by Steph on May 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is my first car and I couldn't be happier with it. I learned how to drive stick-shift on it and the 5 speed is fun to drive. I have no problems with it breaking down, but it's not a winter car. My top leaks when it rains hard and if I go through too big of a puddle the car freaks out.
by Denise on Jan 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is a horrible car! We've had nothing but problems. We fix one, then another quits working. We get water in the floorboard - we've replaced the seals and top - still wet. All the dashboard lights light up - don't light up. The manual lock on the driver's side quit working and, of course, so did the remote. That's another $500-$1000. Sometimes the key will start the engine, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it leaks, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I could go on and on - bottomline, stay away!
by E. on Dec 29, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I am so frustrated w/his vehicle. I purchased this car used in 2006. It has been nothing but problems since day 1. I don't spend less then $1k every time it goes in the shop. Everything that could break, bust, freeze, etc. has. I've lost numerous hubcaps (strange I realize), one day while driving the interior light switch just fell off, another day the glove box handle popped off & landed in the floor board. The interior fabric is like velcro, it literally takes me an hour to vacuum. Of course everyone thinks it's 'cute'...I remember when I thought that too, now I'd love to drive it into a concrete wall.
by Sharon on Jan 31, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I've had to replace the exhaust system, the ignition coil, the transmission, broken glove box, the mass air flow sensor is giving me issues now, and this summer the throttle sensor needed replacement. I think the air-flow and throttle are related problems. Basically my engine light never goes off. I had to replace the transmission-5 speed at 59,000 and VW would not honor the powertrain warranty of 100,000 said it was a wear and tear item. I know there is more that I'm leaving out. The car needs a journal just to keep track of repairs. My mechanics feel sorry for me. I have been stranded or broken down about 8 times with this car. Its a shame because it was my 1st new car. Bad experience..
by kourtnie on Jul 25, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
So far I love my cabbie even though it is my first REAL day with it, I love the fact that it is a convertible, and the black interior is one of my favorites, it has more interior room than my old Integra in the back which is a plus for me, I hate the fact that EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING is manual! The windows, the top, I mean it's a 2001 not a 1974! It could have been made a little more up to date.
by MissMix on Jan 16, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I cant decide if I love this car or
hate it. Snow and tractor trailers are
the enemy! Once the warranty expired,
the problems started. MANY electrical
problems and a coolant leak, so far. If
Volkswagens are so reliable, why is the
warranty so short? The back seat is
roomy, but the front isnt. Try starting
it without the wipers coming on! The
interior panel material wear too quickly
(door handles). With a 2.slOw, it
barely gets out of its own way. Not the
car to not someone off in! FAR too much
wind noise on the highway. Easy parking
and very easy to "transform". With the
top down, it looks like an Easter
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