1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Review: And I used to be a big VW fan.

1997 Volkswagen Cabrio - Consumer Review

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Base Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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And I used to be a big VW fan....
By Steve Gilbert on


1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2dr Convertible


I've had nothing but problems with it.
The car is now 5 years old, and has
43,000 miles on it. Problems so far
have been:

1) The door moldings continuously fall
off. VW will reattach new ones at about
70 dollars per, but you'll need it done
every 6-8 months.
2) Cruise control failed. Had to have a
new one installed.
3) Power Steering fluid reservoir had to
be replaced.
4) Transmission linkage broke, had to be
5) Air conditioner failed completely,
had to be replaced.
7) The driver's side seat fell apart,
had to be replaced.

There's more that I can't fit in this box.

Best Features

This could be a really great car. When it was brand new (less than 6 months old) it was very fun to drive, the convertible top is a blast.

Worst Features

The engine has been rock solid, everything else has fallen apart at the slightest touch. Use higher quality parts.
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