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    Thread: New Golf 6 Cabriolet Revealed

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      02-23-2011 11:27 AM #1


      Back in 2002 Volkswagen discontinued production of its Golf-based convertible, the Cabriolet. And at least at that point, the German automaker didn't have any open-air models on offer at all, to the chagrin of Volkswagen enthusiasts who were blessed to be living in nicer climates.

      That is until today.

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      02-28-2011 11:39 AM #2
      I like it, but it's a bit too close to the EOS and the roll over hoop would have made it a bit more distinctive, while also being a link to past Cabrios.

      Although, I'm sure its added cost and complexity to the vehicle - the trade off might have been weight savings?

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      03-04-2011 02:10 PM #3
      I like it.

      GTI meet EOS.

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      03-04-2011 08:22 PM #4
      I don't want the boring looking hard-top 200HP Eos, and I don't want the too-cute little beatle convertible that I has no trunk space. While I wish this Golf Cabriolet was even more distinctive looking (more Cabrio-looking) than it is, I want this car. How can we get it to the states?

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      03-06-2011 08:23 AM #5
      This car really needs to come to the US. I'd throw money down right now for one....VOLKSWAGEN ARE YOU LISTENING???
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      03-15-2011 03:41 PM #6
      it needs to say cabrio on the back!!!!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Saves View Post
      hes probably still sitting in his drivers seat slouched over, unconcious after trying to pull straight up so hard on the shift knob that his hand slipped off, whacking him in the face hard enough to put him to sleep for 4-6 hours.
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      03-25-2011 12:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by zachass o2 View Post
      it needs to say cabrio on the back!!!!!
      Oh God no, it should stay a Golf convertible as they have always been in Europe. I'm sick of VW of America's badge engineering experiments.

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      03-25-2011 01:04 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by aoj2108 View Post
      Oh God no, it should stay a Golf convertible as they have always been in Europe. I'm sick of VW of America's badge engineering experiments.
      i never knew they said that in europe, but now knowing this THEY NEED TO SAY GOLF CABRIO ON THE BACK!!!!
      ive always wondered why they werent called golf at all because thats what theyve always been just with a rag top.....
      Quote Originally Posted by Saves View Post
      hes probably still sitting in his drivers seat slouched over, unconcious after trying to pull straight up so hard on the shift knob that his hand slipped off, whacking him in the face hard enough to put him to sleep for 4-6 hours.
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      03-26-2011 11:01 AM #9
      I like it, but is VW gonna have the EOS and cabriolet now?

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      03-30-2011 03:05 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by zachass o2 View Post
      i never knew they said that in europe, but now knowing this THEY NEED TO SAY GOLF CABRIO ON THE BACK!!!!
      ive always wondered why they werent called golf at all because thats what theyve always been just with a rag top.....
      In Europe...
      Mk3 = Golf Cabriolet (very rare badge to come across)

      Mk3.5 = Golf (Just a regular Mk4 Golf badge)

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      03-30-2011 05:31 PM #11
      badges badges who cares its missing the good ol roll bar that every single one has had it looks like a shorter eos
      "...we do recommend these for race applications, or those who are just a little off in the head."

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      04-04-2011 12:06 AM #12
      I really like it..I think they should have kept the rollover bar. It is distinctive, adds body rigidity etc..the eos is nice, but just stupid expensive. So I hope this one can come in at a reasonable starting cost. Maybe then, it will be a success.

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      04-29-2011 06:54 PM #13
      I agree it does look just like the EOS, so I take it they will discontinue the EOS?

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      05-10-2011 04:24 PM #14
      Take it from a seasoned Cabby driver, I love the roll bar and I can't see myself buying one of these ever. The bar is what made the cabrio. I'll agree that it looks like an EOS.

      However, if it had said roll bar, I'd consider =] I'm more likely to buy an Mk4 GTI though. meh. do what you will, I'm not about to change anyone's mind.

    15. 06-02-2011 03:54 PM #15
      For some awesome reason I couldn't create my own thread but I just saw this article in my Lougle feed on my phone and my jaw dropped.

      http://blog.caranddriver.com/volkswa...rsee-festival/


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      06-02-2011 06:17 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mmmGadgets View Post
      For some awesome reason I couldn't create my own thread but I just saw this article in my Lougle feed on my phone and my jaw dropped.

      http://blog.caranddriver.com/volkswa...rsee-festival/

      true frigging dike car... two things saturn look out and two where can i get one so i can put a hoop bar on it and beat the sh*t out of some ricers!!!
      "...we do recommend these for race applications, or those who are just a little off in the head."

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      06-02-2011 09:45 PM #17
      seems kind of long doesn't it?

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      06-03-2011 04:38 PM #18
      From The Car Lounge:

      Quote Originally Posted by omoderncultureo View Post
      ^That version, I like.
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    19. 06-03-2011 05:46 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Pitz585 View Post
      I agree it does look just like the EOS, so I take it they will discontinue the EOS?
      Doubt it, the Eos just had a refresh, plus it has the folding hardtop.

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      06-08-2011 11:55 AM #20
      It's a tiny Eos

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      06-09-2011 04:56 PM #21
      i want one

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      06-10-2011 03:20 AM #22
      I don't like it. The prick who signed off on this should be shot, and they should scrap the car.

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      06-17-2011 03:16 PM #23
      It's a Jetta coupe! If it was a hard top non-convertable that is...

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      06-22-2011 02:46 PM #24
      Do you die if this rolls over?

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      06-22-2011 07:57 PM #25
      Looks nice!

    26. 06-23-2011 12:12 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by aoj2108 View Post
      In Europe...
      Mk3 = Golf Cabriolet (very rare badge to come across)

      Mk3.5 = Golf (Just a regular Mk4 Golf badge)
      Late Mk1s in Canada were also badged as "Golf Cabriolet", presumably from 1985-1993 when the Rabbit name was dropped.

      EDIT: Found a pic of which I speak:
      Last edited by gti_matt; 12-06-2011 at 03:18 PM.

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      06-29-2011 03:33 PM #27


      THIS is a WIN^
      the Golf cabby is a faill

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      07-14-2011 07:01 PM #28
      ......why dont they have this in the us.....
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      07-15-2011 11:01 AM #29
      I wonder how many people who say "OMG! I'M BUYING ONE!! OMG THEY BETTER BRING IT!!!" will actually go out and buy one if they came out?

      Money talks. Bullsh*t drives broken, rusty mk3's
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

    30. 07-19-2011 05:53 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by GruuvenNorth View Post
      I wonder how many people who say "OMG! I'M BUYING ONE!! OMG THEY BETTER BRING IT!!!" will actually go out and buy one if they came out?

      Money talks. Bullsh*t drives broken, rusty mk3's
      VW's recent history has been show a cool concept, get tremendous (positive) feedback and then wuss out in bringing it to market.

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      I've personally put my $$ where my mouth is, I said I would buy a 25th AE/GTI 337 when it came out and I did, I also said I would buy a MKIV R32 (and championed that cause since 2002) and did.

      I would've bought a Concept R if VW released it here.
      I would've entertained the thought of the GX3 if they brought it here.
      I am still hoping that they will bring the Bluesport out over here.

      I like the Golf Cabrio especially in the GTI and R versions, I live in South Florida and wouldn't mind a nice quick convertible, and would consider one of these if they were to bring them over, but considering VWs track record I'm not holding my breath.

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      07-21-2011 06:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by gizmopop View Post
      VW's recent history has been show a cool concept, get tremendous (positive) feedback and then wuss out in bringing it to market.




      I've personally put my $$ where my mouth is, I said I would buy a 25th AE/GTI 337 when it came out and I did, I also said I would buy a MKIV R32 (and championed that cause since 2002) and did.

      I would've bought a Concept R if VW released it here.
      I would've entertained the thought of the GX3 if they brought it here.
      I am still hoping that they will bring the Bluesport out over here.

      I like the Golf Cabrio especially in the GTI and R versions, I live in South Florida and wouldn't mind a nice quick convertible, and would consider one of these if they were to bring them over, but considering VWs track record I'm not holding my breath.


      I'm with you, specially on the GX3. I still dream about that thing...

      I followed the MKIV R32 for over a year and got a new one, and I was ready to buy a GX3 if it would have made it. VW is a great teaser, but falls flat on its face.
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    32. 08-25-2011 04:40 PM #32
      If VW will produce a golf cabriolet and it will be accesible in comparison to other brands, then it will be a succes for VW......
      I like this picture



      Image source: http://www.automotorblog.com/vws-gol...rs-production/

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      08-31-2011 01:23 PM #33
      VW should dump the eos for this cabby. The Cabrio will appeal to a to boarder market and most of all this cabrio will open more wallets. Wake UP VW!!!

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      09-29-2011 02:56 PM #34
      roll bar

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      09-30-2011 10:36 PM #35
      All that its missing is the slight raise in the back like in the Cabrio, the roll-bar (it just isn't a Cabriolet without it) and to shave a few pounds on the sides. A manual-everything model would be pretty cool, and gives it a lower price. Talking about manual, I prefer a manual top over power, but if it isn't that much of a $$ difference then... sure I'll take it. Other than that, freaking nice

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