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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible

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Volkswagen Cabrio Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    German ride and handling. Optional side impact airbags. Glass rear window with defogger. Amazing powertrain warranty. Free scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles.

  • Cons

    Engine taxed by 2,771-lb. curb weight. Styling is more chunky than sporty.

  • What's New for 1999

    Volkswagen imparts new Euro-styling on the '99 Cabrios, making them more aerodynamic and adding twin headlights that show their elements through the lens. Cabrio interiors also receive makeovers.

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Customer Reviews

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (midyear)

I purchased my dream car - red '99 Cabrio in 1998 from a VW dealership. I am a very good driver of this (5- speed) beauty and it's been garaged for most of its life.The exterior and interior look almost brand new.I did have the power failure of the lights. However, VW said that my VIN did not match its recall list.Everything that was described in the recall happened to my car in 2007, causing a dangerous situation while on an Interstate.In 2007, the power boost on the passenger side for the convertible top failed. Today, the driver side failed. Each repair cost me $1,700. I wanted this car to last me forever!




Underrated performance and reliability

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (midyear)

After 10,000 miles with my 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, I am flabbergasted about the comments in regards to lack of power. This is the twenty-third car I have owned and I am so impressed with the solid handling and general performance. Consumer guide just flat missed this one when it came to their discussion of this machine's alleged lack of performance. My repair, I had to replace the rear muffler! BIG DEAL! What an incredibly fun car to drive.




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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (midyear)

The Cabrio is fun to drive but lacks in power. The inside and out is German perfection. The new style is the one to buy, SC




Very dependable

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (midyear)

The only notable problem has been the electrical window motors.



Full 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Review

What's New for 1999

Volkswagen imparts new Euro-styling on the '99 Cabrios, making them more aerodynamic and adding twin headlights that show their elements through the lens. Cabrio interiors also receive makeovers.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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