1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview


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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

Quick, sporty, economical, and well-equipped with a wide range of standard features, the 1996 Volkswagen Cabio was a worthy addition to the German automaker's lineup. In its second year, the Cabrio was updated slightly, with daytime running lights, side molding that matched the exterior body color, and a dashboard-located central locking switch added as standard equipment.

Power was provided by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine, which was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.

Among the Cabrio's best standard features was its manually operated six-layer cloth top, which had a glass rear window with a defogger -- a nice feature for winter or rainy-weather driving. A fixed roll bar served not only as a safety feature but also as a style cue. Dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, power windows, power door locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, an eight-speaker stereo system,and an anti-theft alarm system were also part of the package. Leather seats and air conditioning were available as options.

Drivers were very enthusiastic about the VW Cabrio, citing its comfort, gas economy, and "fun" factor as positive points. A number of drivers noted how quickly and easily the top goes up or down, stowing neatly in the rear. Others have commented on the large trunk and convenience of the central locking system.


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