This is an amazing little car! I am on my second one now and I absolutely love it, she's my pride and joy. These cars are great for anyone who likes that classic but fun feel. The interior is great. It is by far nicer and better than those new Fords and Dodges that look like Rubbermaid made the dashes. This car is true German quality, they don't make them like this any more. The interior is a mix of fabric and a leather like material, which give the car a quality feel.
The engine is of course, very VW. Yes, it occasionally needs work done, but in the long haul, this is a good, practical and reliable engine that cannot be killed. The fuel mileage is pretty good, especially for a car as old as it is.
But of course the best part of this car is that the roof comes off!!! Who doesn't love cruising around with the top down? This is one of those cars that you don't have to customize or do anything to, it'll get looks on its own! The circular headlights and chrome bumpers give the car a perfect oldskool look and feel! And the roof, when it's needed, is insulated quite thick.
One downside of the convertible Rabbits is the trunk space. There isn't much, but it's pretty decent for a convertible. The important thing though is that I can fit my 12" subwoofer inside!
This really is a fun car. I love to drive mine, and I think anyone who gets the chance to drive one will love it to. They have so much personality, and who doesn't love the classic VW Rabbit? However, I wouldn't recommend one of these cars to just anyone. The mechanically injected engine isn't like engines nowadays, and unless you're a VW nut, it could be tricky to work on (*note* some do come carbureted). And if you don't do your own work, I would strongly suggest finding a reliable mechanic who specializes in Volkswagens. Parts can be tricky to come by, but are often still out there.
All in all, if you like the classic look of an older car, the originality and character of a VW, and something reliable and fun, the 1985 Cabriolet is just for you! :)