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.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

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
Color
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$259.95
B.) 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
Color
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$279.95
Best Buy!
C.) 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
Color
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$429.95
Best Buy!
D.) 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
Color
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$393.95
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.
 

Color:

As low as:
$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

Hydraulics

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
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.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed 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

Headliners

VW Cabrio Convertible Headliner (Interior Roof Lining.)
Heavy Duty VW Headliner Cloth as Original.
Choose Black , Gray or Beige in your checkout message.

VW Cabrio 95-02

$248.95


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
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

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

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

$26.95


Boots

Boots

Convertible Top Boot in Ketan Boot Vinyl.
Fits 1995-2001 Volkswagen (VW) Cabrio, Rabbit, Golf III.
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$397.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$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
$14.95


Latches

Latches

1995-2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top Latch, Driver Side
$82.95
1995-2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible Top Latch, Passenger Side
$82.95


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

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

Cables

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.


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