Surely the finest example of automotive engineering
Engine gave out at 230,000. It was the second engine. I installed the third one, it has given excellent service.
I replaced the transmission upon buying the van. Second gear had quit working.
There is rust in some places along the bottom of the van. The doors leak in heavy rain. The seats are not very comfortable, even with new upholstery.
The muffler has a persistent leak.
The pop-top will not stay down.
Carburettor was replaced this year.
I love this car! Despite its many faults and idiosyncracies, it is the finest piece of automotive machinery ever put on the road. I hope that there never comes a day that I will be without my beloved bus.
I highly recommend this car to anyone willing to get their hands dirty and enjoy it! Truly the most unique and useful car on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2000