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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio
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By J Fox
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (midyear)


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I will never buy another VW product. The convertible top operator has been replaced twice. The air conditioning has failed. The cloth top seams have delaminated requiring the whole top to be replaced. The electric window operators ocasionally malfunction. The car is 6 years old but has been driven less than 6,000 miles per year. It is a real lemon.


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Great Looks, Lousy Reliability
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By Carshoppingagain
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (midyear)


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My first new car turned out to be quite a pain. I had troubles within the first 3 months (including top leaks) of owning her and it's only gotten worse. The seals around the top have had to be replaced three times (very expensive). I have a mystery trunk leak that renders it practically useless. Numerous electronic issues and the driver's side window appears ready to burn out next. I drove her cross-country from Florida to Oregon and had to spend over $1,000 to get her to pass Oregon emissions. Now, the auto top will no longer come down and my mechanic estimates a minimum of $1,000 to fix it. I'm giving up and shopping for a new car. No more VW's for me.


Best Features

Looks, blue color, heated seats, and good for city parking.


Worst Features

VW stopped making this car--small wonder. Try quality-control next time, VW!


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By steveie
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (midyear)


Review

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


Best Features

STYLE!!!!!!!!!


Worst Features

Power!


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JUNK Continued
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By azcabrio1
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible


Review

I have replaced 2 wheel bearings, an
axle, strut assembly and I had a dry
rotted EGR vacume tube when the car
only had 35k miles. The stereo
doesn't sound good and there is no
bass. I haven't been impressed with
the dealer service. When my second
gauge cluster died after 12 months and
1 day from my last replacement, I was
told to call VW of North America and I
did so. They accepted no
responsibility for the quality of
their parts and became very rude with
me when I asked to speak to the rep's
supervisor. Stay away from this
car!!!!!


Worst Features

get rid of the 2.0 engine even in the new bettle conv. It is underpowered for America.


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JUNK JUNK JUNK
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By azcabrio
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible


Review

Never buy this car!! The market is
horrible if you are unlucky enough to
already own one. Germans can build a
good driving car, but from my
experience they don't know anything
about electronics. In the 2 years I
have owned this car I have had to
replace the entire gauge cluster
TWICE -- $400 each time. I have also
replaced the alarm module, window
pinch sensor, and cruise control
relay. The leather wears out
quickly...


Best Features

The enormous cup holders. smirk!!!


Worst Features

Where to begin...


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