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Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III, 1995-Early 2001
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Volkswagen specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top.
  • Original Factory Material: Cabrio Vinyl
  • Original Window: Glass
  • Original Colors: Black, White,  Blue, Grey
  • Alternate Materials: Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • Is My Car an Early 2001 Cabrio? The easiest way to tell is to look at your rear window. Does it have a rubber gasket around the rear window (click here to see)? If so, buy a top on this page. If not, click here to be routed to our Late 2001-2002 Cabrio page.
  • Shop with confidence: 6 year manufacturer warranty.

Have a question? Talk to us!


1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) Volkswagen Cabrio Top in Cabrio Vinyl in color of your choice

You will re-use your original window.

For: 1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Top
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$199.95
B.) A. ) Best Buy Do-it-Yourself Package! 
Add this package to your cart and you'll have the option of purchasing the Arrow Electric Stapler at a discounted price. 
Includes:
For: 1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Top
About Cabrio Grain Vinyl
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$249.95
Best Buy!
C.) MODIFIED-TOP PACKAGE: Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window.
Can't re-use your original window? This is the top for you. (A headliner will not work in this top. )
  • Package Includes:
  • Cabrio Vinyl Convertible Top with Plastic Rear Window
  • Hold Down Cables
  • Professional Grade Contact Cement
  • Cabrio Install Guide: 1995-early 2001
  • Rivet gun with 20 aluminium rivets
  • Convertible Top Pry Tool
  • Double-sided Tape
Note: You will not need a stapler to install this top.
For: 1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Top
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$393.95
Best Buy!
D.) LUXURY HAARTZ STAYFAST CANVAS CABRIO CONVERTIBLE TOP PACKAGE: This custom top has the highest wear rating and the most elegant look of all Cabrio tops. It's our highest quality Cabrio top and, of course, guaranteed to fit. You will re-use your original window
For: 1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Top
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$409.95
Best Buy!
E.) Luxury Haartz Stayfast Canvas Cabrio Convertible Top:

This custom top has the highest wear rating and the most elegant look of all Cabrio tops. It's our highest-quality Cabrio top, of course, guaranteed to fit. Re-use your original rear window.
 

For: 1995-Early 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III Convertible Top
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$379.95
Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
We can now rebuild most convertible top hydraulic lift cylinders. It is a rebuild of your original cylinders. We will send you a shipping label once purchased, so you can ship them to us. Once we receive them it usually takes 5 days for the rebuild process. Price is for each cylinder.

The rebuild service comes with a 6 month warranty from time of purchase.

$124.95
Convertible Top Motor Pump Rebuild/Repair Service.

1 year warranty. Please be aware we cannot send a call tags for international shipments. Please expect a minimum of 10 weeks for the pump to be returned

   Details...

$149.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Headliners
Description Price Buy!
VW Cabrio Convertible Headliner (Interior Roof Lining.)
Heavy Duty VW Headliner Cloth as Original.
Choose Black or Gray (original colors) Note: black not pictured.

VW Cabrio 95-02

$248.95


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
Step by Step illustrated manual for removing the old, and installing the 1995-2000 new top. (Included free with packages.)
$23.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$6.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$9.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Boots
Description Color Price Buy!
Convertible Top Boot in Ketan Boot Vinyl.
Fits 1995-2001 Volkswagen (VW) Cabrio, Rabbit, Golf III.


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$367.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95


Latches
Description Price Buy!
1995-2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top Latch, Driver Side
$82.95
1995-2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side
$82.95


Wind Deflector
Description Price Buy!
1994-04 Volkswagen Cabrio Mark 3 & 4, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:

  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
$374.95


Cables
Description Price Buy!
Pair of Convertible Top Side Tension Hold Down Cables.

VW Cabrio 1995-2002

$30.95


Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, White, Midnight Blue, Grey and Beige

Can I install my top?: Confident using an air-driven staple gun? Comfortable with contact cement? Then we believe you can install your own Cabrio top and save hundreds of dollars on labor costs! To install the Cabrio top, follow Volkswagen's specifications: Retain the glass rear window and hardware from the old top and transfer them into the new installation. Our 16-page 1995-2000 Cabrio Convertible Top Installation Manual can help. It's included in our Cabrio convertible top packages, order it here.

How do I choose a Cabrio top?: Volkswagen made changes to its convertibles in 1995. After 1995, the VW convertible may be referred to as a "Cabrio" or a "Golf III." The original Cabrio convertible top was the same Cabrio Vinyl as in the earlier VW tops.

Although similar to earlier Cabriolet tops, the newer Cabrio top has a slightly different geometry. The deck is wider and the front edge is stiffened with a plastic reinforcement. We offer four Cabrio convertible tops in four different convertible top fabrics. Here's what you need to know about our Cabrio convertible tops:

Luxury Top: Made of Stayfast Canvas, this custom VW Cabrio top has our highest wear rating. It also looks the most elegant of all VW Cabrio tops. The Haartz Stayfast Canvas is our highest quality Volkswagen Cabrio convertible top, and of course, it's guaranteed to fit. Want to buy our luxury Haartz Stayfast Canvas top? Click here.

Premium Top: Germanex makes a dealer replacement top in Cabrio Vinyl, which we refer to as our premium top. This Cabrio Vinyl top features the original heat-sealed seams, the front plastic stiffener and all other original detailing. No compromising steps are taken to reduce the market price of this premium top. Want to buy our premium Cabrio top? Click here.

Modified Top: Looking to save money? Consider our modified top, which is a Cabrio Vinyl top that comes with a plastic rear window sewn in. The top is intended primarily for restorers who have broken rear window frames or rotted rear window hardware, which they don't want to replace. These tops are custom-made to original geometry, but with the plastic rear window. They can therefore be installed without the original rear window framework and afterward the glass rear window is no longer part of the car. Want to buy the Modified Cabrio Top? Click here.

Buying Headliners You can re-use your old headliner on your new top if it's not deteriorated. Need a new one? Our Headliners are offered in original colors. The headliner is not included with the top; it is a separate part. Interested in a Cabrio headliner? Click here.

Hold Down Cables: We recommend replacing your hold down cables if the old ones are suspect. The hold down cables are listed with "Installation Supplies" and they are also available in our Cabrio convertible top packages. Cables are threaded through the cable pockets along the inner side edges of the top and they hold the top to the side frame and tension the top. Need new hold down cables? Click here.

Boots: We recommend that "boot vinyl" be the fabric of choice for replacement boots. Top fabrics such as pinpoint do not have the flexibility inherent in modern boot vinyl. Our Cabrio boots are offered in original black boot vinyl or white boot vinyl. This is a modern leather grained vinyl with a slight elasticity. The vinyl is the proper choice for modern convertible top boots. Ready to buy Cabrio boots? Click here
CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
We will be happy to quote you on a "true double texture vinyl" top. This is a pinpoint with a butyl rubber core, like our stayfast. Generally these tops are about 30 percent higher in price than the regular pinpoint version.
  • Sonnenland® (View) is a German-made 3-ply topping made up of an acrylic twill-weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a polyester "dobby backing." The dobby backing is a knit-like weave original to many high-end foreign cars. Customers who value originality over cost often pay top dollar for Sonnenland, just to have that authentic "dobby backing," seen only when you look up at the roof of your convertible top from inside your car. Sonnenland canvas is a top-of-the-line material original to various Audi, BMW, and Jaguar convertibles, among others. Sonnenland Canvas can vary in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance, but all Sonnenland Canvas promises elegance and long-lasting durability.
  • Twillfast® (View), also called Sonnendeck Canvas, is an American-made canvas - a cost-effective substitute for Sonnenland. Twillfast is usually a 3-ply topping (though some versions are 5-ply) with Polyester and/or Polyester/cotton backings. This material, original to certain Camaro, BMW, Mustang, and VW Beetle convertibles, among others, varies in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance. Twillfast Canvas is identical to Sonnenland Canvas - elegant and durable - only it's less expensive. This is a top-notch convertible top material, one we often recommend to savvy customers who like a good buy and a quality product.
  • Stayfast Canvas (View) is an elegant, durable canvas original to cars like the Mazda Miata and the Nissan 370Z. Stayfast is commonly used in replacement convertible tops. Stayfast canvas has an acrylic square weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a cotton backing. As with other canvases, the rubber core gives the fabric long-lasting durability. Stayfast canvas is a sleek, beautiful canvas, usually less expensive than Twillfast, but it does not have the dobby backing offered in Sonnenland and Twillfast (Sonnendeck). Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl.
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (View) is the most popular fabric. This vinyl design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.
  • Chrysler Sailcloth (View) is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.
  • Cabrio Grain (View) is also structurally equivalent to the pinpoint. It has a pigskin outer grain vinyl as original to Volkswagen Cabriolets from 1984 onward and to Mazda Miatas and Mercury Capris.
  • A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.

    This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
  • British Bison (also called Colonial Grain) (View) is the American made crush grain vinyl that imitates the much more expensive British Everflex vinyl original to many British convertibles. Color selection is limited. These are often referred to as 'crush grain' or 'leather grain' vinyls. They are structurally equivalent (wear rating) to the pinpoint, cabrio, and sailcloth vinyls.
  • British Everflex Vinyl (View) We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Colonial has the same texture but is less durable.
  • HV Denim (also called Twill Weave Vinyl) (View) is heavy duty sport material composed of a distinctive twill grain PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton blend inside lining fabric.
  • Trilogy Acoustic Vinyl (View) A heavyweight vinyl that is often used on SUVs like Jeep, because the two-ply composite has the capacity to reduce noise by about 20 percent compared to standard vinyls like Sailcloth. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars.
  • Haartz Twillfast RPC (View) This American-made canvas has a twill weave pattern and resembles German-made Sonnenland canvas. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. It is stronger and more durable than Stayfast Canvas and offers more sound protection. Haartz rates Twillfast RPC as a mid-level acoustic product, compared to the low-level sound reduction offered on other top materials like Stayfast


Parts in this category (Volkswagen Cabrio & Golf III) fit cars for years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.

We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.


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