2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview


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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

For 2001, Volkswagen expanded the Cabrio line by adding the GLX, a high-end trim package that joined the base GL and mid-level GLS packages. All three versions were powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that has been the workhorse for the Cabrio since its introduction in 1996. It's linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission, which is also standard equipment for all three trim packages. A four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option.

The value-priced GL package includes air conditioning, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, a manually operated drop top, an AM/FM/cassette stereo system, daytime running lights, and front and side airbags as standard equipment. The GLS adds power windows, cruise control, and heated seats, while the top-of-the-line GLX adds a power convertible top, leather seats, foglights, and new 14-inch wheels.

Drivers were impressed with the Cabrio's legroom, despite the fact that it's a small car. Other positive points cited by drivers were the car's sporty styling, handling, and safety features. But once again, as with the models for the previous few years, a number of drivers have complained about quality issues with the Cabrio, mostly with fit and finish items, though on occasion larger problems have surfaced.


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My Cabrio Won't Start!

My cabrio won't start. It turns over and starts up right when I put it in Drive and hit the gas it shuts down. Then won't start again and keeps turning over. I changed the ignition coil, 3rd time m...

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I Bought A 2001 Vw Cabrio That The Previous Owner Tried To Start With A Ham...

the previous owner broke the key in the door. Instead of replacing the key, he tried to start it with a hammer and screwdriver (ala gone in sixty seconds!) The switch is destroyed, and i need to know ...

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Transmission Control Module

Auto transmission does not engage after shifter on center console is set to any gear. Engine is running. Lighted gear selected indicator on instrument panel does not change in unison with the shif...

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Does A 2001 Cabrio Have A Cam Sensor?

Check engine light is on and when put on the computer, the code says check camshaft sensor

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Vw Cabrio Starter Problem

So my car didn't start one day and people told me to get a starter to replace my old one. Went to the store and they gave me the wrong one (one for a Jetta not a cabrio). Although the car starter i...

44 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)