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1997 Audi Cabriolet

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 2.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1997 Audi Cabriolet Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 29 Ratings for the 1994 - 1998 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

why build the best car ever that doesn't run

By on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
1/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "drives beautifully, still looks great - a classic"

Cons: "overheats."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought this car new Since it turned 4 years old it had overheating problems. this is an awesome car but proved to be very unreliable."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I love my 1996 Audi

By on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Drives great smooth ride and looks great"

Cons: "Parts can be expensive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this 1996 Audi because I had always wanted a convertible with a back seat. I purchased it cheap and having to put some money in it to get it back to great shape. This one had been neglected but I rescued it and will get it back to awesome. Yes some of the parts are expensive but the quality is outstanding. I feel if this car had been taken care of then it would not have had some of the issues. That is ok because I will bring it back to awesome. Just had to replace 2 window regulators and ignision switch that someone rewired to avoid fixing a problem. Just caused other issues. I really love the body style and the way she handles. I have found that just pay the price to get it fixed correctly not just rigging it works best. Used parts work great and do as much work on it yourself will save a lot of money. Just saying Audi the jack the price up. Find someone you trust and make sure they know how to work on an Audi, it will save you money in the future."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned

By on Monday, August 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A dream to drive and own"

Cons: "need to watch oil level between oil changes."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car almost 12 years ago. I have had to change the water pump, brakes, upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, and tires over that time, but the car was well worth it. It has always started in the coldest of winter days and would take me anywhere I wanted to go without a second thought. It had just over 41,000 miles on it and now has just over 103,000 and still looks and drives great. I would run out and get another just like it, but why spend money when I have what I truly love? Thank you Audi for building a car that will last for another 20+ years!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Chick magnet

By on Thursday, March 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Great value, economical, powerful, sporty."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Had this car a few years. It has been a pleasure to drive and has never left me stranded. Has required very little maintenance other than changing the oil and putting in gas. Has timeless looks."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Wonderful, Fun Car!

By on Saturday, January 21, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, Cheap, Sporty"

Cons: "Small back seats, Slow automatic top"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been going strong for the four years I have had it. I have used it as a daily driver, averaging around 60 miles a day, and it never gets old! While the speedometer is a bit optimistic (going up to 160mph), this car can handle 85-90 mph highway cruising in such a manner that it feels like I'm doing 55. I get compliments on this car all the time and people always think it costs so much more than it does. The convertible top is wonderful, although it is a bit slow at times. Having front wheel drive, it is very different, and in my opinion better, than its 3-series competitors... Fun to drive on mountain roads near my home. I had an issue with the O2 sensor that was repaired quickly and relatively cheaply, but all in all, I'd say this little car has been well worth the price I paid four years ago. Just keep the belts up-to-date and you're set!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Friday, December 09, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A fun car to drive!"

Cons: "Has a bit of cowl shake."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Cabriolet new in 1996 and figured I'd probably keep it for three or four years. Now 15 years later, I still own it and I'm not sure I could bear to sell it. Although the style is getting a bit dated, it is still beautiful and runs great. If anything, it may run better now than it did when I first bought it. Despite its age, it still gets looks and most people have no idea how old it is. It still looks like a new car. A few years ago, I replaced all the rubber belts, hoses, timing belt, etc., just because of its age. The 2.8 liter engine seems to be powerful enough for it and the last couple of trips I checked and it was getting about 28 mpg on the road. The only major problem over the past decade and a half was some work needed on the convertible top when it wouldn't retract due to a faulty sensor."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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