Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy second- and third-row seats, lots of headroom inside the cabin, responsive steering, capable brakes, MV model's flexible cabin arrangements.
  • Handles like a delivery van around corners, lots of wind noise on highway, awkward driving position, outdated cabin ergonomics, rear seats are hard to fold, no driver-side sliding door or side airbags.
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List Price Estimate
$6,926 - $11,445

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

2003 Highlights

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.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan.

Average user rating: 4.6 stars
37 total reviews
5 star reviews: 70%
4 star reviews: 22%
3 star reviews: 5%
2 star reviews: 3%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

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  • reliability & manufacturing quality
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  • seats
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  • fuel efficiency
  • brakes
  • driving experience
  • towing
  • visibility
  • ride quality
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  • off-roading
  • safety
  • maintenance & parts
  • climate control
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  • road noise
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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, I Love My Eurovan...My Third!
Scott Mastrocinque,
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.
4.625/5 stars, What will I do without my Eurovan ?!?!
Eurofan,
MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)
I gave this van 10/10 for design, though i realize many people wouldn't think this way. This van was built for practicality, not faux luxury, and that is why it didn't survive in the American market. We bought this van 3 years old, with a pretty hefty number of miles on it, while stationed overseas. It racked up a ton of miles, and the only two problems it ever gad, were, suprise it's a volkswagen, electrical: not terribly expensive, and totally manageable if you know what you're doing. No mechanical problems whatsoever at 7 years old, and almost 125,000 miles ! We were rear-ended and totalled this weeked at a very high speed: van didn't collapsee in toward us at all ! Nothing like it :o(
5/5 stars, Best Van on the road today
Greensboro NC,
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!
5/5 stars, Love my weekender it's fun to drive
JB,
MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)
Wish they would bring it back to the states. Great for weekend getaways and a portable office while parking along the California coast on highway 1 near Big Sur. I bought a 2016 Mercedes Benz Metris cargo for the heavy work but, it's not as nice. I'll never get rid of the European Weekender.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$26,200
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 18 Hwy / 16 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gal. capacity
Seating
7 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 201 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 181 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 188.5 in. / Height: 76.4 in. / Width: 72.4 in.
Curb Weight: 4228 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 20 cu.ft.


FAQ

Is the Volkswagen EuroVan a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2003 EuroVan both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Volkswagen EuroVan fuel economy, so it's important to know that the EuroVan gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the EuroVan ranges from 19 to 20 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen EuroVan. Learn more

Is the Volkswagen EuroVan reliable?

To determine whether the Volkswagen EuroVan is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the EuroVan. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the EuroVan's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2003 EuroVan is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan?

The least-expensive 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan is the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $26,200.

Other versions include:

  • GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,200
  • MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $27,700
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What are the different models of Volkswagen EuroVan?

If you're interested in the Volkswagen EuroVan, the next question is, which EuroVan model is right for you? EuroVan variants include GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A), and MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of EuroVan models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan is offered in the following submodels: EuroVan Minivan. Available styles include GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A), and MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A). The Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2003 EuroVan 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2003 EuroVan.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2003 EuroVan featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan?

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

The Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,815. The average price paid for a new Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) is trending $22,461 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $22,461 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $4,354.

The average savings for the Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) is 83.8% below the MSRP.

Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,315. The average price paid for a new Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) is trending $20,048 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $20,048 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $8,267.

The average savings for the Used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A) is 70.8% below the MSRP.

Which used 2003 Volkswagen EuroVans are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan?

2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
16 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/18 highway MPG

2003 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 3dr Minivan (2.8L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
16 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/18 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG16
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.8 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase115 in.
Length188.5 in.
Width72.4 in.
Height76.4 in.
Curb Weight4228 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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