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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible - Consumer Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible

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Family of 3
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By Kelly
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am only 5'3" and my husband is 5'6" with a 2 year old son so for us it is easy to get in and out of and fit comfortably in but my dad is 6'3" and he can get in and out but I wouldn't suggest this car for larger people. That being said we have no problem with a car seat fitting or using this as our only vehicle. The car has 200,000 miles on it and just regular maintenance is all I need. The electrical is only problematic because only the VW people seem to be able to fix it. That seems to be a problem with many cars these days.


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My Cabbie loves my mechanic!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Lotttie
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Cabbie and she loves my private Mechanic. I will never trust a VW Dealer for the rest of my life and this will surely be the LAST VW I own. My Mechanic keeps her running. One door lock, two door handles, wheel bearings, vacuum pump, muffler, interior trunk release (VW permanently ruined this)and a dead radio. Did I mention she has 134,000 miles and keeps on running? She costs me quite a bit and I am thankful I have a good salary! Not looking forward to trading her in someday as she is a hoot to drive. "Baby Baby" hopefully will make it to 200,000 miles or by some miracle 250,000 miles. Caution: VW Cabrio....lovely to behold, lovely to drive but not lovely to maintain.


Best Features

Quick pick up and convertible; small turning radius


Worst Features

VW needs to produce better parts


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Too expensive to keep it looking cute
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By Toni
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The VW Cabrio is cute but frequently needs high cost bits and pieces replaced. The latest is over $260 for a plastic front grill which took several weeks to arrive at the dealership. The grill ws broken by the dealership because that was the only way for them to get to the broken hood latch. It is also very expensive to insure, even if it's just state minimum requirements. This high maintenance for its appearance and high insurance costs eat up any savings from the good fuel economy.


Best Features

The good gas mileage, the convertible top is fun, it handles very well, and it is mechanically sound.


Worst Features

Make the appearance items like grilles, cup holders and similar more sturdy so that owners aren't always taking a financial hit on appearance related repairs.


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I wouldn't buy it if I could do it over
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By VWinNOVA
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a really fun car, but the
problems I've experienced are
definitely not worth its fun. Numerous
problems with the electrical system--
dash lights come on for no reason, I
have to restart the car to get the ac
to come on, and it doesn't always like
to start on the first try. It has
terrible acceleration, and can be
uncomfortable on long trips, but it is
a fun beach car.


Best Features

It's a convertible


Worst Features

It's a good thing they stopped making them.


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VW does not stand by their products!
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By tmichaelny
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

For the most part, this was a reliable
little car and fun to drive. Like most
VW's it was a rough ride but it was the
roomiest, most relaible convertible
around...
Until the oil light come at 60K. I
changed the oil but it was still on. I
brought it in and the dealership said
it was a comoputer problem and would
cost at least $800 to fix. Otherwise,
the car was fine. A week later, the
engine seized. Neither the dealership
nor VW accepted any responsibility. I
will never buy a VW again. I really
like the Beetle but I don't want to
give my business to a "take-your-money-
and-run" company!


Best Features

The top!


Worst Features

Better business ethics


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