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1989 Volkswagen VanagonReview
Chris writes:

Buy One If You Can. — One BAD ASS van. Come on its 4wd, 4 Speed with a Super Low creeper gear 6:1 gear ratio or something like that, I cant really remember. This van will go almost any were you want it to. I have never had a problem with it till I parked for 2 weeks and then something messed with the wiring on it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Its sweet and worth some good coin.

Cons: It has the typical VW wiring issues.

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1989 Volkswagen VanagonReview
Michael writes:

A Vehicle For Every Walk Of Life — A solidly built van with 90s looks (ok for me), handles well, easy to maintain and excellent offroad. All getting to the age of needing work now but thay have a character. The looks from other offroaders are amazing when you drive up in a camper and then leave them all behind!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: How many campers can you offroad and leave landrovers behind?

Cons: nowt

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

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Bought to be used as an occasional vehicle and it is great when used for that. We did use it as a primary vehicle for a short time and it was not ideal. Modified it a bit over time to include head-res... Read More

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

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Review By tomwhocares

the vanagon is a very desirable vehicle.... but most are very overpriced. most seem to think they can get a restored price for a vehicle with rust issues and extremely high mileage. Read More

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Love everything overall...great for camping quick get a ways, handles much better with the 15' tires & rims, Monroe gas shocks, although makes for a little rougher ride. I bought it from a VW Mechan... Read More

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