1979 Volkswagen Type II Review

1979 Volkswagen Type II Camper - Viking Conversion 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Maestro


Love it

General Comments:

Not very fast, but lifts you out of the rat-race, allowing you to chill out, relax & drive stress free.

Great fun, kids love it, sleeps 6 but would be a squash, we sleep 4 in it. A great multi-purpose vehicle. It is a van for carrying bulky things, we go camping in it, when we go for a day out with the kids we have a kitchen sink and a cooker - just what you need - it is no bigger (length & width, not height) than, for example, a Volvo estate.

All in all, I can't see the point of ever owning a car again when you can have all this in a vehicle!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review