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1993 Volkswagen Eurovan MV 2.5 Audi from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Audi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance39500 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

A terrific all-purpose vehicle for any family

Faults:

The air conditionning failed in 1999. Minor inconvenience. Easily fixed.

General Comments:

This van is a great kid hauler in town and a terrific and versatile long distance cruiser. It has a great amount of torque allowing it to keep 90mph speed fully loaded (7 persons, plus luggage) in mountain passes, and has excellent gearing making it easy to pass at will.

It is surprisingly adept on dirt roads thanks to its great suspension and ground clearance, making it a great recreational vehicle. Equipped with good tires ("Michelin Agilis" for example) it can tackle snow with great confidence. I have never had to put on chains in 7 years of ski trips in the Cascades Mountains.

The seating configuration allows the entire family to load through the large sliding door, making it easy to tie down babies and then move to the front seats without going back out in the foul weather.

The easy to remove middle seats allow you to load an enormous amount of cargo, making the van almost as utilitarian as a pick-up truck to carry boxes, bags etc..

This van is not pretty to look at, but I have found it to be a most unique and smart vehicle that has no equivalent in North America. I plan on replacing it this year to make sure I can drive a newer one for the next 6 to 8 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2001

23rd Mar 2007, 19:14

This review would be more useful if average mileage was included. Also, generalized comments like good ground clearance are not as useful as 7.5" of ground clearance.

1993 Volkswagen Eurovan 5 cylinder audi from Germany

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder audi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina APV

Summary:

No bargain, but fun to drive

Faults:

Sure glad I got the extended warrenty. Air conditioner compressor went out x 2 and several computer glitches have occurred.

Interior is literally crumbling away (the plastic around the doors, etc). Don't know why.

Interior fabric on the seats/carpeting has not held up.

Engine is great - no trouble at all.

General Comments:

Great performance on the highway.

Would buy another if the interior has improved any.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2001

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews