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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr STD ConvertibleReview
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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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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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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Cuter Than A Bug By MARIPOTATO

Cabrio has stood me in great stead. People are always telling me they want to buy it. But I love it and won't yet. Still waiting for something to catch my eye and convince me to convert to another mod... Read More

Fun And Long Lasting, But Not A Powerful Car By bobaraptor42

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

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

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Love It By spencert

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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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