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Quality, like a mid 70s American car. by George from Temecula California on 02/14/2010. Trim: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL, Owned 4 years.
Pros: It rides great, soaks up the bumps, and handles well. My wife loves its style and loves to be seen in it. The car is almost 10 years old and the paint still looks new. The gas mileage is vey good, I average over 34 MPG.
Cons: The seats have totally lost their cushion, especially on the edges, you are actually sitting on the seat frame. It is down every three months; the "check engine" light is on continually. Now the transmission says it has a problem. We've replaced a "mass air" sensor, an axle, a water pump and an engine mount and the anti freeze water ball (it just fell off it's mount) in the last 9 months. It just brole. I have had to replace practically every vacuum hose. Believe it or not; even the windshield water bottle has broken. (No not from freezing, we are in California.)
Overall review: This car drives wonderfully, better than anything I've ever driven, but it comes at a high cost: My weekends and my spare time. AAA membership is a prerequisite of ownership, it will come home on a tow truck, guaranteed.
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Fun but Frustrating by Cazzie on 08/26/2002. Trim: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The look and the fact it's a convertible.
Cons: I've had my car 1 1/2 yrs and so far no major problems to report. Everything has been minor. The biggest CON I have is the DEALERSHIPS. I have been to 4 so far and now drive 65 miles to one that actually wants to help. We have filed a complaint with VWOA and they don't seem to care either. Like I said, my issues have been minor, but getting them repaired has been a major headache.
Overall review: If you want a fun car & aren't hung up on power (it's zippy, but not powerful), then a Cabrio is a great choice for the $$. But beware, you will have maintenance issues - before buying this car, speak with the customers sitting in the Maintenance department and find out if you'll ever get your issues repaired without pulling your hair out. It would be nice if VW actually listened to their customers - from the overall reveiw, it would seem it's a good car, but EVERYONE is complaining about the cup holders, the stupid key-style alarm and the door panels peeling & the option of more power (V8/Turbo). VW needs to really get this car in the 2000's and update it with some of the features it offers on it's other models. If you buy one, know what you're getting and just enjoy the ride with the top down. This car is about fun, not performance or reliability.
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Pissa little car! by Rymage on 08/30/2001. Trim: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The top goes down, and chicks love it!
Cons: Haven't found any yet!
Overall review: It's a greate little car!
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THE BEST by A CarPoint Consumer on 08/22/2001. Trim: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX, Owned 1 year.
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Overall review: GREAT CAR
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Honest review by Rayne from SW Okla on 08/07/2001. Trim: 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The Cabrio is not a very popular car, so if you want a convertible that will make people look twice, this is it. It gets great gas mileage and is reliable on long trips.
Cons: Maybe the German people don't drink soda or anything while they're driving. That would explain why the cupholders are placed so that anything bigger than a small can won't fit in the car. (Recommendation: The built-in map holders in the door work well for "large" size drinks - as long as they're not full.) The material "leather" on the interior door handles is wearing off, and my car is only 6 months old. What's with that?
Overall review: Overall, the Cabrio is fun to drive and is a real attention-getter. If you don't mind the teeny cup holders or the cheap leather-like interior, it's a great car. Perhaps a different model (the GLS or such) would not have the leather trim problem. I'd definitely buy a cabrio again but I'm not sure I'd go for the top of the line model. I'm not sure the extra money is worth peeling door handles.
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