1990 Volkswagen Vanagon User Reviews

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    1990 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Passenger Van Review
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    55

    Looker-larger Interior Than Most-surprising Ride. — Like it even though it is a bit expensive to maintain-water cooled, rear engine, never needed snow tires, superior people hauler, and always got the onlookers. There are very few and far between Volkswagen Vanagon vehicles that you can find to purchase that have been well maintained.***** And if you do,lots of $$$$$$$ will be needed.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Water cooled--good heat-super comfortable, and fantastic ride and visability.

    Cons: Touchy to maintain vehicle properly,and high cost for major repairs.

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    1990 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Camper Passenger Van Review
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    Great Car For The Right People. — So-So Performance, Excellent Build Quality, Styling Is Fabulous for a german car, Maintenance is pricey, along with fuel because vehicle is underpowered and heavy getting not very good fuel economy. The van is very fun to drive :). And remember, It's Not A Car, It's A Volkswagen :D

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

    Pros: Large Space, Ergonomic, Versatile.

    Cons: Maintenance Costs, Mechanical Design, Fuel Economy

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    1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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    Vw Vanagon — Love the car, but I have to work on it more than we actually get to drive it. If they put a good engine in it this would be an ideal family vehicle. But as it is the engine sucks.

    Pros: Everything except reliability

    Cons: Reliability

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    1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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    I Just Got It And It Will Be A Great Van Once I Get It Running — my van is great. it has enough power for me. i like how its so high and so close to the front. i dont like how u need a key to unluck the gas can, nor the trunk but what ever its all good.

    Owner for 0 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:2,000

    Cons: water cooled engines suck

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    1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Multi Van Passenger Van Review
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    Irreplaceable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — I have had this awesome van for 17 years....YIKES!!! approx 350000.00km/217000.00miles it has never left me stranded.

    Owner for 16 years, 9 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,500

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    1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

    Great Vw Carat Transporter Model Exterior Restored-- Last Of Its Kind By svensenVanagon91

    Overall this van is pretty reliable and easy to drive. It has good visibility and seats 7 comfortably. It is a great runaround car for kids and dogs etc. for the beach or weekend touring. Also, it has... Read More

    Love It By bpmor

    We love or 1991 Carat. Just back from 10 days camping down the coast. Roomy enough for camping gear and biking stuff we had a blast. The van is fun to drive and works out great for a couple on the ... Read More

    1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

    Buy One If You Can. By Chris

    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 h... Read More

    A Vehicle For Every Walk Of Life By Michael

    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 offroad... Read More

    1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

    Fun To Drive Bus With Ac By Coronajeep

    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 ho... Read More

    Ever Been Passed By A Vw Van On An On Ramp? By Litew8

    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 ... Read More

    1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

    Vw Westy By jennyfromPNW

    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

    The Bird By 1captain1

    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

    It's Not Just A Car ; It's A Volkswagen By VAUDImike

    Vanagons are a brick in the wind yet are suprisingly driveable. the 1.9L boxer 4 is capable of keeping up with traffic at 20 - 22 mpg. build quality is endorsed by quantity of survivors. 2nd & 3rd row... Read More

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