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2000 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 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

  • A fun-in-the-sun ride. If it's good enough for Gidget, it's good enough for you.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Germanic ride and handling, standard side airbags and ABS, glass rear window, exceptional warranty.

  • Cons

    Sluggish off-the-line power, dated styling, limited storage space.

  • What's New for 2000

    Volkswagen's Cabrio gets minor equipment updates for the millennium.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (30 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun and problematic + $$

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

The reviews point towards a car that is fun to drive, good-looking (unique style), comfortable for even tall drivers, higher clearance than many convertibles, a/c and heater works, heated seats put out moderate amount of heat, good winter driving capability (if you choose to), good on gas and easy to park. I think these points are valid and are the experience of the majority of owners. For me, the problem was a leaking transmission, which turned into a replacement of the filter and fluid. This was the beginning of an expensive problem. Many transmissions don't like changing older fluid for newer fluid. It upsets the balance inside the transmission. Stay away from cars with trans work.

Great car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

I bought my cab with 62,000 miles on it and it is now at 115,000. I have only had to replace a few minor things, probably only totaling to $1,000. The A/C does not work, but I don't really use it anyways. It drives great in the snow, I have never had to purchase snow tires and it out-drives my Ford F-250. Minor leaks in heavy rain. I get nearly 30 mpg, I love this car.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1999 vw cabrio 2 dr.

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Vehicle: 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

Currently the owner of a second VW Cabrio and you would have thought I would learn my lesson. The car is cute, however I have realized that certain major & costly things go wrong with VW's - just a few examples: The window censors, the automatic roof motor, rotor & distributor moisture (which causes yearly replacement), cruise control malfunctions, and items within the interior to just fall off. While I love the exterior design I would never purchase another VW.

Gas Mileage


  • 21
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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Full 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Review

What's New for 2000

Volkswagen's Cabrio gets minor equipment updates for the millennium.

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I don't have the owner's manual for my 2000 Cabrio. Does anyone know at what mileage the timing belt should be replaced?...

We purchased our 2000 Cabrio with about 60000 miles from the second owner, we had check engine lights problems and had to get the car repaired every two years so it would pass inspection for emissions...

I have had my Cabrio since Nov. 1999. Since then the check engine light has come on 6 times (twice in 2000 and four times in 2001). Volkswagen has changed the fuel pump relay at least 3 times. I wa...