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Best friend in car form
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By Mollie
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 2dr Convertible


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I love this car. He's got a name and has never let me down. That being said, you should know how to work on these cars before you get one, or at the very least have a really good friend that knows how to. Both my dad and my brother know a ton about these cars, so I'm in luck. We've never had any huge repairs with this car, but a whole bunch of little ones. I would say ~$800 a year in parts. Pros: Great handling for an older car. Great mpg, and fairly reliable. Very responsive. Cons: Front seats are a little uncomfy, and the car can get cramped, but nothing extreme. Almost 30,000 miles in 3 years and we've never had to replace the clutch or any of that. Seriously, a fantastic car.


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Best used car I have ever owned
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By larry
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 2dr Convertible


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Purchased car in 2004 with 37,500 original miles on it. From a private owner in Montauk NY. Transported via car Dolly to my winter home in fl where its garage stored when not using. At 59,00 miles on it, had to replace 4 tires not due to improper wear but dry rot from sitting. The VW now has 76,00 miles with no other repairs except a battery and oil changes every 3,000 miles. When traveling on the open road using Cruise control average 40 mph per and Burns no oil. This is the best used car I have ever owned.


Best Features

white on white 5 speed manual driver air bag a/c still working


Worst Features

none


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CUTE NOT RELIABLE
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By Matt
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Best Seller 2dr Convertible


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I think mine was a lemon, I took great care of this car,but almost everything broke, radiator, hoses,clutch cable(3) pedal assembly,throttle cable. fuel pump relay(2)engine mounts(4)


Best Features

Convertible,stick shift, handling.Reliable engine.


Worst Features

Better clutch cable, stronger engine mounts.Stronger and better insulated electrical wiring harness and electrical system.


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Super Duper Cab
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By Cabro
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 2dr Convertible


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This car has been very reliable and I still get 28 to 31 miles per gallon. The cab is fun to drive and I plan to keep it for a long time.


Best Features

Everything about the car is great. It doesn't hurt that it's a convertible :D


Worst Features

None


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Big fun, little car
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By Good Night
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 2dr Convertible


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The car really surprised me. My father had bought it in early 2006, right before i graduated high school. I thought it was a crappy compact till i got a chance to drive it. It was a blast, surprising speed for a little car like that but probably wouldn't have been as fun if it was an automatic. It handled decently, it even got me out of a few close calls while speeding on the highway but no cup holders and tight interior made her a little uncomfortable but surprisingly enough it had power windows.


Best Features

the little punch the engine had, comfortable leather seats, power windows


Worst Features

way too tight of an inside and I'm only 5'8, the kick from the engine doesn't hit till about third gear, needs cup holders


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