1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Review

1981 Volkswagen Vanagon T25 Devon Camper 2.0 Air Cooled from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Air Cooled Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI


Cornwall here I come!!!


New starter motor fitted.

Leaking fuel tank.

Using the pop top in high wind broke the hinges.

General Comments:

In Europe the Vanagon is called the Type 25.

This is my fun car it replaced a MK1 Golf GTI Cabrio.

One of the best parts about driving a VW Camper is that most other owners will wave as you pass them. It makes driving much more fun.

There are plenty of really good specialists in the UK for parts and service.

This car is so relaxing to drive I'm head over heals in love with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2002

12th Feb 2005, 16:05

As a new owner I would love to get in i=touch with some vanagon t2 owners I have a devon conversion please talk to me!!!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review