I have owned two Eurovans and two Vanagons and the VR6 is the best driving car of them all. It has an awesome engine, though more thirsty than the 5-cylinder version and much more powerful. It is a very comfortable highway cruiser especially for hauling the family and dog to the cottage every weekend. It is the most popular car at rainy day soccer games, with kids inside at the table and under the huge rear hatch. The rear seating is such that kids interact more and play cards at the table instead of Game Boys. Maintenance has been reasonable and been limited to the expected parts that wear-out. Since being off warranty, we've used experienced VW mechanics, but not the dealership.
Love the rear platform - the dog goes on top and groceries etc go under the platform, meaning no cramping inside the cabin. Timeless Euro-styling, excellent paint quality and interior fabric. With a bit of elbow grease, these older vans can be made to look brand new.
Adjustable seat height or adjustable pedals. My wife is too short to reach pedals and can't place heel on floor when depressing gas pedal making it tiring for her to hold her foot on the gas. Re-design the rear-facing seat release latch. Mis-placed cargo can easily trigger the lever.
I love my VW Eurovan, but after 37000
miles I started experiencing major and
minor breakdowns, quite expensive. No
help or support from Volkswagen. Might
have to go back to American made. Too
bad because it is a great family van.
this is the second VW Van we've owned.
We love it. It's amazingly versatile
and extremely comfortable. There are so
many well thought out features that it
would be hard to describe all the good
things VW built into this model. We
expect to keep this van for many years.
Club seating, dual HVAC, pop-up table,
4 captains chairs, very comfortable
seats, massive cargo space.
VW addressed our desires in the 2002
model - More HP, fog lamps, locking
glove box, 16" wheels.
The "bus" has been an excellent,
reliable car for almost two years. It
has better visibility than SUVs, is
fast and most importantly, has a huge
interior. It is a perfect vacation road
car for a family of five. We have had
only two problems, a leaking oil cooler
and water pump, both repaired under
warrantee in less than a day, each. The
bus is unique, not many on the road,
and drives very well.
Large interior room, automatic climate
control system, good visibility.
We actually have the EuroVan Camper. It's more driveable than other conversion vans and handles well. My wife, who is fairly short, can see traffic well. The tranny went at 9k miles. We've spend about $2000 in repairs this year alone. We paid a lot for this vehicle expecting quality - and it's been nothing but problems.