2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
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Most fun and reliable car I've owned!

by from MINNEAPOLIS on August 20, 2017

Easily maintained and gets great gas mileage. A great car to actually work on my self. Enough room for 4 adults, the back seat is very comfortable.
Easily maintained and gets great gas mileage. A great car to actually work on my self. Enough room for 4 adults, the back seat is very comfortable.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Money Pit!

by from Lawrenceburg, IN on August 17, 2017

I purchased the used 2002 Volkswagon Cabrio convertible because I thought it was a great looking little car and I wanted a convertible to cruise around in. From the day I drove it off the lot, there ...
I purchased the used 2002 Volkswagon Cabrio convertible because I thought it was a great looking little car and I wanted a convertible to cruise around in. From the day I drove it off the lot, there were problems. The service engine light came on and I had to take it right back to the dealership. The dealership fixed the issue, but charged me more $$ because I hadnt purchased the extended warranty, BIG MISTAKE! A few months later, battery went dead and I had to have the vehicle towed to the VW dealership because you cant replace this battery like you could a normal car battery, it is connected with the computer system and must be reset by the VW mechanics. This cost over $200 and the mechanic informed me of several other issues that needed to be fixed or there would be problems in the future. 2 years later, transmission went out. This cost another $2000. After replacing the transmission, we sold the car for a 1/4 of what i paid for it and $$ for repairs, and the buyer informed me that there was now trouble with the speedometer. I would never recommend this car to anyone. I realize they do not make them anymore, I now know why. Cute car though... it had me at "Convertible".
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does not recommend this car

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Great fun!!!!

by on August 4, 2017

This car is fun to drive, since it is already fifteen years old it requires some TLC. It's like having a great dog, you love it, but it needs to be walked. The fun still out weighs any bother or exp...
This car is fun to drive, since it is already fifteen years old it requires some TLC. It's like having a great dog, you love it, but it needs to be walked. The fun still out weighs any bother or expenses.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

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Fun and Wonderful VW!

by from Plymouth on August 1, 2017

This car is a great car, Good gas mileage and a really fun car to drive! A great car to cruise around the lakes!
This car is a great car, Good gas mileage and a really fun car to drive! A great car to cruise around the lakes!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Leilani The Cabrio

by from Montpelier, VT on June 21, 2016

So I bought my 2002 Cabrio GLX just over a year ago. I love it. The car is so much fun to drive, I've taken this car on a couple 3-4 hour road trips and it's just such a fun, good looking car. I ha...
So I bought my 2002 Cabrio GLX just over a year ago. I love it. The car is so much fun to drive, I've taken this car on a couple 3-4 hour road trips and it's just such a fun, good looking car. I have 93,600 miles and there are some usual VW issues. A hose, valve cover gasket. Occasionally it'll have a rough idle. Some issues that aren't usual VW issues that I've had are the right front axle had to be replaced ($300), new muffler ($300), some circuitry issues causing the right rear tail light to go out frequently. Although the Cabrio has small issues that get annoying, it doesn't overrule the fun that comes with driving this car. I suggest this car to anybody who likes to have fun.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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LOVE MY CABRIO

by from Union CT. on January 19, 2014

I bought my 2002 Cabrio GLX with two years and 15000 miles on it. I love this car...will never sell it. I fix it when it needs fixin..I am lucky to have a wonderful VW guy close by. Has not been a pro...
I bought my 2002 Cabrio GLX with two years and 15000 miles on it. I love this car...will never sell it. I fix it when it needs fixin..I am lucky to have a wonderful VW guy close by. Has not been a problem ever! 5 speed...beautiful black leather interior, Marlin Blue. No problems with my ragtop but it is garaged....I would never keep a convertible outside. GREAT in the snow...studded snow tires and its a tank. hate the cupholders. Only complaints...never let it go. Cabeky
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Very good on gas and also a fun car to drive.

by from Maumee, Ohio on October 24, 2011

I traded this car in for my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. I am happy with this decision but this Cabrio was one of my best cars I have owned. It was in excellent shape when I purchased it in late ...
I traded this car in for my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. I am happy with this decision but this Cabrio was one of my best cars I have owned. It was in excellent shape when I purchased it in late 2004. I was diligent in keeping it that way. When I traded it in the dealer had no problems selling it right away and only had to recharge the air conditioner. It got great gas mileage up to 38 on the highway and 28 in the city. Front wheel drive was good in the winter, I won't be driving that crossfire in the winter. It had good pickup speed but it was not built for speed. It is a very good economical car and fun to drive with and without the top down.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Fun Lil Car

by from Parkville, MO on March 8, 2011

I love my Cabrio! I have about 60,000mi on her and she has come with issues, but what car that was built in 2002 won't?!? My issues were the motor in my windows went a little crazy and my sensors on m...
I love my Cabrio! I have about 60,000mi on her and she has come with issues, but what car that was built in 2002 won't?!? My issues were the motor in my windows went a little crazy and my sensors on my ABS went bad, other than that, I've had a smooth ride with her. Gas mileage is great with prices going insane, insurance on her isn't damaging being a convertible and she is small so it's great to manuever her in tight parking spots that a lot of cars these days can't dream of fitting into. This car does not scream luxury so if you're looking for a Lexus, this would be a wrong pick for you. This car is simple, fun and to the point, no real extras unless you want to count the heated seats. My a/c and heater work amazing, sound is great, however, if you ask my husband he wants to put after markets in her. Great summer or around the city car! She's not bad in the winter, haven't had any problems yet!!Have no intentions on ever getting rid of her, but do have plans to add the EOS to my addition! :)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Fun, cute, compact

by from NY on February 25, 2011

Had this car since it was new in '98. Never had any problems with it commuting 60 miles a day. A blast to drive in the summer with the top down. No mechanical issues but it did start rusting really ba...
Had this car since it was new in '98. Never had any problems with it commuting 60 miles a day. A blast to drive in the summer with the top down. No mechanical issues but it did start rusting really bad on the passenger side door and gas cap. Have over 160k miles and besides the rust, she runs wonderful. Love the 5 speed, engine is peppy but not super powerful and it gets 30+ mpg for me.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Better have a deep checkbook

by from Swanton, Vt on October 25, 2010

Purchased a 2002 auto Cabrio with 79000 miles. It's been in the shop 7 times in the first 1000 miles. Mostly warning light problems. Put exhaust and rear wheel bearing on, but that kind of stuff is ex...
Purchased a 2002 auto Cabrio with 79000 miles. It's been in the shop 7 times in the first 1000 miles. Mostly warning light problems. Put exhaust and rear wheel bearing on, but that kind of stuff is expected. Once you fix it, it's done. These light problems are very fustrating, next step is replace the computer that may be giving false info. Everything on a VW is expensive.Too bad it wasn't built by the Japanese, then it would work.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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