Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problem Reports
Most Reported 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problem Reports
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.