1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Reviews

1980 Volkswagen Vanagon wolfsburg 2 liter air cooled with fuel injection from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2 liter air cooled with fuel injection Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Type II

Summary:

There is a reason they started making these water cooled.

Faults:

These vanagons are just plain too heavy for an air cooled engine. It weighs twice what the previous buses weighed, and uses the same engine... a 1980 Vanagon with only 40,00 miles... you figure it out...it's because they run consistently at 225 degrees, rather than the regular 180 degrees fahrenheit, and they are too heavy. The worst vehicle I ever owned!

General Comments:

P. O. S.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2003

1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia 2.0L gas from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0L gas Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Summary:

Most versatile vehicle ever made!

Faults:

Burnt out one head at approximately 110,000 miles.

Upholstery wearing out.

Body rusting.

General Comments:

This car is an outstanding SUV. Carries up to 6 people, sleeps 4, can carry 14' lumber or a wash machine. Easy to work on, friends love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2001

23rd Mar 2004, 16:25

1981 Vanagon 2.0 Air Cooled Stock engine with (dead air recirculation) which is a pipe that attaches from exhaust just before the muffler, to the intake manifold above, is a factor to prevent detonation inside combustion chamber. Lowing head temperatures. just a tip...

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews