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1998 Audi Cabriolet - Consumer Reviews

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Fun in the Sun
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By JAF
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1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

wind screen, heated seats, roomy convertible back seat, automatic top


Suggested Improvements

All needed improvements have been made on newer models, power seat, a little better fuel mileage.


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A fantastic car
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By Laurence Madill
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1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

The electric folding roof! The design is a true classic. It is a big head turner, and they are quite rare cars over here in the UK (I have been invited to display it in classic car displays, along side vintage and 20 or 30 year old sports cars).


Suggested Improvements

Adjustable steering column as most other Audis of the time had these, and some adjustments for a bit more boot space. I think this has been done in its replacement, the Audi A4. Allowing the electric roof to open/close while moving slowly would be nice, again, this has been addressed in A4 cabriolet


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By kmrk
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1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

ease of convertible top, all around driving comfort


Suggested Improvements

more power, better tran would prefer a manual


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Different Conv w/ great perf
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By Jamie400
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1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Heated seats, tight steering, and the safety of the car.


Suggested Improvements

Seat memory for different drivers, and a door lock/unlock button


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Cabiolet 98
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By NancyandCasey
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1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Convertible


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Of course, the convertible!


Suggested Improvements

Fix the electrical systems to be more reliable and get rid of the manual controls like on the seats and such. Also, it would be nice if we could find an appropriate flexible material to put in the rear window so that it does not discolor and blur the vision of the rear of the car.


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