1995 Volkswagen Eurovan Reviews

1995 Volkswagen Eurovan Westphalia Camper diesel from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance265000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 245

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Lower ball joints at 165k.

Front disk and rotors at 143k.

Rear brake cylinder at 143k.

Bushing in injection pump.

General Comments:

I used the Eurovan as a second car. We have travelled to South America from Canada (60k km), and the car still has the original shocks and clutch, and aside from a few bulbs and regular maintenance, this camper has given us lots of joy.

The best I ever owned; I will keep it forever.

The camper can go all day at 100km and use only 8l/100km.

We loved this car, just like the day we picked it up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2007

27th Jun 2011, 01:17

We also have a '95 5-speed diesel and have to agree with you 100%.

The 5-speed 2.4 diesel Westphalia has been a fun, reliable and economical workhorse!

1995 Volkswagen Eurovan 2.5L gas from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

A great van. Too bad it is so rare in Canada

Faults:

Had to replace spark plug cables 3 times over the six years.

Replaced the electric water pump twice in the last two years (original German part!?).

The sliding door stopped to lock smoothly and requires special skills to be locked.

The transmission broke and the estimated cost of repair is about $3500 Can. Was hard to find a shop willing to do that since it seems to be a very rare fix.

General Comments:

Roomy and very comfortable. I can transport full size panels when I fold the seats.

Quite easy on gas considering the capacity (20-22 mpg average).

Expensive parts due to poor aftermarket and lack of competition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews