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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$36,945
Invoice
$35,467
Average Price Paid
$34,790
1 listings nationwide

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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,150
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,506
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible

For 2002, its final model year, the Volkswagen Cabrio received only a few minor upgrades, such as the addition of the Reflex Silver exterior color scheme, which was combined with a gra...

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Now in its last year of production before a major makeover, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door hatchback embodies the benefits (and drawbacks) of the hot hatch formula. The quick, ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
GuruL74WP writes:
Very nice car.
Tlbt10 writes:
Fun car. Reliable.
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Volkswagen Eos better.
"Mainly to get updated electronics. But like them both"
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Fer 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL ConvertibleReview:

Fun Car At Low Cost — Old reliable 2.0 lts engine . Great styling , good quality assemble, average handling , average cos...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
GuruJ11M4 writes:
Plush but expensive
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"Value"
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD better.
"More room"

Specs

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
115 hp @ 5,200 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
122 lb-ft @ 2,600 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 31.1 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 750 lbs 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 160.4 in 168 in
Width 66.7 in 70.8 in
Height 56 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 97.4 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2 Dr GL Convertible
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cornflower Blue
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic

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