2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Volkswagen’s convertible is based on the front-drive platform used for the previous-generation Golf and Jetta, not the current models. The old school Cabrio is expected to continue the next two or three years before it switches to the current Golf/Jetta design.

One change of note on the 2000 models is that VW’s theft-deterrent ignition system is a new standard feature. It has to read the properly coded key before the engine will start.

VW updated the dashboard last year, giving the Cabrio a more user-friendly control layout and indigo blue illumination. The front seats are roomy for adults, and the two-place rear seat has enough space for two. Cargo space is meager, just eight cubic feet, and though the rear seatback folds, it provides only a small increase in usable capacity. Side-impact airbags for the front seats and anti-lock brakes are standard.

The Cabrio has a more rigid structure than some convertibles thanks in part to a fixed roll bar over the interior that helps stiffen the body. A manual-folding cloth top is standard on the GL model, and the more expensive GLS model comes with a power top.

Under the Hood
The 115-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder used in the Golf/Jetta does duty here, too. It teams with manual or automatic transmissions.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Rosie still run like a champ.

My car may be old, but I am still the envy of all the other 60 something yr. ole Sandwich ladies on top down days!! Many days I cruise to work with Simon & Garfunkle blasting tunes from my cassette player.


Love my new "silver fox"

Great mpg! 2.0 engine has great pep! Wonderful choice, great but, very happy!! Got her with very very low miles, cherry interior & exterior. The dealer was terrific as well.


Great car

It was in between a VW Golf with a sunroof or a VW Gti with a sunroof. Then I found basically the same car, but wait! Its a convertible!!! Great car really. I don't know about you, but need back support for long drives thats really the only thing I can find wrong with the car, seriously. Okay well maybe if the top was a little bit faster; if you plan on doing a 'top-down at a red light situation' you better start undoing the clamps the moment you are about to stop completely otherwise you may make it a little late and annoy the guy behind you because you didn't leave as soon as ya could've. Thats really it, my Cabrio has been very reliable and fun to drive to and from campus and my parent's place for the summer and winter. I could'nt imagine driving anything else!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
24 months/24,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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