2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview


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Cabrio by Jack
 — th performance of the Volkswagen cabrio is a daccelerating car having the engine of the golf. the build quality is excellent with a few squeaks. the appearance is nothing to fret about it has dece... Read More
Fun!!! Fun!!! by Michael
 — I love this little car! Love the convertible top! Love the heated seats with the top down in the Winter! I will never be without a convertible as long as I live! For a 2L engine, lots of get up an... Read More
Love The Sporty Little Rag Top by majestichef
 — I bought this car two years ago and couldn't be happier. Love the convertible without having to pay an arm and leg for one. Top is well insulated against the cold. Good gas mileage, extremely fun car ... Read More

2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio

For 2001, Volkswagen expanded the Cabrio line by adding the GLX, a high-end trim package that joined the base GL and mid-level GLS packages. All three versions were powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that has been the workhorse for the Cabrio since its introduction in 1996. It's linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, which is also standard equipment for all three trim packages. A four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option.

The value-priced GL package includes air conditioning, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, a manually operated drop top, an AM/FM/cassette stereo system, daytime running lights, and front and side airbags as standard equipment. The GLS adds power windows, cruise control, and heated seats, while the top-of-the-line GLX adds a power convertible top, leather seats, foglights, and new 14-inch wheels.

Drivers were impressed with the Cabrio's legroom, despite the fact that it's a small car. Other positive points cited by drivers were the car's sporty styling, handling, and safety features. But once again, as with the models for the previous few years, a number of drivers have complained about quality issues with the Cabrio, mostly with fit and finish items, though on occasion larger problems have surfaced.


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