2001 Volkswagen EuroVan Consumer Review: Fantastic multi-purpose vehicl
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Fantastic multi-purpose vehicle
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

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We bought our 2001 Eurovan used in 2006 with 70k miles. Now, in 2014, it has about 130k without any major mishap. That said, expect to spend about $1500/year on maintenance AND they are notorious for having the transmission die ($6K repair) between 40k-70k miles. 9 years later, our van has taken us on multiple camping trips and has gone to Burning Man several times. The engine runs a little rougher than it use to but it is still a very nice, drivable car for a large van. Sadly, I don't think our van will survive for very many more years because various bits are starting to fall apart, but it has not had a gentle life (we park it outside, take it camping, have kids, etc.).

Favorite Features

- The pop-top and the foldout bed for camping. - The table for feeding the kids after a trip to the zoo or the park. - It seats 7 people so we can take guests as well as our family of 4. - We have a bike rack mounted on the trailer hitch.

Suggested Improvements

- Maintenance is expensive.
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