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!
Gas mileage, shape, color, 5-speed for power, reliability in snow, sleet, rain and over mountains, and, it's absolutely cute. Truckers talk to me!! Kids envy me!! I am 66!!
Stand behind the product. My convertible top problems are extremely unique according to the dealer.I take care of the car.VW should make good on these repairs.Cup holders have not changed in 10 years!!
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.
Comfort for a tall guy, fuel economy, and balanced performance (not lacking in any area). This car is an absolute blast to drive! Thanks VW, I hope you market these in the US again some day.
Improve the poor positioning of the cup holders. Tensile strengthing of front seat backs.
The only notable problem has been the
electrical window motors.
Solid, no rattles, no leaks, top is
easy to maintain, & durable paint.
High-quality fit & finish w/attn to
small details. EXTREMELY comfortable
w/simple, easy to understand, easy to
reach controls. Nimble & confident
Improve folding back seat and trunk
pass-through opening--it's not user-
friendly. Cup holders defy the attn to
detail of the rest of the car. Back
seat passengers need a grab bar or
strap to get out. Need more, useable
interior storage space.