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Fun To Drive Bus With Ac — Fun to drive overall, and got decent enough mileage too! especially on trips! With plenty of room to lay down, tools, toys or luggage for a trip. Could use a console of some kind or at least cup holders though, a roof rack too maybe, since the model i had didn't have a pop up deal

Pros: Plenty of room inside, and comfortable to0 for trips!

Cons: A little underpowered for a 4 cyl, and the AC never worked, didn't have a roof rack or a 5th gear, no cup holders or center console (Dog house) either Transmission messes up though

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Ever Been Passed By A Vw Van On An On Ramp? — I like it a lot! The Subaru SOHC 16V non-interference engine is bullet proof and matches up to the Vanagon 4 Spd perfectly. If you like, you can drive in 3rd gear at 70 mph. Cruising at 90 mph at sea level is comfortable.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: 30.47 MPG Hwy. Sleeper in more ways than one. Handling, yes handling.

Cons: Uh?

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Not A Vanagon .... A T25 Panel Van.... It Was The Only Way To Get It Into My Cars — cant decide wether to make it into the A team van or scooby doos mystery machine........ at the moment its in my garage with a horrible tapping sound coming from the engine :( i might as well give it a service

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

Pros: BIG

Cons: paint

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My House On Wheels! — 1988 Volkswagen Vagon Westfalia. 2.1L pushes this box down the road. It's a full camper that sleeps four. Complete with LP fridge, stove top and sink. Fun included!

Pros: It's sweet!

Cons: Don't have enough time to go camping!

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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Buy One If You Can. By Chris

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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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The Bird By 1captain1

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