1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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There Are Times When I Wish I Still Had It - by Bob
 — My 2nd Brand New Car - 85 HP water boxer 4 speed manual. ROOOOOM - 200 cubic feet. You cannot imagine the stuff I carried in and on this thing. One time I had it loaded with over 100 wooden folding... Read More
My 2nd Brand New Car by Bob
 — 85 HP water boxer 4 speed manual (my last manual car). ROOOOOM - 200 cubic feet. You cannot imagine the stuff I carried in and on this thing. Tan with the Weekender Package (back seat folded flat t... Read More
It's Not Just A Car ; It's A Volkswagen by VAUDImike
 — Vanagons are a brick in the wind yet are suprisingly driveable. the 1.9L boxer 4 is capable of keeping up with traffic at 20 - 22 mpg. build quality is endorsed by quantity of survivors. 2nd & 3rd row... Read More

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

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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Is It Through That You Can Put A Ford Focus Engine In A Vw Vanagon With A T...

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Just Bought A 85 Water Cooled Fuel Injected Seems That It Has All The Probl...

wont run consistently,, constanly quiet or loses power , rough idle, bad milage, have replaced fuel pump 5 times, will then run about 200 miles, replaced computer, no one seems to know about this beas...

1,340 views with 9 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
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My Vanagon Stalls On The Road And Usually Will Turn Over After, But Not Sta...

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My Vanagon Starts When It Is Cold, However Occasionally When I Am Driving T...

I pull over and try to start it. There is lots of battery and it turns over but will not ignite. I try again every15 minutes up to about an hour or so. It usually starts again and I drive off....

55 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)
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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...

175 views with 6 answers (last answer 11 months ago)