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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD ConvertibleReview
Sarah writes:
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Reliable And Should Be Used For Weekend Jollies Not As A Work Horse — I have always liked VW Golf cars. Some say their ugly but I personnaly like the older styling of VW's. The engine has proved reliable, even when I went through a large puddle at 40mph and created a over the roof wave (it was way deeper than I thought) and no doubt soaked the engine. Visibility is Bad. I found myself getting out the car sometimes to get a better view whilst reverse parking into my own drive and I barely reverse into a supermarket space just in case! I do take bad with the rear window being small with no wiper while driving in rain but isn't an issue. My VW Cabrio sticks to the road very well while handling the corners of scotlands glens. Braking is good but acceleration is weak and is not designed for overtaking on Dual Carriageways. Fun car to drive if your not in a hurry and it's sunny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: FUN


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1996 Volkswagen CabrioReview
Robinbird writes:

Cute Car, Has Wrong Computer! Needs Brakes — I bought the car last month, has check eng light, mechanic says has wrong model computer! Car dealer offered money back only -- no way! I'll fix this cute little car and have about $6000 into it, a bit over bluebk value, and drive it for as long as I can keep it running. Mechanic says $1700 for computer new, $400 labor, $200-$500 brakes.

Pros: Needs new computer, brakes and small stuff visor latch, lock button

Cons: Cute, runs well, fun car  similar in excellent cond sold for $10000

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Review By Jay

Fun and inexpensive runabout. Classic styling that never gets old. Read More

Review By Corinne

Cosmetically, its a nice looking car. Some rust spots here and there that were painted over, and some other unexplained things like foam stuff coming out of the vents, broken glovebox that you cannot ... Read More

2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Review By Shaun_Shea7456

I think it’s a great little project car but it likely isn’t gonna for the type of person who’s looking for a long lasting car that won’t have issues. Definitely has modding potential at a real low pri... Read More

Nice Inexpensive Car By R7640384

This car is very easy to drive and because of its size you can fit it almost anywhere, it has a nice look when you do the convertible and it is fuel efficient, recommended for party of 2. you can stil... Read More

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Review By Matt

These little cars a great, good gas mileage, excellent handling, super easy to maintain. WRX guys always honk and say nice car. Every gentleman has a story about the good looking girl in high school ... Read More

Review By kelsi

This is the perfect car if youre looking for a small reliable car. They ard easy to doliy fix and my 1st ran over 200k miles. Read More

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Its Great For Car Mileage....fantastic ... By Ejspirit

For those who know about vw's will understand the life that this car still has today! If you can locate a mechanic with his own shop rather then going to a vw service deptment you will have it made.... Read More

Love It By spencert

This car drives well and is a classic. I bought this car from the original owner who didn't take care of it. Cost of ownership is high, but most parts are available. I love the style and german engine... Read More

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Great Little Car For The Price. By sfdjdave

I purchased this car recently since I was looking for an inexpensive convertible. This was the answer to my search. It's a good little car, except I'm use to having cars with more powerful motors. ... Read More

Just A Really Cute Fun Car To Drive Just My Size By 513tonya

i love to drive this car a manual shift trans, purchased used, previous owner was not to kind to the exterior or interior but i'm working to fix all that, probably replace seats an have it painted som... Read More

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