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Volkswagen Vanagon Model Overview

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon
14 pictures
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon
14 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon
15 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
35 pictures
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon
40 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1983 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon
20 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon
7 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon
35 pictures
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

Questions

mcp19611961
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Motor Shuting Down Its Thinks It Hot Bit Its Not

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harvola1
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My 1985 Westy Is Great Except For It Randomly Doesn't Start.

It sounds like it's not getting spark, fuel or oxygen. the mechanics at the old volks home are baffled. It's a random thing, but once it doesn't start, i have to wait 2-3 hours before it might start...

25 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
timmys51
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Engine Stops Wen On The Road?

I have a 1982 VW Vanagon which runs great most of the time. Lately when I'm driving down the road the engine just stops, no warning it just quits running. I've checked the spark and fuel while it idle...

1,704 views with 10 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Chrismb
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87 Vanagon Heater Wont Shut Off Completely

when the heater controls are "off" position, heat still enters cab. what is the fix?

31 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Jangmz
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Car Overheated - Need Good, Honest, Repair Tech In Ventura, Ca 93003

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About the Volkswagen Vanagon

Introduced in 1980, the Volkswagen Vanagon was designed as a replacement for the Microbus, which was VW's first van. (The Microbus had been around since 1950, and was showing its wear.) The rear-wheel-drive Vanagon, also known as the Type 2 T3, the T25 (in Great Britain), and the Transporter or Caravelle (in Europe), could carry seven to nine passengers.

In its first three years, it was equipped with a 67-horsepower, 2.0-liter, air-cooled four-cylinder engine with fuel injection. In mid-'83, the Vanagon's engine was upgraded to a 1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, and a Digi-Jet fuel-injection system was employed. Another engine overhaul was introduced in 1986, when the Vanagon got a 95-horsepower, 2.1-liter water-cooled four-cylinder engine with an updated fuel-injection system called the Digifant. That would continue to be the Vanagon's powerplant throughout its run, which ended in North American in 1991.

Over the 11 years it was in production, the Vanagon came in a number of different trim packages, including the standard Vanagon, the higher-end Vanagon GL, the Vanagon Camper, the GL Camper, the Vanagon Carat, and the limited-edition Wolfsburg Edition. Models with VW's Synchro all-wheel-drive system were also available.

While drivers were generally very loyal to the Vanagon, citing its roominess, sportiness, handling, and uniqueness as positive points, many offered words of caution to prospective owners, suggesting that the vehicle needed careful maintenance to prevent expensive repairs.