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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper Passenger Van Review
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Love It — vw vans are funand you really either love them or hate them, I love the way it drives, fun, gets a lot of looks, went to a Nascar race it and camped at track, couldn't believe how many people took pictures of it.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: love the van, camper works great,

Cons: parts are getting hard to get, and electrical problems are really hard to settle

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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Review
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Very Good As A Camper For Two People — See comments above but as a camper it is very practical. Replacel all parts with VW recommended products to give it longer life. The internet shopping now makes it easy to get replacement parts. One will also have to find a VW Garage which understands this type of vehicle. It is a fun vehicle to own

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent vehicle for two with the high price for fuel

Cons: Not heated properly for the cold spring and fall in Canada.  Not advisable to use this vehicle in the Canadian winter

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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Review
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Ready For Anything! — This is a fun car to drive and it has everything including the kitchen sink! Well designed German car and fuel efficient. Sleeps 4 adults and with the original side tent it can sleep an additional 10! This is not a putt putt car it can keep up with the best of them as long as you know how to shift going up hills and on curves. Front seats swivle and have their own table for socializing with the back seat. Bench seat folds down to make a nice comfortable bed with it's own swing out table for eating or plugging in your computer and turn it into your office! The refrigerator even has a mini ice tray and works perfectly to keep all your goodies nice and cold and can run off of propane or electric. Two stainless steel burners and sink are in perfect condition to take care of whipping up some gourmet eggs and cleaning up the mess! Plenty of compartments for dishes and pots and pans, two pantry's, closet for properly hanging up your clothes and the bench seat opens up for lot of camping storage. Lots of cubbie holes everywhere for fishing poles and tools and books etc. It's your own private get away vehicle! Good on gas and has a locking gas cap! Extras like mosquito nets and curtains and dividers give privacy and comfort. Pop up top sleep 2 adults and also has a cargo bucket to hold tents or ??? If you love camping and adventures you would absolutely love this car! 1982 Air Cooled Westy Campervan!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great car and lots of fun = see discription in the review

Cons: could use a fresh paint job and some repairs in the pop up tent, but other than that it's an excellent Westy!

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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Review
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82' Vw Vanagon Westfalia — Performance- Whats that? This thing is powered by a 67 hp 2.0 liter Air-cooled engine and its an Automatic. So yeah its slow. Build Quality- Like a ROCK! Believe me, if you wreck into something with this you will be the winner. Appearance- Its A VW Camper Bus... Whats more to say?!? Cost of ownership- Gas Mileage kinda sucks 15 mpg. Fairly low maintenance, its Air-cooled so no worries about Anti freeze, radiators, hoses and belts. Fun Factor- Yeah its fun as hell to drive. Gets looks everwhere and the best part is... its a Camper.

Pros: Super Cool Camper, big inside, quite inside.

Cons: Really underpowered.

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Buy One If You Can. By Chris

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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Fun To Drive Bus With Ac By Coronajeep

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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Vw Westy By jennyfromPNW

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Great For Burning Man By huertat

It's been a real good van, just need something smaller. Kids have grown and going off to college. I just drive it back and forth to work. It's been real realiable, i know someone can have some real f... Read More

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