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
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
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.
We paid $5500 for our car. It needs
tires and the front bumper and grille
has stone wear on it, but we'll tackle
it later. Fun to drive, plenty of room
for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 baby
seats. Frugal and easy to maintain. A
wonderful update to our 1984 Rabbit
Convertible. I would recommend this
convertible as it was easy to
incorporate into our lives. Both fun and
sensible and durable. My previous '84
Convertible had close to 200K miles when
I sold it and I expect to see the same
durability in this car. The steel
encased trunk, added safety features
(ABS, rollbar, airbags), cloth top, and
leather interior are very nice updates!
Contact me if have any quest
I bought my Cabrio a year and a half ago, and I've had a blast ever since. I loved the leather interior, the heated seats, CD player, AWESOME speakers...unfortunately I was hit by another driver and that car was totalled but I am currently looking for another Cabrio!!! I'm HOOKED!!
From the day I drove it off the lot...lots of problems. I immediately had to replace the soft-top. Had an anti-freeze leak. The side panels have fallen off and glue will no longer keep them on! I have replaced the hubcaps so many times. The reflector light keeps falling off and I have to replace it for inspection. The driver's side interior door handle is busted. The rubber around the antenna and windows is dry-rotting. The exhaust system has rusted out and I have to replace it this week. The muffler is hanging off! I bought this car used, but come on. I thought I was buying a high quality vehicle. I would never buy VW again.
Bought it used. Super fun to drive, but will never buy a VW again. Parts are incredibly expensive! Taken to the same VW ind. service dude who's been in business servicing VW's for 30 years. HE says they are great to 50K miles, then dump them--they break and are too expensive to service (but that's been good for him he admits!). Sage advice. I keep my cars a long time, and thus will never buy a Cabrio (or any VW) again. Purchase at your peril.