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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview


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2 Dr GL Convertible
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2 Dr GLS Convertible
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2 Dr GLX Convertible
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4.35 stars

Based on 10 reviews

My Baby by Brittany
 — LOOOOOOOVE IT. this is my first car and i couldn't have asked for anything better! it's so fun to drive in the summer and handles great in the winter. tiny tank but drives far. i love this car to d... Read More
'02 Vw Cabrio by Alexa
 — Only problem I've ever had with my car was the roof splitting in the back. My acceleration is great when im shifting sloothly, its sound free...nothing clangs or rattles. the milage is fantastic! I ha... Read More
Loved My Zippy Little Car. by padump
 — This car has great acceleration, very quick and handles well. Only reason for selling was it was difficult to put my grand children in and out of car seats. Parking couldn't have been easier, it was... Read More

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

For 2002, its final model year, the Volkswagen Cabrio received only a few minor upgrades, such as the addition of the Reflex Silver exterior color scheme, which was combined with a gray top and a matching gray interior. Other than that, the only other news was an improved four-year, 50,000-mile warranty (up from two years/24,000 miles) and a five-year, 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Other than that, the Cabrio was still available in three trim packages --- the entry-level GL, the mid-level GLS and the high-end GLX --- all powered by a 2.0-liter, 115-hp engine linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission was available as an option for all three packages.

Standard features for the GL package included 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. The GLS added power windows, cruise control, and heated seats, while the top-of-the-line GLX added a power convertible top, leather seats, foglights, and new 14-inch wheels.

For the most part, drivers were pleased with their Cabrios, which they thought were fun, sporty, economical, and easy to handle in all kinds of situations. But lingering quality issues plagued the car, according to some drivers, who also complained about high maintenance costs.


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Do You Need To Do Some Type Of Reset When You Replace The Battery On A 2002...

We replaced the battery on my daughter's 2002 VW Cabrio and now she gets "locked" in her car or can't get into it at all. The key will not work to open the doors when the car does this. She had to...

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

Will A Automatic Transmission From A 01 Beetle Fit A 02 Cabrio

I have a automatic transmission from a 2000 beetle ,would this fit a 2002 cabri

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2002 Vw Cabrio - Will Randomly Die While Driving

Driving my car, it dies, pull over and start it, no problem, drive more, it dies again. No rhyme or reason, randomly dies. Will go for days, then it does it again.

170 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Is It Difficult & Complex To Repair A 2002 Cabrio

I've done a lot of work on vw beetles (old ones) and have an 82 Vanagon that I'm repairing and getting road ready. Is a Cabrio much more difficult to maintain & repair than either of those two?

30 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

I Have A 2002 Automatic Vw Cabrio That When You Put It In To Reverse, It Je...

it only does this jerking and real hard shifing when going into reverse.???? What cjould be causing this.

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