1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 87 nationwide Cabrio listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.6 5 stars
Based on 10 reviews

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

1999 was a landmark year for Volkswagen, as the German automaker launched not one but three redesigned vehicles in North America. In addition to an updated Cabio, VW unveiled new looks for the Golf and Jetta. The goal, according to VW chairman Ferdinand Piech, was to increase the number of standard features in the cars, as well as their quality and value.

For the Volkswagen Cabio, the trademark fixed rollbar remained, but the front of the car was dressed up with a more aerodynamic look that took its cues from the redesigned Golf. The inside was updated as well, with new seat fabrics, trim and dash, and new controls for the radio and climate control system.

The same two trim packages were available as in the previous year -- the base-model GL and the more feature-laden GLS. Both were powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that remained virtually unchanged from the previous year. It was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.

Air conditioning and anti-lock brakes were added to the GL's list of standard features, which also included power door locks, front and side airbags, daytime running lights, an anti-theft alarm system, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system. The GLS added a number of features, including power windows and leather seats. In addition, the GLS retained its powered convertible cloth top, while the top on the base model GL was manually operated.

While some drivers raved about the Cabrio's quality manufacturing, others were less impressed, noting that the vehicle was in and out of the shop, and sometimes for relatively sustainable repairs, such as windows, the AC system, and the convertible top. The car's handling and economy were still positive points with drivers.

Updated

What's your take on the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio?

Have you driven a 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio?  
Rank This Car
Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 87 nationwide Cabrio listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

My 1999 Vw Cabrio Alarm Started To Sound And Now My Car Will Not Start. My ...

Where Can I Find Larger Tips In Order To Snap The Leather Trunk Boot Into P...

Car Alarm Goes Off When Trying To Start Car

Here’s what happened. My 1999 Volkswagen convertible cabrio can’t handle the cold so well. The lock on the outside freezes when I try to lock it and a friend made a mistake and locked it. We trie...

Where Is The Rear Window Switch Or Button To 99 Vw Cabrio

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Fuel Relay

My 1999 volkswagen cabrio just quit running going down the road now wont start. What could be wrong?