by smartin6 on Sep 1, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
this is the worst car i have ever encountered. i bought mine used less than a year ago with 89K miles, now at 94K and i have put almost $3000 into this car. Tie Rods, axels, timing belt, windows, distributor, engine coils, & spark plugs have been replaced, power steering fluid leaks badly, engine heats up and needs new coolant all the time. car runs out of time often and it costs about $70-90 for a vw specialist to work on the car. this thing is a death trap, i wouldnt even take a free one. BUYER BEWARE. glove box and rear upholder breaks easily and front upholder only big enough for a soda can.
Also now i need to use fully synthetic oil to keep the engine from misfiring/ coils going bad.
by catk2 on Sep 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I've had my car for 5 years just paid it off a year ago. Now the problems have started. Everything was wonderful, at first. 3 days before christmas the window fell down and i couldn't bring it back up.The cost to fix it was $500. My starter gets stuck sometimes i have not fixed it yet it will cost me $450.
Now this week my air went out and it cost me $650. Then the back window came off the convertible and no one can just fix it, i need a new top and window which is going to cost me $1400. Very bad week. I love my car but its costing me a lot right now and i wonder what will break next?
by kyra.herman on Jul 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
This was my dream car now it's my nightmare. It's possessed. The Windows never want to do what you want them to do. The car sometimes turns on with out the ac working then you have to restart it. The horn honks itself when its too hot out and its just nickel and diming me. It's cute and I can put the top down and I don't owe anything on it so thats the only reason I'm still putting up with this car but as soon as I get my promotion its gone.
by vwdriver on Apr 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I have had this car for 9 years and counting. Finding parking is easy due to its size and maneuverability. The only time I ever had any trouble with it was when I took it to a non-VW specialist for a simple oil change. They told me that I need to fix all sorts of things and 2 weeks later my car started leaking oil. I took it back to my VW specialist. It took him a few times to figure our what was wrong but he did not charge me additional when I had to take it back. He fixed it and I haven't had any problems since. Bottom line: if you don't take it to the dealer, take it to someone that specializes in VWs. If I need to get a new car, I will get a VW just so I can keep my mechanic.
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