Not only does it look much like its five-door cousin but it also drives like it. Overall As long as you know what you're getting, the Golf Cabriolet shouldn't disappoint. An alternator should be close to £50. A windscreen should be in the region of £90. Replacement Parts approx based on a 1998 Golf Cabriolet 1. In fact, the quality of the Golf was on a par with its sister Audi A3 from the year before. Models Models Covered: 2dr Cabriolet 1.
Naturally, it also gets features like traction control, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Standard kit includes seven airbags, the auto rollbars, electronic stability control plus a host of anti-slip wizardry, and the simple ability to be nimble and stable enough to hopefully avoid a prang in the first place. Transmission options - six-speed manual gearbox for petrol units and five-speed unit for diesel variants. All models get alloy wheels and a 6. Unfortunately it was also looking a bit dog-eared by 1998 when bold designs such as the Ford Focus were starting to hit the market.
Car safety The Golf Convertible has a wide range of safety devices as standard, including side, front and curtain airbags, a rollover protection system and anti-whiplash head restraints. The appearance of the trim materials is very good, with quality plastics and fabrics used throughout the cabin. As a used buy a Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet of any year is a sound bet. The Golf has had an impressive reliability record and the entire range has yet to spawn any significant faults. Parking The car's bonnet slopes away at the front while the rear has a relatively small window with the roof up, which can make parking a challenge until you're fully familiar with the Golf's dimensions. If torsional rigidity isn't all it could be then the car's ample weight certainly stand it in good stead on motorways where its high speed stability and resistance to crosswinds is excellent. However, with the roof folded rear vision is much improved.
The level of standard equipment is also good, too. Nor does the hood mechanism which, when down, sits proud of the bodywork, hindering rearward visibility. Although costing slightly more than its rivals, the price difference showed when it came to luxury and upmarket feel. The Volkswagen Golf has been the family hatchback of choice for many British drivers for decades. The two-door, four-seat Golf Cabriolet is one of the best cabriolets of the 1990s. It's also smooth and very quiet.
While a convertible always offers compromises, whether its practicality or performance, the Golf offers fewer of these than some other drop tops. The taillights and bumpers are also borrowed and the result is a much sleeker on-road presence. The Golf Cabriolet was finally deleted from Volkswagen's line up in early 2003. All the materials used inside feel solid and well put together, while the exterior design is typically understated. What You Get Buying a Mark Three and a Half Cabriolet means getting the late shape nose with the same 'sparkling' four circle headlights that set off the Mark Four hatch. Well, as you might expect, the car is as strong as ever on this front. Costs Running costs for the Golf Convertible are likely to be surprisingly average, thanks to the modest thirst of the petrol and diesel engines.
The latter has to be manually deployed and is placed behind the front occupants to do its job. I love the way the car looks and it just needed minor repairs to the interior. One drawback is the cumbersome hood stowage and roll over hoop which can make accurate reverse parking a little tricky. All seemed well until the prospective purchaser was given an overwhelming sense of dej vu when they dropped into the drivers seat. Three different engines were initially available, a 1. She's got nothing on the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. Our favourites are the 123bhp 1.
With a Mark Three dash looking back at them, the penny soon dropped that this version was merely one of the cleverest facelifting jobs ever. Inside, however, the changes are much less pronounced, mainly because Volkswagen has had to retain the old Mark Three model's dashboard. We've listed all relevant models here. Three different engines were initially available, a 1. Although its sleek nose looked for all the world like a current Mark Four Golf, it was in fact the equivalent of a motoring Botox'n'laser job, for beneath the fresh face was the tried and tested Golf Mark Three.
It also adopts the corporate 'look' of the rest of the range inside and out. Volkswagen is one such firm with its Golf Convertible. A replacement headlamp is close to £65. Vdub — performance- awesome acceleration, great braking, good handling, built quality- never needed body repair, has had upgrates, curretly needs a power steering rack and a front wheel bearing, appearance- black on black, leather interier, custom rear plate holder. As a used buy a Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet of any year is a sound bet.