2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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of the 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio. Base trim shown.

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Overview

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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.

Interior
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.

Exterior
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
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.

Interior
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.

Exterior
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

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(3.6)
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Reliability
(3.8)
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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Rosie still run like a champ.

by RosieredVW on August 13, 2017

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 ... Read full review

(4.0)

Love my new "silver fox"

by Silver fox from Upstate ny on September 8, 2014

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. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio currently has 1 recall

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cabrio received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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