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1998 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 1998 Audi Cabriolet

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  • Pros

    Solid German engineering. Low volume = higher social cache.

  • Cons

    Underpowered V6 engine. No manual transmission. High price.

  • What's New for 1998

    Based on the ancient 80/90 platform from the late '80s, the Cabriolet soldiers on with minimal change. A new steering wheel design is standard, and the Audi logo disappears from the side moldings.

Full 1998 Audi Cabriolet Review

What's New for 1998

Based on the ancient 80/90 platform from the late '80s, the Cabriolet soldiers on with minimal change. A new steering wheel design is standard, and the Audi logo disappears from the side moldings.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Fun in the sun

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

This is a very solid vehicle. It has a nice ride and very low wind flow with the top down, thanks to excellent design and a helpful rear wind screen. A nice bonus is that you can take two extra riders in the back with you, either kids or small adults. Putting the top down is very simple. This has been a very reliable vehicle.




A fantastic car

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

I am in the UK, driving a UK spec 1.8 litre model. Not the quickest off the mark, but by no means slow; it keeps up with the high powered rivals and more recent cars quite easily. The handling is excellent, and although I have heard numerous reports of problems with scuttle shake, I've not experienced this. Some high repair bills, but apart from the clutch failing, it hasn't ever broken down between standard services. Replacements as follows: clutch and flywheel at 80,000 miles, front suspension arms at 75,000 miles, brake discs and waterpump for coolant at 75,000 miles.




Audi cab

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

Fun car. Would prefer all-wheel drive but the front wheel is fine for a "summer" car. Low noise with the top down, good sound system, excellent mechanicals, very comfortable for large driver. Could definitely use a little more bhp but wonderful to cruise New England in the summer.




Different conv w/ great perf

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

I have had my car for 5 years, and it has been so much fun. The best part is having a car that you don't see every day. The backseat is bigger than the BMW, the car is heavier than a station wagon and hugs the road.




Cabiolet 98

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

This vehicle has extensive problems with the electrical system throughout its warranty period. The dealership was consistently unable to difinitively diagnose the problem. Since warranty expired (about 1 1/2 years ago)there has only been one episode... so perhaps they finally did fix the source of the ongoing problems. Maintenance is expensive on this vehicle as should be expected and it is not easy to find a qualified mechanic outside the dealership, especially one that can accomodate my personal needs for convenience.




Extended warantee?

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Vehicle: 1998 Audi Cabriolet 2dr Convertible

Fun car when the top will go down (all the way) & when it isn't in the shop.



Talk About The 1998 Cabriolet

1998 Audi Cabriolet Discussions See all Started By

merc1
merc1
05-18-2006
the 300CE was back in the day. In 1995 a E320 Cabriolet was nearly 80K, today that will get you a CLK55 AMG Cabriolet, big difference. Your reference to the 190E is out of date. Things were way dif...


Cars: 2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet, 2004 Lexus RX330, 2003 Honda Civic Coupe EX, 1998 Audi A4 1.8T....


latoure
latoure
09-18-2002
This has been my anticipated cabriolet. I bought an A4 in 1998 new and LOVE the car even at 190hp....



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