Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

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Volkswagen Cabrio Model Overview

Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

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Why Does The Engine Cut Off When I Accelerate On My 2001 Cabrio Vw

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RonEO
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Where Is The Fuse Located For The Odometer On A 1995 Vw Cabrera

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Jon Wu
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2002 Vw Cabrio

i have a 2002 VW cabrio and the radio safe is on where do i find the code i know its either in the spare tire hubby or in the user manuel but i dont find any 4 digit codes that work or labeled stere...

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Vw Cabrio Parts Compatibility

My car was in a rollover and I need the following parts: Driver and passenger windows, Passenger fender, and driverside mirror. There are 0 cabrios around me, are there any other makes that will ...

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I Need To Know How To Set The Pattern On A 1995 Volkswagon Cabrio

I need to know how do you set the pattern for the gear shift on a 1995 Volkswagon Cabrio? Or can you send me a link for a manual to go by on how the pattern should be?

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Older Volkswagen Cabrio

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio reviews:
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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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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.