I have had my VW Cabrio for almost 5
years now. The top had a defect in it
and started to rip, VW did not want to
pay for this even though it was under
warrenty. This car had quite a few
problems. The car would brake and
lock up. (stop short) VW looked at
this problem, and couldn't find
anything wrong till I told them now
that they have documented this, it can
be quite a law suite. (well that never
happened again) The leather seats in
the front started cracking, so I had
to put seat covers on them. The engine
light comes and when VW looks at it
they never find the problem. The
cruise control no longer works. The
car revs up when you try to stop.
Convertable, solid car. Two roll cages.
The interior light switch broke, the
car lighter broke after installing a
brand new one from VW, charging my
cell phone seems to be blowing out the
Better cup holders, electric
convertable top, glove compartment,
I mean I love this car and I take care
of it, but seems like there is always
a problem. Would I buy another
VW . . .NO NO NO... I would go back to
I have owned this car since it was
new. It has been a blast to drive and
very economical. Very reliable and
only minimal repair & maintenance
costs. After almost 9 years, the body
is still tight with a smooth ride
(unlike many convertibles that turn
into rattle traps when they get old).
Totally fun car.
Tight 5-speed manual with good road
feel - it has a real sports car feel.
Also great stereo with impressive
sound - designed for top-down driving.
Glove compartment and better cup
holder design (both addressed in later
I've had it 1 1/2 years. one owner
neighbor put less than 10k on a year.
fun...until it started jumping. it
never had a tune up till last week---
85k!!! that says a lot. I have put 2
new mufflers on--- at least I had a
warrenty. the tune up was 300 bucks,
so please take care of your vw, cause
those parts are expensive, and shame
on my neighbor for not taking care of
glove box,small cup holder---had a
starbucks mishap on my lap cause cup
would not fit.