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1998 Highlights

The Highline trim designation is replaced by more sensible GLS nomenclature. New GLS model gets a power top, making the Cabrio easier to live with. Optional are side-impact airbags mounted inside the seats. Standard on both base and GLS are door pocket liners, a trunk cargo net and sport seats with height adjustment.

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Pros

  • German ride and handling. Optional side impact airbags. Glass rear window with defogger. Amazing powertrain warranty. Free scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Cons

  • Engine taxed by 2,771-lb. curb weight. Styling is more chunky than sporty. High price.

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Features & Specs

GL 2dr ConvertibleGLS 2dr Convertible
MPG2424
SeatingN/AN/A
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelgasgas
Horsepower115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm

Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0
    0

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I Love My Little Car!
I've had my Cabrio for only about a month and I've noticed a few flaws such as the tires the previous owner put on it are too big and grind when I have rear passengers. That or my suspension needs an update. My ABS and E brake lights stay on when driving but not ALL the time. A few of the automatic features don't work.. my top is now manuel which I don't mind. My driver window doesn't like to roll up normally. My mirrors aren't automatic anymore. My cruise control I don't believe works.. I havn't really looked into figuring how to set it though, so maybe it does. My seats are difficult to move back and forth and My trunk light doesn't come on. However, those are all minor things to me.
I am a VW convert!!!
I love this car! I have had convertables before, but never as fun as this one! The top is easy to put up and down (I have a manual one). Gas mileage is great. It handles highway speeds (80+) with no problems. I am not a girly girl but this is a "chick" car to die for. I will say the only draw back is THE CUP HOLDERS! I have spilt Starbucks more than once. My next new vehicle will be a VW of some sort!! Commuters... this is the car of your dreams.
Therapy for the Soul
I owned a used 1972 Fiat 850 years ago and it was a blast. Had the opportunity to buy a used 1998 VW Cabrio and the memories came rushing back. No, this car is not 350HP. It's better. Therapy for the soul! Euro- handling and enough horsepower to have fun, fun, fun, and merge with traffic at the same time. Put the top down on a nice Fall or Spring day and enjoy crusing the two lane roads and enjoy the view. Today we worry too much about ultimate performance and too little about ultimate enjoyment. The Cabrio is meant to be enjoyed. The new Cabrio Beetle is nice but mine is better, for me. I have driven both. This is the car to have to take time out, kick back, and enjoy the moment.
Used 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

The Used 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio is offered in the following submodels: Convertible. Available styles include GL 2dr Convertible, and GLS 2dr Convertible. The Used 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio comes with front wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, .

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Gas Mileage

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2dr Convertible, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG

1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
24 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG24
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase97.4 in.
Length160.4 in.
Width66.7 in.
Height56.0 in.
Curb Weight2771 lbs.