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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (6 reviews )
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Costly and Continuous Repairs
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By jessicachloe
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I've had this car for just about two years now, bought it with low KM at 100,000, and have put 55,000km on it. So I've done lots of driving with it, but I have spent over $4000 in repairs! So if your looking for something that isn't expensive to maintain, this car isn't the one for you. It is a 17year old car, so repairs are part of the deal, however its personally been a pain for me, the check engine light hasn't stayed off longer than 2 months! However, it is fun to drive in the summer so this is its saving grace. I'd suggest this car to somebody who understands the expensive repair requirements for buying an older vw, but do not be convinced into spending anything over $4000 for it!


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By dad
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I got this car for my daughter. It drives great, is very safe, and is easy to work on. The top goes up and down easy (manual). Its auto transmission is OK, but not very fast off the line. It is comfy to drive and not too noisy around town.


Best Features

I like this car's good handling and good fuel economy when driven at the speed limit.


Worst Features

The cup holders are a joke. Why doesn't it have a glove compartment?


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Love this Car!
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By Ashley
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I love my Volkswagen Cabrio! It is so fun to drive! I get 32 miles per gallon with my 5 speed transmission. It is an awesome beach car!


Best Features

I love the huge trunk, great gas mileage, and how this car is wicked fun to drive! I also love the fact that all the windows can go up or down with the turn of a key in the door lock!


Worst Features

The cup holders are only big enough for soda cans and there is a right rear blind spot when the top is up.


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Love It
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By Dianna The Great
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I can not believe that VW stopped building these cars. One can only hope that they are simply indulging in a marketing ploy and we will see these cars rolling off the line soon.


Best Features

Zippy feel on the road. Ease of lowering top. Comfort is vastly improved over the older models.


Worst Features

More console space. It needs cup holders that can actually hold coffie cups.


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Good deal
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By ben76
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible 2dr Convertible


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I bought my VW 2 years ago, in perfect condition. No major problems so far, I just had to replace the coolant system ($500). The main problem is the leather interior which starts to be really old. The leather is really scratched and doesn't stick anymore to the seats/doors. So it looks really bad, I've tried to use glue but it doesn't seem to work. Anyway, it's a really fun car to drive, with good driving sensations and fair amount of power, even with just a 2.0L engine.


Best Features

Really fun to drive on a sunny day Good handling, power.


Worst Features

Noise, especially on the Fwy


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