1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

The Volkswagen Vanagon for 1991 was virtually unchanged from the previous year's model. Several different trim packages were available for 1991, including the standard Vanagon, the Vanagon GL, the GL Camper, the Carat, the Multivan, and the limited-edition Wolfsburg Edition. All versions of the Vanagon were powered by a 2.1-liter water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 90 horsepower and included the Digifant fuel-injection system.

A four-speed manual transmission was standard, while a five-speed manual was standard on trim packages that included VW's Synchro all-wheel-drive system. A three-speed automatic transmission was optional. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was also equipped with rack and pinion steering, power-assisted brakes, and front and rear independent suspension.

Standard features for the Vanagon included front bucket seats, a rear window defogger, a padded instrument panel, a sliding side door, and a lockable glove box. The Vanagon GL added deluxe front seats, power heated mirrors, a rear window wiper, carpeting, and air conditioning, while the GL Camper added a stove, sink, refrigerator, storage cabinets, and folding stow-away tables.

The Carat added such features as the power door locks, privacy curtains, and power front windows, while the Multivan added a rear clothes locker and a two-person sleeping loft, among other features.

Generally, drivers agreed that the Vanagon was fun to drive, and cited its handling, roominess, durability, and versatility as positive points. However, many drivers also noted that the vehicle often needed frequent repairs, which could be expensive.

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Noisy, Very Noisy Fuel Pump

We had to replace our fuel pump -- age related, and got a bosch pump and now we have NOISE; not a rattle or anything just plain NOISE. We have a '91 Westy in great shape. I know this is common but h...

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Having Issues With Bleeding Coolant System

Blew a coolant hose, have been attempting to bleed at the radiator(and yes, the front end is elevated. It does not seem to be bleeding and the level of coolant in reservoir has not changed at all

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Exhaust Smoke, And Drop In Gas Mileage

I recently inherited a 1991 vanagon from a friend. The problem is, he said it ran great for a while, then he noticed the gas mileage droped by a bit and it the exhaust smokes alot. Apparently this hap...

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Can I Make The Engine Have More Nuts

my name is guy and im going to do something i think nobody-else did well...bigger cam ,port/polish,bigger t-body,and higher compression or turbo(it is a low compression motor) now my ? is will it stan...

166 views with 2 answers (last answer 9 years ago)

Has Anyone Modified Metal Rear Bumper 251 807 311d To Replace The Fiberglas...

I have a 1991 vanagon and would like to replace the fiberglass number. The bumper for sale say they do not replace the plastic ones. Except gowesty who says they will fit with modification. thank...

152 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 years ago)