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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Reviews

Fun summer car - economical too

By on Monday, April 07, 2008

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I have owned my 99 cabrio for a bit over three years and have to say it has served me well as a great summer car although I drive it all year round. Its decent in snow believe it or not. The one drawback is power: you have to push it to get above 80 on the highway (but that's breaking the law where I come from). Also because it is a convertible it is a bit loud to drive on highways. I have had a few VWs and this one's far better better than most. The styling is good and is aging nicely (much better than Jettas) Its also still really fun. If you are looking for a decently priced summer car that's great for cruising around town, hitting the beach or just having fun this is the best choice for less than 7,00 dollars. You can comfortably fit four average sized adults in the car and the trunk is ample enough for a bit of equipment. I would not recommend this if your intention is lots of road trips. - Ted"

13 people out of 13 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

Great value

By on Friday, December 14, 2007

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"I purchased my Cabrio GL 3 years ago with 81,000 miles on it. Now it has 148,000 miles on it, with virtually no maintenance. Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil every 8,000 miles, just last week a new top, all 4 wheel bearings (within 5,000 miles), and the driver's side window lifter. Parts and repairs are ridiculously expensive, but the 33MPG average (!!!) makes up for a lot of that. Fun car to drive, kinda noisy, ice cold AC, overall a great value!"

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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