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#672 of 854 2001 Weekender in Perfect Condition for sale
Mar 12, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I do not know if this is the correct place to post this, but sadly, after 6 years or so of loving our EuroVan Weekender (although we never did get around to camping in it), it must be sold.
We are in NJ, are original non-smokers and (mostly) used VW for all service. It has >75K miles and all options (6 CD changer, summer/winter wheels/tires, all in realy good shape, carpet and rubber custom mats etc). We've had sheepskins on the front seats from the first week, so they have barely even seen the sunlight - same with original carpet - it has been covered by either set of mats every day since we had it.
We just had major tune up done (w/3 months) and changed O2 sensors, thermostat and a pan gasket. It looks, feels and drives like new - really. Just having it detailed didn't hurt!
I do know we are not supposed to list our email addresses or phone numbers, but mine have been listed in my profile. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in buying one. I'd like to get what they are selling for on ebay (usually over $20K) as this one is in incredible condition with absolutely no flaws or non-working parts, no dents, rust or anything wrong with any of the interior - we have all the original paperwork, owners manual and all receipts for work done over the years. It has all the original screens and additional privacy curtains - new, never used. Anyway, it's a great Weekender, and someone will get a terrific ride.
#677 of 854 Maintenance & Repair Tips
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Mar 19, 2007 (10:18 pm)
Folks, I've created a DIY Tips topic and, to get it started, I've moved the ignition switch replacement posts there.
#678 of 854 Re: 2002 Eurovan towing issues [skampvan]
Mar 21, 2007 (7:25 am)
Did you ever use the 2002 Eurovan to tow anything? We are considering purchasing a boat and towing it with our 2002 Eurovan MV.
I have read the booklet info that came with the van and it states it can tow 4500lbs., but towing a boat for a long distance concerns me.
We love this van as it is our main family transportation and I don't want to kill it by towing something.
#679 of 854 Re: 2002 Eurovan towing issues [jcolombo]
Mar 24, 2007 (3:14 pm)
We have an 02 MV and tow with it regularly. We live in Germany near Heidelberg and tow our camping trailer 1500kgs or 3400pds all over Europe. The Germans use the T4 Eurovan/Multivan to tow all kinds of stuff. Biggest difference is that they mostly have manual transmissions. If you are going to tow make sure your Auto transmission has been serviced and fluid/filter changed. Tune up wouldn't hurt either.
By law we can only tow our trailer here 100kph and we can even tow in 4th gear until we get to the hills The MV has good tow qualities with the ESP and ABS systems. Our trailer has it's own brakes but the MV has enough to do the job for us. If you want to go 75mph with your boat in tow you might look for something with a V8.
How big a boat are you talking about?
#680 of 854 Re: 2002 Eurovan towing issues [wilsonm73]
Mar 25, 2007 (7:30 am)
I have been pulling a 1500 lbs Skamp trailer for about a year. In Mexico it was a nightmare. I have 100,000 miles on the EV and the transmission blew in Santa Fe and cost $1600 to fix. The cause was the transmission sensors. I think the problem was mostly age.
The mechanic, who was very knowledgable, said the EV was designed to pull NOTHING. Rating and all.
Hope this helps.
#681 of 854 Re: 2002 Eurovan towing issues [wilsonm73]
Apr 02, 2007 (1:45 pm)
Thank you very much for your response. I have spoken with the VW dealership as well and they have assured me that the van can handle the load. They did state however that the trailer needs to have brakes - which it does. We tested for a short distance today and all worked fine.
Interesting you live near Heidelberg, as I used to work for Heidelberg USA and have visited Heidelberg in Germany, it is a beautiful city.
The boat is a 20 footer, and weighs approximately 2900lbs. With trailer we are thinking we will be below 3500lbs no problem.