I just purchased a one owner 1999 VW Euro Van. My family loves this vehicle. Being a '99 this vehicle outperforms my new 2003 Kia Sedona. I am giving that van away for an older better vehicle. VW makes great vehicles. We are a total VW family now. We also have a 2005 VW Bettle TDI. Go VW!
Continuous electrical problems that recur after dealership supposedly fixes them. Thank god for taken out an extended warranty. It is unfortunate that 1999 eurovans do not have any...recalls. It is one terrific vehicle as far as size is concerned. I live in VT. , put snow tires on in the winter and have never gotten stuck. The handling has been super although I wish they would have considered putting in safer seat belts in the two rear facing buckets seat. Limited seats for children especially still in seat belts. Quite pricely when needed to have repairs.
The size is grand. Back seat is a full large bench seat seating three large adults quite confortable. Storage in rear quite nice/split shelve allowing storage on top and bottom. Visibility is great. Curtains are a big plus.
Electrical system is a bomb. Same problems over and over.
Powerful,good handly,good milage, good
view fm side mirrors, big enough trunk,
big capacity, classic exterior style
very unique compare w/other minivan,
good price, 3drs only but easy to in
and out, good for whole family face to
Initially quite pricey, but I have been won over and my wife loves it completely. There is no other van on the market that can do all the things this can. This is not a car and thus not an Odessy or Chrysler.It's a daily family driver, a camper,a hauler and a long-trip cruiser. It can cruise at 80 all day, has better seats than my Audi A4, handles safely if not sportily, and pulls my horse trailer.My brother purchased a 2000.5 and is very pleased, using it for both family use and to tow his SCCA race cars. It's far from perfect, but there is no competition in the marketplace.The idiosyncracies are a real problem only if you don't really need this type of vehicle.
Seating arrangement and pop-top, perfect size, general build quality, cruising ability, great in snow with proper tires fitted.
Mileage (18-21) is good, but how about regular gas? Please find a better interior color than light grey. Front seating storage is poor.Alloy rims on these earlier models quickly scarred. Oil changes require extra work.A more modern chassis and driver's environment. Longer warranty.