Timing Belt and engine type on 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio

The timing belt in my 96 VW cabrio broke and I'm trying to decide if it's worth fixing. Can anyone tell me if it is an interference or non-interference engine? Thanks

by in Richmond, VA on November 09, 2010
1 answer
ANSWER by on November 14, 2010
My reference show that it's an interference engine. Very likely there's significant internal damage to the engine. You may do well to check out a guaranteed used engine and put a new timing belt and water pump on it before it goes into the car. Here's a directory link for you: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=23236&car_brand_names=Volkswagen