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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012002

Cabrio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles


The top on my 1998 VW Cabrio has dried out and is cracking due to a defect in the manufacturing in the vinyl used for the top. VW has refused to replace it even though I know 3 other owners locally with the same exact year/car/problem.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Glove box door out of order.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

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