Used 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS Convertible Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio - Consumer Reviews

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible

Average Consumer Rating

12 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Cabrio model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
I love my Cabrio!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lmartin3733
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The only problem I have had is that the top is splitting at the seam! All the way across the back and to my dismay I discovered that it is glued!! That is crazy! I have it taped right now but I am going to find out if someone can sew up the seam. So far everyone has said that it won't work, but I'm going to try it anyway! I can't afford a new top(that is probably glued too!) That has been my only disappointment. I've not had any big repairs. It's great in the snow! I can get in and out of everywhere and if I could get another one, I'd upgrade to another one. I've got about 160000 miles on it and I hope it lasts for another 3 to 5 years!


Suggested Improvements

Sew all the seams in the top!!!!!!! The seat belt needs to be lowered. It wasn't made for short people. I feel like I'm choking all the time.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

So much for German Engineering!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By M
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My wife purchased this car a few months before we met. It's been a fun little car to tool about town in. Handles well, gets excellent gas mileage (32 mpg in mixed city driving), and the convertible top is simple to operate. Unfortunately, the car is poorly built: Power windows don't operate properly, interior bits are falling apart, and the final straw: Total transmission failure at under 55,000 miles (5 speed manual.) Google "Self Machining Syndrome" to find out more about how some very important pieces of the drivetrain are held together with rivets! This goes for Golfs and Jettas too.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, handling


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Hopefully You'll Think Twice About Getting One
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By T
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After being rear-ended Feb 2006 in my '99 Cabrio, I decided that I wanted a "new" car. Unable to let go of the convertible but unwilling to pay big bucks, I purchased an on-the-lot dealership-certified '02 Cabrio. This was a big mistake. I have had more problems in the last six months than in all the years I had the '99 model. I only have one vehicle, it has been in the shop numerous times, it can take days for repairs, and some of the "repairs" were not covered under the warranty I purchased. I have spent more, complained more, and been more frustrated with this car than with any other. I have reached the point where I am willing to spend the money to get a reliable vehicle...no matter who makes it.


Favorite Features

It's a convertible...what's not to like there?


Suggested Improvements

Check all aspects of the vehicle before determining it's acceptable to put on the lot.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

No Problem.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Tony
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Knocking on wood here, don't want to spoil a good thing, but, this car has never seen a mechanic. Other than for scheduled services. I use synthetic oil and regular gas. You'll love It's PURRRR.


Favorite Features

The handling and It's exhaust rumble.


Suggested Improvements

It needs better gas mileage.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

great little car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vw topless
on

Vehicle

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

this is my second convertible i love this car !!!!! it drives great


Favorite Features

topless


Suggested Improvements

better materials should be used for inside door handles they tend to peel after time


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411