1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Overview

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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet Overview

Perhaps as a gesture of peace between the Germans and the French, Volkswagen got rid of the English-language Rabbit convertible and renamed it the French-tinged Cabriolet. Based on a Rabbit frame, the 2-door 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet was perky, friendly, and nimble like its prior animal namesake, but the new name conferred a more stylish and sophisticated image.

But really, there aren't many bells and whistles here and no changes from 1986. The 1987 Cabriolet ran on a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine, and could reach a whopping 90-horsepower. No, not breaking any records, but the handling and steering were precision German-made and so the Cabriolet was zippy and fun. Cloth bucket seats and an AM/FM since the 1987 Cabriolet was meant for cruising with friends, who needs anything but good tunes and decent seats for that? A 5-speed manual was standard, giving you abotu 23/25 mpg. An optional 3-speed auto tran was available, but not nearly as much fun in a convertible.

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Tracy Cook
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Are There 2 Fuel Pumps On A 87 Cabroilet?

My daughter has a 87 VW Cabroilet and it won't start. Started cutting out while driving and now won't start. Replaced the fuel filter so now I am replacing the inline fuel pump . need to kn...

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I Am In Need Of A Fuel Sending Unit For A 1987 Cabriolet. Help!!

29 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
baldmofo
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What Do You Think It Is Will Turn Over But Wont Start But Sometimes It Does...

17 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)
shannonelyse
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I Have A 87 Vw Cabriolet And It Really Struggles To Get Up Hills, Virtually...

Other than going up hills seems to drive fine... Any thoughts??

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garya22
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Hi I Have An 87 With A 1.8 Is The Tranny Filter Serviceable ? If So Where ...

87 auto with 1.8

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