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Average User Score
4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 7 reviews
The 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon was powered with a 1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, thanks to a fuel-injection system called the Digi-Jet. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was also equipped with rack and pinion steering, power-assisted front disc brakes, and front and rear independent suspension.
Standard features for the Vanagon 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.
Generally drivers seemed particularly attached to their Vanagons, even though the vehicles could be problematic at times, requiring expensive repairs, drivers noted.
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Volkswagen Vanagon Questions
My 85 Vanagon Had A Larger Than Normal Oil Leak, Maybe From The Rod Tube O...
Always a small leak but this is a puddle! It's been sitting too, backed it in the barn to clean her up for camping season. When I removed the dipstick there seems to be too much oil and I have no id...
1985 Vanagan Won't Start When The Ambient Temperature Is Above 80 Degrees. ...
I can drive a short distance in hot weather, engine is not very hot, stop and try to restart and get nothing. It's as if the battery is totally dead. I wait until evening when the temperature is coo...
1985 Vanagon1.9liter Sluggish Gas Mileage Is Terrible
Won't accelerate no power gas mileage cut in half did tune up. Plugs distributor cap air filter fuel filter blows black smoke
What's The Best Method Of Accessing The Radiator In A 1985 Vw Vanagon?
I have no repair manual as I just recently purchased a 1985 VW Vanagon GL. Apparently there is a leak in the area of the radiator and I'm not sure if it's the radiator or one of the hoses. What is t...
Why Does My 85 Vanagon Want To Stall Without The A/c Fan On,,even Though Th...
even if the fan is turn to min.,,it idles perfectly, however when in the off position it wants to stall. why is this