"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! :)"
"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 :)"
"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."
"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."
"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."