1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper 2.1liter wasser boxer from North America
In a class by itself
Had to replace all belts, they were glazed and screeching on start-up.
Replaced tires with Michelins as the ones on the van were old. Tread was okay, but sidewalls were cracked.
Replaced CV joints.
Oil change twice.
I owned a new Vanagon Camper in 1989 w/manual tranny, so I knew what I was getting into. This one is a real cream-puff and garaged it's whole life. Has all the options including A/C. Everything works wonderfully and everything I've done to it so far is standard maintenance. My wife, dog, and I absolutely love it. I plan on a stereo upgrade, Bilsteins, and 15 in. wheels in the future. I think that it handles fine, turning radius is amazing, great ground clearance. We like to cruise secondary roads and I like the power of the boxer for this.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2004
26th Jul 2004, 07:29
I have just bought a VW Vanagon -Westfalia t.3 1.6 TD. The dream of my life, with an only problem so far. The Factory's manual for both Vehicle /Westfalia equipment is in German language. Would you be so kind to help me by sending me scanned instructions in English by e_mail.
I would be much grateful. Here from Spain, a VW Camper lover. Marisa (email: firstname.lastname@example.org