by thomage on Nov 29, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 3dr Minivan
Bought the Eurovan with a wheelchair lift to haul my mom & dad around.
Drove it 2200 miles with them.
No big problems: New tires, changed oil, change brake fluid and had to fix ECU (vacuum tube had gone out)
Fun to drive, great road view, lot of room for things.
Cheap interior parts, electrical parts cheap too
by taizo on Nov 3, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan
My dad bought our Eurovan back in 1997, when I was just a yungun (more than I am now), and ever since then our family has had great experience after great experience in this van.
This is the car I learned to drive on, and I have to say after putting several thousand miles on it, I love it. Yes, I have driven other standard shift cars (some very sporty ones at that), and after nearly 200K the gearbox is still great.
Until it was about 12 years old, it had absolutely no mechanical issues. Sure, parts and repairs can be expensive as heck, but that doesn't take away from how amazing this van is.
Just the other day I drove it over the 193,000 mile mark, and I can't wait to get it to 200,000
The EuroVan is introduced as a replacement for the aging Vanagon. Major differences over the previous-generation Volkswagen van are the switch to a front-engine/front-wheel-drive platform. Antilock brakes are available on the EuroVan, and it has a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that produces 109 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, a four-speed automatic is optional.