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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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Great Vw Carat Transporter Model Exterior Restored-- Last Of Its Kind — 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 a cargo rack rooftop, hitch, interior pop-up table, bench seat conversion to queen size bed, and an add-on screened-in tent for the sliding door opening. Not equipped like the full camper but a lot more affordable if you're a VW enthusiast or want a collectible vw to drive on the weekend...1991 is the last year these were made.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: easy to drive, spacious, versatility

Cons: slow on hills, seats a bit stiff and don't adjust much

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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Love It — 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 road. We put in a Tiico engine for better speed up hills and better MPG. Highly recommend it. 208,000 mile and plan on racking up many more.

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

Pros: Fun to drive, great handling, roomy, good camper

Cons: It has broken down periodically

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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Love It! — Are you kidding? It's a '91 Vanagon Carat, only the flagship of the entire Volkswagen line, past present and future... 95 exhilarating horsepower pull this dream of a van up to ski areas at no less than 35 mph. One word: BALLSY. This car was the dream since day one and has been a low maintenance bit of perfection for the last 140000 miles.

Pros: everything

Cons: only about 17 mpg these days, but it has 214K on it, so...  

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Carat Passenger Van Review
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1991 Vanagon Carat... The Van That Can! — M-y beautiful Vanagon. I had always wanted a vanagon. (these are the best years to get 1986-1991) Mine was a 91Carat. It was alpine white, automatic, deluxe model (carat package) I bought it sight unseen from the original owner for $4,000.00 ( a wonderful deal) this van was in mint condition except the engine needed a rebuild. When I went to pick it up in Edmonds, I started it up and the thing came alive. It sounded like a mac truck. It was smoking live a chimney and all i could smell was coolant! I was nervous to drive it home the 25 or so minute drive on the freeway. But i made it home and I tore the original 2.1 water boxer out and rebuilt it but made it bigger ofcourse, the 2.1 automatic is way underpowered. I made it into a 2.3L. The power increase was slightly noticeable on the freeway but that is about it. I eventually sold it for almost 3X what I paid for it. I miss it a lot.

Pros: space, comfort, cult classic!

Cons: power, notoriouos for head leaks

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Multi Passenger Van Review
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Great Car — Love it I have been driving VW buses for over 30 years, they are hard to beat!

Owner for 30 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:40,000

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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

Looker-larger Interior Than Most-surprising Ride. By Ferdorski

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 Volks... Read More

Great Car For The Right People. By Henry

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. ... 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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