2000 Volkswagen Cabrio from North America


Although cute, I would only want my enemies to purchase a Volkswagen Cabrio


Alternator has gone out twice. Once at 18,000 and then at 32,000.

A/C has been repaired 3 times.

Fuel system problems with many components.

Many, many electrical problems.

In the two and a half years, the car has been in for unscheduled service nearly 20 times.

General Comments:

My wife wanted this car because it was cute. I have never personally encountered a new car with so many problems.

Volkswagen seems to have no concern for the problems encountered with this vehicle. They seem to have more loopholes in their pathetic excuse for a warranty than I can count.

In addition, this car seems to be designed so that repairs must be made by a mechanic. I have never in my life seen a front brake assembly so difficult to work with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2002

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0 from North America


Sweet car with many minor issues


The ignition switch went bad (meaning the brake lights would stay on and wipers would not work.).

Hand rests on both sides are peeling.

The leather on arm rests in back are separating from car.

The drivers side molding continues to fall off.

The air conditioner light is burned out.

My black leather seats are turning red and developing cracks, even though I take very good care of them.

When car is running the idling doesn't sound healthy, it sounds as if the car may cut out. The dealership would not do anything about it, assuring me that it will not cut out.

General Comments:

The car is cute and so much fun to drive.

It receives so many compliments and so much attention from other motorists.

The dash lights up an awesome bluish-purple.

The driving is smooth and the steering is tight.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

10th Oct 2006, 23:55

When your car was idling rough did anything ever happen, or did it just continue? I just had my transmission rebuilt and now it is idling heavy and I am trying to figure out what could be wrong.

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 4 cylinder 2.1 from North America


Poor reliability outweighs cuteness


Clutch failed completely at 15000 miles and at 33000 miles.

Center console lights have failed 4 times.

Interior light failed once.

Interior side panels peeling away.

Carpet in back had to be redone.

Latch on back seat had to be fixed.

Trunk light had to be fixed.

General Comments:

It's a cute car, love to drive it, unfortunately I don't get to very often because it's always in the shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th July, 2002