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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

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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

1997 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 93 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.5/10
  • Reliability
    7.6/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.0/10

Great car in summer or snow. Fun, fun!!

By on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"Great for a drive in the mountains in early evening in summer. You can smell all of the great mountain air."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love this car...

By on Saturday, April 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

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
10/10

Pros: "A look getter"

Cons: "no cd player"

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

"I love NOT having a carburetor to worry about and I love having the sealed transmission. Don't know why they don't build cars like this in the USA...the parts are a little expensive but they really last if you ever have to replace something...would love to have a new one but haven't worn this one out yet and may never wear it out as long as it still purrs like a kitten."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

"Das Auto" - Long Before Its Time!!!

By on Monday, March 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

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
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive! Great gas mileage!"

Cons: "Poor cup holders!"

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

"Purchased my '97 Golf "Cabrio" back in 2010 with just over 70,000 km on the odometer. It had been a one owner vehicle and I found it on a VW lot where it had been traded in just a few days before for another VW product. This was my "lucky day" as it turned out. Since owning the vehicle, I have driven it back and forth from British Columbia to Arizona for the past three years and it has never let me down yet. Fuel consumption is marvelous on these trips and even "around town" I still manage to get great gas mileage for a vehicle of this age. The original "rag" top was replaced by a top quality top last summer as a result of "wear & tear" on the seams and I was advised by the dealer to replace the top rather than repair the old one. As a result, the interior noise when the top is up has been remarkably reduced. In addition, I managed to find a wind screen which cuts both the noise and wind in the passenger compartment to almost nil at highway speeds making it easy to have a normal conversation with my front seat passenger. (No back seat guests on board when the wind screen is in place). Maintenance wise, the vehicle has not been a problem nor has it been all that expensive to maintain. Having a German mechanic also helps since he is so familiar with Volkswagen products. Other than a new set of tires and brand new wipers, there have been no other replacement parts so far. Have given a lot of thought to selling or trading my "Cabrio" but that's all it has been so far - just thought. More than likely I will continue to keep the vehicle until it qualifies for "antique" plates in just a few years."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Named car MISS DAISY...wonderful car

By on Friday, December 28, 2012

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

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
10/10

Pros: "fun and proud to be the owner"

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

"smooth ride, good gas mileage, good looking, excellent condition, am well pleased with my car, got lots of comments"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

1998 VW Cabrio GLS

By on Monday, January 23, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

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: "Affordable, Great steering feedback."

Cons: "Small cup holders."

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

"This little car is so much fun to drive, I absolutely love it! If your asking if I would buy another then that would be a yes. It offers a lot of cool features considering its age, and is a ball to go topless. The top is super easy to put up or down, with a manual or automatic top. We have only had a few problems with it but what do you expect from a 1998, nothing lasts forever. I wish Volkswagen still made it because the Eos is a little pricey, but when you receive the quality that Volkswagen puts into there cars you understand. VW had a winner with the Cabrio."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Fun, handles great, love the convertible, mpg .

By on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 172,000

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
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, exc. mpg, handles very well."

Cons: "short cup holder, wish I had power windows."

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

"FUNFUNFUN. Makes you feel like a sports car driver with the good pick-up, handling, cornering. I got 40mpg on highways. Handled well in snow (in Minnesota). With the top down, I've hauled cabinets, bicycles and several dogs. Still on the same clutch! Just love this car."

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