4th Gen (1999 – 2002) Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

The 4th generation of the Cabrio has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.17. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1999–2002 Cabrio model years have sent in 15 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (40%) followed by the exterior (13%) and the interior (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2002 1
2001 10
2000 1
1999 3

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