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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio (New)

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.7
Out of 10

Based on 109 Ratings for the 1999 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.1/10
    Quality
    7.1/10
  • Reliability
    7.0/10
    Performance
    7.3/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

I love my car!

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, reliable"

Cons: "no cup holders, minor electrical issues"

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

"This was my first car that I got when I was 16. I am now 23 and my car is still reliable! Have had to have minor, normal wear and tear work done over the years (breaks, timing belt etc). Few electric issues such as my driver's side seat warmer doesn't work and my cruise control stopped working about a year ago. But overall, for how old it is, it drives nice and being able to put the top down isn't too bad either! :)"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Cute fun car! But not for long run.

By on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cute! Good on gas, Smooth drive."

Cons: "Expensive fix, requires high maintenence."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I loved this car and was my dream car in sunshiny Cali. I enjoyed convertible and small fun smooth ride for 2 years. But the convertible top window fell off and was very difficult to fix (would cost $1300 to professionally fix, so I poor-man fixed it with industrial glue,,,but not quite well.)The automatic top open function stopped right after the purchase as well (I can mannually open) Expensive to fix, each parts cost almost double compared to Japanese/Korean cars. And after certain car age (like 10yrs) this car is not reliable. The value would not hold much over the year. so enjoy 2-3 years of fun drive and change to some reliable car after that :)"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

fun, cheap, convertible

By on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"This car has been wonderful to me. It gets great gas mileage, it seats four average sized adults comfortably, it is fun to drive with the top down on warm days and it aways starts no matter how cold it gets here in the winter. It is getting older now and requires some maintenance, but nothing outrageous or unexpected. My only gripe is that some of the interior plastic trim is really cheap and breaks easily and the cupholders are useless since nothing larger than a 12 oz soda can fits in them. I plan to keep up with this car as long as I can since there is nothing else available these days with such a perfect balance of fun and practicality."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Worst thing I ever bought

By on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cute"

Cons: "Unreliable"

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

"I always wanted a Cabrio and finally decided to get one with 92k miles on it. It literally has been in the shop more than I've been able to drive it. It looks good on the outside and has heated seats and is a cool little car but I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. I've broken down and had to replace so many parts over the span of 3 years; my father is a car mechanic too and told me repeatedly to not get a Cabrio but I didn't listen. I just sunk so much money into this thing. Way more than it was worth. So, hope this was helpful to someone who wants to listen, unlike me."

10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

best impulsive purchase ever!

By on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive!"

Cons: "expensive maintenance"

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

"Found this car on accident when I was looking for a Saab convertible. Absolutely the best decision I have ever made. The leather interior is lush and durable, barely any scuffs considering the age of the vehicle very very good. Only had a few problems with the window regulators, pinch guard gets crazy sometimes and the window will go up instead of down. VW says not to touch the transmission fluid but I had my mechanic drain and fill and it runs like a dream. Sits happy at 75mph on the hwy and smooth in town. Absolutely the best car I have ever had. Only true complaint is the price of maintenance."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I love my green turtle.

By on Thursday, March 07, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My husband said he should have bought me this car years ago. I've had this one about 4-5 years. We put a bike rack on it and it is just a lot of fun. I wish they would make a new one and i'd buy it in a second. There is nothing on the market now that compares to it. Good gas mileage, a nice back seat, convertible and just enought pep for me."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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