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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Although independent crash test experts Euro NCAP have never tested the Golf Cabriolet, the body structure is rigid and the reinforced rollover bar gives added protection in the event of the car overturning. Safety equipment includes front airbags, ABS and an immobiliser, plus buyers can also specify an alarm, central locking and additional airbags at an extra cost, too.

Soft-tops are great fun, offering versatile motoring throughout the year and this one’s no different; looking great with the top down in the summer months. As with most two-door four-seaters, quick access to the rear seats can be difficult and a pain if you’re using them all the time. The boot is by no means as practical as the Mk3 Golf Hatchback on a day-to-day basis, but the 270-litre capacity is about the same size as its rivals and big enough to carry a couple of small suitcases.

Folding the rear seats down increases luggage capacity, but the hood - which is electrically powered on all but base models - restricts access to the boot, making loading awkward.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (94-01).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Avantgarde optional equipment
None available

Colour Concept equipment

Colour Concept standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Colour Concept optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steel wheels

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim