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1997 Audi Cabriolet Convertible

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Audi Cabriolet Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 172 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Audi Cabriolet

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Smooth powertrain, comfortable seats

  • Cons

    Decade-old design, manual top, plastic rear window, sitting-in-a-bathtub driving position

  • What's New for 1997

    Base price drops a couple grand, but at the expense of the power top, burled walnut wood trim and leather seats. Opt for the Premium Equipment Package, and these items magically reappear. Casablanca White and Cactus Green join the list of paint colors, and three new top colors debut. Leather seats can be had in two new shades, too.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Beautiful, but only to the

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

This vehicle is very, very attractive. Mechanically it has been very disappointing. The engine is lame. I don't need a power house but this engine is simply not eager. We've had many problems with this car, passenger seat jammed, engine light on consistently, front suspension issues, roof won't open all the time, driver window regulator blew, fuel gauge inaccurate and fails, replaced fuel tank evaporator valve, seats squeak, replace engine seals due to oil leaks, water pump failed early, cigarette lighter doesn't work, radio antennae mast failed, trunk lid struts failed and other minor irritants. The car isn't as good a handling vehicle as my '97 BMW. Fuel economy isn't stellar. Don't buy 1!




Great little car

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

I have driven this car for several years and really have enjoyed it. It runs well, the top is easy to operate, and most importantly, it is reliable. This car is distinct and well crafted, without a ton of bells and whistles.




I'm in love!

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

I can only say great things about this car. It has been a sheer joy to drive and it looks incredibly beautiful. Good luck finding one!




Be careful

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

I love this car as far as ride and handling goes. Fuel economy is not what I expected. It has a tendency to be a money pit with regards to constant minor repairs. The quality of the car leaves one baffled when you consider the association of the name. Although, as I said I like the ride and handling, it is most doubtful that I would ever buy another one.




Sweet convertible cruiser

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

Bought this one owner Audi Cabriolet 2 years ago, drive it only in the summer (top has never been up ). A real head turner, and always draws comments when parked. V6 not powerful, no electric seats, no tilt steering, but fun as all hell to drive, no problems to date.




Sad to see go

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Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

The Audi cabriolet has been a fabulous car for me. Very reliable, very zippy and tons of fun. As a petite woman, it was the only covertible that I test drove where I had any visiability out of the rear. Have loved this cars for years and can't recommend the model enough -- trunk space is minimal, but so easy to dump things in the back seat. Happily, a relative is buying this car from me, otherwise, I couldn't part with it. I had three people lined up who said, if you ever sell, I will buy!



Full 1997 Audi Cabriolet Review

What's New for 1997

Base price drops a couple grand, but at the expense of the power top, burled walnut wood trim and leather seats. Opt for the Premium Equipment Package, and these items magically reappear. Casablanca White and Cactus Green join the list of paint colors, and three new top colors debut. Leather seats can be had in two new shades, too.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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