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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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02 Cabrio Stalling

So my wife owns a 2002 cabrio, it has about 150k on it. a month back felt a slight spudder in the motor. didn't think to much of it. then the car started to lose coolant like crazy. ended up replaci...

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When I Use My Door Lock Button, It Locks But A Few Seconds It Unlocks Itsel...

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Bypassed My Alarm But No My Drivers Side Window, Power Mirrors And Pulse Wi...

I have bypassed my alarm and now I cannot do drivers side window and passenger window down using the switches on the drivers door. I cannot get my seatbelt noice to go off unless I put my seatbelt in ...

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

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Older Volkswagen Cabrio

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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1995 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio
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1995 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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About the Volkswagen Cabrio

Introduced in 1995, the Volkswagen Cabrio was a  replacement for the Rabbit-based Cabriolet. The Cabio not only came with a shortened name, but also was based on a new platform, which it shared with the Golf hatchback and the Jetta sedan.

Throughout most of its run, the Cabio was powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.

The Cabrio is often distinguished by its distinctive fixed rollbar, which not only served as a safety feature but also as a styling cue. In addition, it offered stability to the body when the top was down. Other than that, one of the Cabrio's best features was its convertible top, which was a multi-layered cloth top that had good weatherproofing capabilities and sealed tightly all around when in place. In the Cabrio's first few years the top was operated manually, but a power top was added in 1998 to the higher-end GLS trim package. One nice feature of the top was that it came with a glass rear window with a defogger, which aided visibility out the rear.

The Cabrio came with a long list of standard and optional features, including power windows, power door locks, front and side airbags, daytime running lights, an anti-theft alarm system, cruise control, leather seats, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system (in later years a CD player was added as an option).

Like the automaker's New Beetle, the Cabio was appreciated by drivers for its "fun" factor. They also cited as positive points the Cabrio's handling, roominess (for a small car), and gas economy. In its early years the Cabio got high marks from drivers for its quality and value, though in later years drivers noted that the car was often in the shop for repairs, and questioned its overall quality.