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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Minivan

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Volkswagen EuroVan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 201 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

  • The EuroVan is unique among minivans, but it lacks the easy handling and user-friendly design embraced by its peers. Unless you plan to use this VW for camping, wait for the Microbus.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy second- and third-row seats, lots of headroom inside the cabin, responsive steering, capable brakes, MV model's flexible cabin arrangements.

  • Cons

    Handles like a delivery van around corners, lots of wind noise on highway, awkward driving position, outdated cabin ergonomics, rear seats are hard to fold, no driver-side sliding door or side airbags.

  • What's New for 2003

    Volkswagen makes no changes to the EuroVan for 2003. Keep in mind that if you want a VW-branded minivan to go with the family Passat, the all-new Microbus isn't too far away -- it's supposed to arrive by the 2005 model year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Best van on the road

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased this van to replace our 93 MV with 193,000 miles. This Eurovan has been exceptionally reliable with 132,000 miles, everything works on this van virtually no problems. Only replaced tires and brake pads, 19 MPG on REG gas, By far the best van in the world bar none.Family of 5, son is 6' 2" and fits with ease. Lots of space, comfortable, fast, handles like a VW known for, great visibility, sit up high, fit and finish still like new, cloth on seats show very little wear, AC is awesome, love overhead AC vents, Has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, wife loves it, kids love it, friends say it is cool and will ride in ours but not in minivans. I would buy again and again!




One problem after another

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

We've had one problem after another with our Eurovan. Great when everything works correctly. The outside door handles have now failed twice (both front doors!). Told by VW that it's not a design flaw, out of warranty and paid nearly $800 to have them fixed only to have the driver's side fail again 6 months later. Now I can't unlock the doors with the keyless entry or hand key without them locking again immediately. Looking for a replacement vehicle now.




Useful space but very poor

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

Very spacious inside with a nice feel to it and useful extras such as step lights for safety. However the whole vehicle is sadly spoilt by the awful AC which is totally unable to deal with the climate in the Middle East. Have 2 of these vehicles and we can't use them for 3 months of the year as it's so uncomfortable in the heat. I don't know why VW sell it in hot climates when the AC cannot cope - didn't they uprate it for this market?




Love it!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

Just getting into our 2003 Eurovan. It was a VW executive use here in Canada. It only has 12,000 km on it so time will tell. First impressions are, there isn't a vehicle on the market here in Canada that even comes close to this in build quality. Superb!




2003 eurovan gls

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

This couldn't have bought a more versatile van. It's roomy and seats seven adults very comfortably.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I love my eurovan...my third!

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

This is my third Eurovan (two 1993's and this 2003) and I have loved them all, but this 2003 is my favorite. The fit and finish of this vehicle is excellent and exceeds anything else out there. It provides wonderful, balanced power. Its solid feel and excellent road manners make this van a true joy to drive. In all honesty, I looked at all of the new vans available to make sure I wasn't missing anything. True, I don't have in-seat DVD players and I couldn't care less. What I do have is SPACE, huge quantities of it and functionality galore. We have enjoyed many road trips in our Eurovans. It defines Farfegnugen! Everybody who rides in my van loves it! I've gotten 25,000 miles of trouble free operation from this one so far.



Full 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Review

What's New for 2003

Volkswagen makes no changes to the EuroVan for 2003. Keep in mind that if you want a VW-branded minivan to go with the family Passat, the all-new Microbus isn't too far away -- it's supposed to arrive by the 2005 model year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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