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Volkswagen Vanagon Model Overview

Volkswagen Vanagon Cars

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
68 pictures
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
19 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon
22 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
62 pictures
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon
86 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon
16 pictures
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon
20 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon
10 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon
39 pictures
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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Questions

adkumlea
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Water Level And Battery Condition Display Panel In Westfalia

Water level and battery condition display lights not working properly.

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Miguel Khoury
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What's My Vanagon Worth?

I have a 1988 Vanagon GL. Second owner. The van was t-boned in a fender bender many years ago, and because of the damage to all three main side panels, the insurance claimed it was a total loss. The...

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bob1951
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Hydrolic Clutch

Hi I'm new to this site. I'm trying to help a friend that has a 1990 camper van with hydraulic clutch problems. It doesn't release completely. Hard to get into gear. He has bled the system still no he...

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MateoJuice
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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...

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joshbygosh
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My 82 Westy Turns On Run Then After Awhile The Battery Light And The Oxygen...

Starts, heats up then the Battery and oxygen sensor comes on?

36 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

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.