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1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,770
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,415
26 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base

For its final year in production, the Volkswagen Cabriolet was powered by a 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine that generated 94 hp. It was linked to a five-speed manual overdrive transmissi...

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

The 2009 Rabbit lives up to its namesake's characteristic speed by del...

The Good: With plenty of power and performance in a deceptively small package, t...

The Bad: The '09 Rabbit's fuel economy ranks below most of the rest of the vehi...

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

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
105
courtneybriton 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

I Absolutely Loved It. — I had my cabby completely restored, by me, as a first time project. When it was finished it got abou...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

35
August 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

Fun Fast Good Looking — 1993 vw cabriolet 5 speed and alot of potencial H&R cup kit powder coated tear drops leather interio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

75
paulie71 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet BaseReview:

Great Second Car And Fun Weekend Driver In Summer — I have owned mine 93 cab for over 3 years (bought in 2006). They are a great car to run around and ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
35
Sooraj 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

What A Car Should Be — really fast car which handles very well at corners and very cheap to upgrade for right kinda price....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

35
Ryan 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

Killer Rabbit — I've owned the car for about 10 months now. As a daily driver, it is a fun car to drive. Fuel econo...

Primary Use: Family transportation

35
Stephan 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit 2-doorReview:

Vw Is Sweeeeeet. — Does exactly what I need it to do. Its a great starter car, for those who are new to purchasing vehi...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
21 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
27 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
94 hp @ 5,400 RPM
94 hp @ 5,400 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.4 in
3.19 in x 3.4 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 39.4 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 31.8 in 35.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 972 lbs
Exterior
Length 153.1 in 165.8 in
Width 64.6 in 69.3 in
Height 55.6 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 101.5 in

Available Options

1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Base
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2-door

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