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Pick of the Day: 1996 Volkswagen Cabriolet, fun in the sun convertible

This 5-speed Cabrio can be your next summer car


(Editors note: This being the traditional deadline week for filing federal income taxes — yes, we realize that deadline has been extended this year because of the pandemic — nonetheless were focusing the Pick of the Day selections to vehicles being advertised for sale for four figures. The thought is that you might be getting enough of a refund to buy this 1996 Volkswagen Cabriolet, or after paying Uncle Sam, you might have enough left over to consider one of our other suggestions.)

The Pick of the Day is a 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio, VW’s compact and affordable convertible that replaced the beloved Beetle convertible when it hit the U.S. market in 1980.

“Drop the top and hit the power window switches to let in the sunshine and fresh air!” says the Palmetto, Florida dealer advertising the Cabrio on ClassicCars.com.

Building off the first-generation Golf’s popular features, the Cabrios were given a five-layer roof that folded down and a permanent roll bar attached to the B-pillar, giving the car its picnic-basket look.  

Volkswagen released the second and final generation Cabrio in 1995 with such modern upgrades as an optional power roof and rear glass window.

“These Cabrios and Rabbits have really gained in popularity in recent years as people have discovered how dependable, fun and economical they are,” the dealer says.

This manual drop-top convertible is powered by a 2.0-liter engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and is equipped with power steering and power disc brakes.

“Rated at 28 MPG on the highway, this beauty won’t break the bank and makes for a great daily driver, weekend commuter, or even first car,” the dealer mentions.

The interior, upholstered in beige cloth, features a Pioneer CD player with an AUX input and air conditioning – the perfect pair for a road trip to the beach.

“Bucket seats and floor shifted 5-speed manual give this Cabrio a sporty feel, and nice options list will leave you satisfied,” the dealer notes.

If you’ve been searching for a fun summer drive, this clean Cabrio is a great candidate offered at $6,995.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


  1. Please let me know if the car is still available
    and the the chance to test drive the Unit.
    My cell is 786-357.4248

  2. Not to be sexist but, if ever there was a women’s car, this was it, This was a very popular car in southern California back in the 90’s and you never saw a male driving one………….never


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