Volkswagen Cabrio Model Overview

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Where Do I Put In My Transmission Fluid - There Is No Visable Dipstick -199...

I'v taken my car to many oil change places and asked about filling or checking my transmission, but neither of the station could do it. I was told that I must go to the dealer for service. This is t...

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Where Can I Find Replacement Interior Parts Like Door Panels And Seats For ...

I am trying to restore the interior of a 98 Cabrio that had the top left open one two many times. The seats, carpet and door panels are trashed. But I need a starter car for my daughter. I can't ...

15 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

Cabrio Won't Start In Rain

Turns over fine and takes several attempts to get it started. when really wet, it will cut out at stops until it get dry, or whatever. Today, it stopped turning over after several long cranks, but t...

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2002 Vw Cabrio

i have a 2002 VW cabrio and the radio safe is on where do i find the code i know its either in the spare tire hubby or in the user manuel but i dont find any 4 digit codes that work or labeled stere...

76 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

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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Older Volkswagen Cabrio

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview
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Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

Introduced in 1995, the Volkswagen Cabrio was a replacement for the Rabbit-based Cabriolet. The Cabio not only came with a shortened name, but also was based on a new platform, which it shared with the Golf hatchback and the Jetta sedan.

Throughout most of its run, the Cabio was powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 115-hp engine that was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmission. A four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was available as an option.

The Cabrio is often distinguished by its distinctive fixed rollbar, which not only served as a safety feature but also as a styling cue. In addition, it offered stability to the body when the top was down. Other than that, one of the Cabrio's best features was its convertible top, which was a multi-layered cloth top that had good weatherproofing capabilities and sealed tightly all around when in place. In the Cabrio's first few years the top was operated manually, but a power top was added in 1998 to the higher-end GLS trim package. One nice feature of the top was that it came with a glass rear window with a defogger, which aided visibility out the rear.

The Cabrio came with a long list of standard and optional features, including power windows, power door locks, front and side airbags, daytime running lights, an anti-theft alarm system, cruise control, leather seats, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system (in later years a CD player was added as an option).

Like the automaker's New Beetle, the Cabio was appreciated by drivers for its "fun" factor. They also cited as positive points the Cabrio's handling, roominess (for a small car), and gas economy. In its early years the Cabio got high marks from drivers for its quality and value, though in later years drivers noted that the car was often in the shop for repairs, and questioned its overall quality.

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