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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.7
Out of 10

Based on 111 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

loved the car at first then problem after problem

By on Saturday, August 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun car, great gas mileage, comfortable and roomy"

Cons: "power windows go out & water gets in thru windows"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Such a cute and fun car. Good gas mileage. Comfortable and surprisingly quiet for a convertible. But if you're looking for a fast car, this one is not for you - made for drivers who aren't in a hurry to get to where they're going. Honestly, the maintenance can be costly and repairs can be quite expensive. I don't recommend this car with the power window option...the regulators go out ALOT and are costly. I'm surprised the car wasn't recalled because of the power windows failing to close all the way back up."

solid car

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: after 16 years, time to move on

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "interior wear"

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

"I bought this new and drove it 16 years. It has needed very little work over that time (more as it got older, of course). It was in top shape for about 11 years, but the interior started to deteriorate around then - upholstery cracked, speaker covers fell off, glove box handle broke off. The roof was the high-end German cloth. Although the actual roof always looked brand new, the seam at the back of the roof frame was heat sealed and came apart. It was very hard to find someone who would work on that. Car sat outside unprotected through nine Ohio winters, and developed a couple of rusty spots. I'd call that my fault. If this car were still in production today, I would buy a new one again."

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! :)"

13 people out of 22 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 :)"

4 people out of 6 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."

8 people out of 17 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."

20 people out of 21 found this review helpful

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