1997 Audi Cabriolet Overview


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1997 Audi Cabriolet Overview

Take the lid off of this car. With its top down, the 1997 Audi Cabriolet attracts a lot of envious attention, as it exudes subtle style and sophistication.

The Audi Cabriolet comes with a hefty pricetag, so in 1997, it cut back on some of its features. The convertible top is now manual and leather seats are no longer standard. Audi did this to reduce the price of the 1997 Cabriolet, choosing instead to offer the power top and leather trim in a Premium Package that adds in sport-style seating. The rear seat windscreen, that reduces wind interference, is also still optional. Heated seats and locks come in a Cold Weather Package.

Not that you'll be driving this in the winter. This convertible is designed for fun and a high-class driving experience. A 2.8-liter, 172-hp engine and 4-speed automatic transmission cause slow initial acceleration in this heavy car, but once you get up to highway speeds, the Cabriolet is a pleasant cruiser, hitting speeds plenty powerful to de-curl your new perm. Owners wish for more horsepower, however, and a better powertrain to combat the slow off-the-line performance. A manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive are also much desired. Maintenance costs are exorbitant.

On the plus side, the 1997 Cabriolet is smooth and quiet, with very little wind noise when the top is up. Seats are comfortable, complemeting the soft suspension and balanced handling. Despite being a convertible, the heavy weight of the car gives it a sturdy, safe feel. The one-touch power top is a must, and the overall style turns heads, according to most drivers.


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