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
by jenny on Jan 14, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 3dr Minivan
while i love my 17 year old car it has been a money pit it just broke 100,000 and should have tons of life left since i have gingerly taken care of it, but it doesn't...i missed the 4500 $rebate opportunity so im kinda out luck on my trade, i have a real fear of every buying vw again, maintenance very high on higher end models. and no one knows how to work on them. but i must say if i can have another engine he put in and eliminate the vw guts of the vehicle i would totally keep the car.
by 5 Zyl on Feb 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 3dr Minivan
Not even Volkswagen engineers can get around the laws of physics. But I find they strike reasonable compromises. If it costs a lot of money to fix you need a better mechanic. I know I am that better mechanic. 20 mpg and a curb weight of over 5000 lbs is unheard of, my van does not even have the 102 load index tires yet (there 94 not stiff enough side wall, more rolling resistance ya know). I expect to pick up another 2 mpg from that change alone. The brake pads don't last long if you don't use stab breaking technique. The 5 speed is the only way to go in my opinion. I've heard 17 sec. 0to60, I cant get it to accelerate that slow even if I try. You can't get a better passenger van for camping hands down.
by Kate on Feb 26, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan
I bought my 1993 Volkswagen EuroVan for the interior space, which is phenominal! You can fit anything you need to into it from building materials to furniture to people. BUT it has been a pit that I have sunk a lot of money into repairing over and over. I've been towed so often the local towtruck driver knows it's me as soon as he gets the call! I love my van - I an just so disappointed that it hasn't been reliable. It is now worth more in parts than as a whole. I can't sell it because I love it, but can't drive it because it won't stay running.
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.