by Random Beast on May 27, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet
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!
by Amanda on Dec 20, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet
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.
by scott on Dec 1, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet
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.
by Sicario on Apr 11, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet
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.
by aimeeder on Jun 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Audi Cabriolet
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!
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