage....fantastic ... — 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....the major cost in repairs of this car as with many falls all in the labor.

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spencert writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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4

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Fun to drive and good gas mileage

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not easy to detect source of problems

spencert
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Love It — 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 engineering......I hope they import the new one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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LWS906 writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Review
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Everything

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Nothing

LWS906
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My Cabrio — 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 issues with her at all. Great car for women in their 20's. Sadly, they are no longer making them :(

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jess writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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durability

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acceleration...

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Cabrio — it's not the fastest thing in the world, but it runs well, and it's sturdy. with almost 200k miles on it it's a great little car. FUN!I'm glad that this was my first car, it was a great choice by my parents...its fun..safe, and great for long drives.

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Kristine writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Review
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5

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Convertable

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No one works on foreign cars

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Nice But Not For Me — 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 which i made manual they would have to take the whoe car apart to get to the bottom of it.

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Apache writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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Love It But! — This is my new style on the block, but this is the only car that I have owned that I can not add trans. The dealer is to expensive for something as minor as this.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

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forbz13 writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GLS Convertible Review
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Absolutely Love It!! — Love my 99 Cabrio....wide open skies, wind in the hair, great gas mileage, what more could you ask for!

Owner for 2 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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ncsweetgirl writes:
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible Review
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3

Pros

Convertible

Cons

drink holder too small, problems with the locks

ncsweetgirl
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Cabrio — I really thought this car would be good on gas, like the convertible, but has alot of wind noise.

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Nice Inexpensive Car By R7640384

This car is very easy to drive and because of its size you can fit it almost anywhere, it has a nice look when you do the convertible and it is fuel efficient, recommended for party of 2. you can stil... Read More

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I love everything about my car... except the glove box. and when it rains it starts up weird.. I love how it drives. but i need to figure out how to not ride the breaks so much. it handles well . int... 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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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Great Little Car For The Price. By sfdjdave

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. ... Read More

Just A Really Cute Fun Car To Drive Just My Size By 513tonya

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 som... 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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