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Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

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2002 Vw Cabrio Alarm Sets And Doors Wont Work

My daughters 2002 VW piece of garbage cabrio (yes I'm frustrated) works great. However, the factory alarm sets itself after about 30 seconds of the battery being connected and this locks all the door...

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Zafhire
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I Have Only Had My 98 Vw Cabrio 3 Mths, And Recently Something Is Draining...

Everything was fine for 6 weeks, when i bought the car the fuse panel was almost empty i put fuses in "guessing at the time what the amp would be" but nothing blew and off i went. However i did hav...

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Sammy543
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At Night Time My Internal Instrument Lights Only Illuminate When I Have The...

At night time my internal instrument lights only illuminate when I have the lights set to full beam. Without the lights being selected to full beam the instrument panel will not light up.

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murphytriplet3
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I Do Not Know How To Cut Heatec Seats On My 2002 Vw Cabrio

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murphytriplet3
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My Gas Hand Doesnt Work On My 2002 Vw Cabrio

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Older Volkswagen Cabrio

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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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.