1992 Volkswagen Eurovan Reviews

1992 Volkswagen Eurovan GL 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired177000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Passat


Super reliable family mover


Solenoid for door locks require repair. I thought it would be very expensive, but turned out to be reasonable.

Gear shift knob pops off all the time and dealer keeps replacing the hex nut holding it in place to no avail.

General Comments:

The vehicle is underpowered, but not frustratingly so.

Unbelievable space for kids and cargo. We feel very safe in this car, high up with a solid feel.

Sliding windows are a nuisance to deal with, but have not broken.

Seat fabric is fantastic quality, our seats are like new, even the driver seat with 230K!

Interior is very practical, but not stylish.

Good economy for such a large vehicle, around 22-25 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2002

1992 Volkswagen Eurovan CL 2.5 5 cylinder (gas) from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 5 cylinder (gas) Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Fiero


Good multi-role vehicle; no regrets


Power locks jammed twice.

Wiring problem melted fuse panel (recall item). This happened twice.

Fuel pump would sometimes starve the engine (power loss).

General Comments:

Handles well for its size, acceleration & braking are OK.

Visibility is great; side mirrors cover blind spots nicely.

Driver seating is a bit cramped because of the wheel-well, but controls are all in reach and functionally placed.

Don't know if it's my driving or what, but I get 80-100 thousand K on a set of tires, and am still on the original clutch. Timing belt has only been changed once.

Huge interior - I routinely carry 4x8' sheet material laying flat. Can seat 7 and still have luggage room in back.

Centre and rear seating not very flexible, although this has been fixed on newer models.

Original parts can be expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2001

29th Aug 2008, 08:48

If you have more than 200,000 miles, you better change your timing belt, now!! If it breaks when the engine is running, you will need to do a valve replacement.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews