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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet still exists abroad, but for drop top VW fans in the US, the two choices offered are the Beetle Cabriolet and the soon to be extinct Eos. For years, the Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet carried the torch in this market niche, bringing the charm of the old Beetle Cabriolet into the front-engined, water-cooled era. While they carry the stigma of being a car for the fairer sex, these Cabriolets offer a lot of fun for not much money. This 1990 Cabriolet for sale in Missouri was brought to our attention from our reader Albert, and has yet to break 50,000 miles.

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Year: 1990
Model: Cabriolet
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 47,000 mi
Price: $7,000

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ONLY 47,000 miles! Original owner. Mint inside and out. No rust, no tears, etc. Never wrecked. 5 speed manual transmission, power windows. Garaged, 3rd car. Only driven in convertible weather. A quick and sporty head turner. Still a blast to drive after all these years!


The Mk1 Volkswagen Cabriolet is a collector car for the proletariat. It’s not fast or exotic, but it’s harder to find a German convertible for much less. Find a good one, and it can be a reliable and economical daily driver, as well. Or, as the current owner has, buy it and store it at the beach house for use on sunny days. We saw a 1987 Cabriolet Wolfsburg Edition with 28k miles sell for $6,500 last August. Given the later year but higher mileage, the price on this one is pretty much on the mark.