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1984 Wagon

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.0

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Love it!

Nov 24, 2008 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: you'll never be homeless, social magnet, very doggy friendly, cold beer at your finger tips
Cons: finding a reliable and experienced mechanic, no heater for when the engine is turned off
The Bottom Line: highly recommended for life on the road

I bought this van on my first ever visit to eBay in April of 2007, flew to LA from PG, exported it from the States, imported it to Canada, drove it to Yellowknife return to PG, across Canada and the Atlantic ocean to Newfoundland and back to British ... read more

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Shaggin Wagen

Sep 19, 2006 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Can haul most anything, people love the van.
Cons: Hard on gas, small expensive repairs.
The Bottom Line: If you love VW's then yes. Older ones like this will start to have frequent, small, expensive repairs. Hard on fuel.

To start out, this van is great. The fuel economy sucks, an underpowered 1.9L, and is older but alot of fun. We bought this van for my wife off of parents of a friend of ours. They needed the garage space for his new Porsche. What a step up. The ... read more

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The van that does it all-but comes with a price.

Aug 5, 2002 - Updated Aug 23, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Sweet room! Over 200 cubic feet of space with the seats out.
Cons: Crappy fuel mileage. Lacks power on steep hills. Some parts are not available.
The Bottom Line: Lots of room. 7 people can travel. Tons of room for storage. Still looks cool with the "Brick" body design. Just beware of the fuel mileage and ongoing problems.

I had to revise my thoughts on this frustrating van. I bought my 84 Vanagon with 177,000km on it. It was a mechanics disaster. After pouring lots of $$$ into it because the previous owner just put gas in it, it ran great. Problems that were ... read more

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The van that could
Feb 28, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 
Pros: Lots of room. Not a lot of computer stuff. You can do it yourself.
Cons: you do replace meny parts and it can be frustrating to find the problums
Well all is true this van is a head ache but if you are true fan of the vw then it is all worth it. Its a great hippie van and if your looking for a vintage hippie van this is the one. Lots of room for your friends animals and great for camping. Yes ... read more
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