1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Overview


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1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Overview

Harder to say and more obscure than a Rabbit, the 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet is basically a Rabbit convertible with a new name that trills off the tongue with a strangely French lilt. Actually, Cabriolet is a French word for a horse-drawn carriage with a fold-down top, so it's the perfect name for this two-door convertible.

No longer drawn by horses, the 1985 Cabriolet is powered by a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder, 90-hp engine paired with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 3-speed automatic. It's not a racer by any means, but a perky around-town convertible to soak up the summer sun. Described as "cute" this 1985 Cabriolet offers front-wheel drive and basic standard features inside, such as a radio and bucket seats. Ostensibly seating four (if you have small legs in the back), it's a good car for cruising teenagers or college kids out for some carefree fun.

Drivers feel the 1985 Cabriolet is fairly spright, with decent acceleration and easy handling. Fuel economy can't be beat for 1985, with this convertible getting around 23/25 mpg. Some negative comments concerned the amount of costly repairs.


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Ect Sensor

I can't find the correct ECT sensor to replace in my 1985 Cabriolet convertible (manual transmission).

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1985 Cabriolet

Can The fuel injection system (CIS) can be upgraded or change to electronic fuel injection for my 1985 Vw cabriolet

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1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Misfire

Ive got a 1985 Volkswagen with the 1.8L. It has all new plugs and wires along with a new distributor, rotor button and cap. It has a hard time starting, you have to pat the gas a keep turning it ove...

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My 1.8 85 Cabriolet Has A Fuel Ingection System Of A 90 Jetta, And Rebuilt ...

some friend tell me that the white smoke is gasoline and other that is oil.

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What Are Things To Look Out For When Looking At Buying A 1985 Vw Cabriolet?...

With 120,xxx miles on it, a new top, good interior and rust only around the fenders slightly, what would that value be on the average 85 VW Cabrio. Also, what should I check for?

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