1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview


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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon

The Volkswagen Vanagon got a slight bump in power for 1984, which was a good thing, since previous models had been considered underpowered. The '84 Vanagon was powered by a 1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, up from 67 hp for the previous year. The engine featured a fuel-injection system called the Digi-Jet.

The rear-wheel-drive Vanagon was equipped with rack and pinion steering, power-assisted front disc brakes, and front and rear independent suspension, as well as a sliding side door and a liftgate at the rear.

Standard features also included reclining front bucket seats, a rear window defogger, three-speed windshield wipers, an electric windshield washer system, vinyl upholstery, and a four-speaker sound system. A Vanagon VL version added velour upholstery, folding arm rests for each seat, tinted glass, a rear window wiper/washer, and a premium sound system.

A Vanagon Camper was also available. It was equipped with a pop-up roof, a stove, kitchen cabinet and sink, a swivel table, and refrigerator. Air conditioning was available as an option.

Most drivers seemed to love their Vanagons, though some admitted it was a love/hate relationship. While drivers appreciated the vehicle's functionality, roominess, and handling, they also pointed out that it often needed frequent repairs, which could be expensive, and that parts were sometimes not readily available.


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