1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Review: Great Looks, Lousy Reliability

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Convertible - Consumer Review

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Great Looks, Lousy Reliability
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2dr Convertible (midyear)


My first new car turned out to be quite a pain. I had troubles within the first 3 months (including top leaks) of owning her and it's only gotten worse. The seals around the top have had to be replaced three times (very expensive). I have a mystery trunk leak that renders it practically useless. Numerous electronic issues and the driver's side window appears ready to burn out next. I drove her cross-country from Florida to Oregon and had to spend over $1,000 to get her to pass Oregon emissions. Now, the auto top will no longer come down and my mechanic estimates a minimum of $1,000 to fix it. I'm giving up and shopping for a new car. No more VW's for me.

Best Features

Looks, blue color, heated seats, and good for city parking.

Worst Features

VW stopped making this car--small wonder. Try quality-control next time, VW!
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