I almost bought today a 1992 VW Cabriolet automatic with 110000.
The guy is asking $500.00 for the car. The good is the paint is in very good shape, the same with the top cover, seats and interior panels. It shifts very well for an automatic and drives very smoothly. If I buy it this would be my first convertible.
The car was driven all the way from New Hampshire to FL without any problems.
The bad, the A/C does not work, the heater only blows through defrost, other settings does not vent.
There is some weird noise on the fuel pump (although it is brand new), he changed it but still sounds very loud, more so when it heats up. I think it is a clogged filter inside the tank making it work to much. He states the fuel pump inside the tank must be changed as if the car has two, but I know at least that those cars is outside the tank and is only one, underneath the rear passenger seats.
The front rotors need replacing and the radiator gauge does not work, the radio needs to enter the code as it shows the classic ERR bla bla that one must enter if the battery is removed, he does not know the code. So the radio is useless until a code is found.
What is holding me back is I do not know anything about VW and less so about Cabrios. The car looks super cool, but I am just terrified of german engineering. Last Jetta I had there was no way to get rid of check engine light and ended losing a lot of money on its sale.
Here are a few pics on how the car looks like (this is not the car...) but is very similar>
Like stated this is not the car, just a representation on how it looks like, the one he sells DOES NOT have aluminum wheels, has hub caps. The paint is red and almost on the same condition with no dents.
Does anyone have experience on these cars?
What do you think about the purchase?