1999 Volkswagen Cabrio from North America
Loved every minute, but maintaining it is just too expensive
I have had this car for just over a year, and in that time, we have had to replace the muffler, struts, brakes and brake pads, and our newest addition to the list is the window regulator, which I am currently having serviced.
This car was my first, and I have loved driving it. I learned how to drive standard in this car, and I wish I did not have to part with it. Unfortunately, due to the fact that it costs anywhere from $300-$600 to replace each part, it has to be done. As much as I hate to admit it, this car is a money pit. Not one of their better models, but like I said, I loved every minute in this car, besides the cost of maintaining it. I figure, it's better to get out before I need to replace a clutch, or something even more costly.
I don't regret buying this car, as it was a great first car, despite all the issues we had. It is fun, it's adorable, it suited me perfectly, and it has a GREAT turning circle, which helps me a lot :)
Overall, I would perhaps purchase this car again, and just have it as a summer ride.
I will for sure miss my Edith, but it will definitely save us a lot of money. If you have the time and $$, I highly recommend this car, either for a daily drive, a project car, or just a summer car. It took me a long time to admit that I would be better off giving this car up.
It's wonderful on gas. I couldn't have asked for a better, more fun, first car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2012
Edith????? Can someone please explain why people give these cars human names?
This is the second VW Cabrio review in a week where the car was given a human name.
Mine is Heidi.
The closest I came to "naming" a car was with my 1970 VW Beetle that always smelled like gasoline (at least until I replaced ALL of the fuel lines as well as the gas tank itself). I ofter referred to it as "The HindenBug" as I figured it was bound to burst into flames someday. ;)