1997 Cabrio

Consumer Reviews

1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

$2,923 - $5,695  MSRP Range
1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

2 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Gently Used Cabrio a good buy

by Old Cary Guy from Medina, Oh on Mon Apr 23 2012

I've been working with, restoring, repairing, building, racing, buying and selling cars for over 30 years. So I believe I am qualified to offer a valid recommendation. My Girlfriend was in the market for an affordable, reliable and good performing and good looking car. After two weeks research we focused on the lates 90's & early 2000's VW Cabrio due to it's long term reliability, economy, appearance and fun to drive. Despite some minor manufacturing problems in the electrical systems the overall car was well built. Any issues the car had when new were surely repaired by the time we purchased the one we got. The one we purchased was a '97, 91,000 miles, one owner and Carfax indicated this owner was religious on Dealer Maintenance. The car was impeccably "clean", inside, outside, underneath and under the hood. Everything was a 10 on a 10 scale. The dealer we purchased it from hadn't had a chance to even detail it yet. They had washed the exterior vacuumed and armor all's the interior. Thus far 4,000 miles later the car is perfect and exactly what we expected. Though it's no high performance car it's zippy and fun to drive. Handles well and is economical on gas. On the nice days we drop the top for more fun. Interesting enough the car has very little air noise. I've owned convertibles for over 30 years as well and nearly all have air noise or leak water. This car is nearly silent with the top up, very quiet and very little "blowing around" with the top down and it doesn't leak in heavy rain or even the car wash. We're looking forward to turning over 250,000 miles on this car. Which, with regular preventative maintenance it should reach with no problem.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

1997 VW Cabrio Convertible, Cute & Sexy ?Marilyn?

by Marilyn from Montrose CA on Wed Aug 23 2017

It makes sense to take advantage of this low cost option for a fun, cute, safe and practical ride. Perfect as a first car, backup commuter vehicle or a darling gift. Get smart and snap her up before someone else cranks the tunes and drives off into the sunset with her!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

This spring has been a great season for convertibles, cool and dry without the crushing heat that usually keeps tops up and air-conditioners cranked.

So a little Volkswagen Cabrio was a welcomed diversion, its wonderfully easy-folding top spending most of its time in the down position. Perky and loaded with fun-loving personality, the Cabrio also created something of a stir in our neighborhood.

Such as the girl next door, just graduated from high school, who rushed over to check out the car of her dreams. Or my sons' little buddies, who piled in for free carnival rides.

And a sunny afternoon drive out to Cave Creek, including some back-road side trips, was definitely enhanced by the Cabrio's... Read More