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#9 of 854 bktools
Apr 05, 1998 (4:45 am)
I bought a '97 Eurovan Camper in December, 1997 and have put 8,000 miles on it and have camped in it about 15 times. The VR6 engine is gutsy but could use a little more horsepower for pulling the hills, although I guess this engine is a definite improvement over the previous 5 Cylinder.
The suspension is somewhat under-engineered for the weight on the left side (fridge, stove, fuel tank, water tank, etc.) and I had to install some load boosters/stabilizers (Timbrens) to provide for stability and control, especially on the corners.
The '97 Eurovan seems to be available out here in Western Washington. In fact the local VW dealer has two of them available now.
May 18, 1998 (5:22 pm)
I'm looking to buy a new Volkswagen Transporter Cargo Van with diesel engine and so far haven't seen any feedback on it. Can anyone help?
#11 of 854 Info on prices
May 20, 1998 (9:24 pm)
Help. am ready to buy a eurovan but what is a good price? Since there are no dealer invoice costs available, it's difficult to figure this out. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I live in Western Washington
May 22, 1998 (3:13 pm)
Sheryl, I may be able to help. You can get an good estimate of the invoice by using the percentage rule. If you look at the retail price and the invoice price for other VW products, for example, you'll notice that the invoice price is 90% of the retail price. For more price leading cars like the Golf, it is more like 91.5%, but for the Passat it is approx. 90%. You can safely bet that the Eurovan is priced in a similiar way. Just take the retail, multiply it by .9, and you will have a close estimate of the invoice. Subtract any incentives (rebates)-- I doubt there are any on the Eurovan--and you have a figure to build on for your offer. How much you should pay over this figure is largely determined by the demand for that particular model, how long the dealer has had it, how badly they need to sell a car, etc. Good luck-I hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out and how you like your new Eurovan.
#13 of 854 eurovan camper
May 30, 1998 (3:08 pm)
I am considering buying a used '97 camper. Does anyone have any useful details on this van? trouble areas to look for, likes/dislikes etc. I seems rather difficult to find any information on this limited production vehicle. I have had bus and vanagon Westfalia's and loved them. Hoping that a eurovan still has some of the character of these classic, wonder lust Westies!
#14 of 854 jonk
Jun 05, 1998 (10:22 pm)
O.K. so I'm a little behind the times here in NYC where my wife and I haven't owned a car for 8 years, but we're moving to the Midwest where we'll again rely on a car/van and we have always wanted a VW camper/van. Where do I begin to look? I didn't even think they made them anymore. I owned an '85 GTI and loved it, now I want to continue my love affair with a family van!
Jun 12, 1998 (11:32 pm)
I just recently found out that Eurovan will have both the GLS, the MV, and the MV Weekender in showrooms in the U.S. in July. I am really interested in the Weekender, and am wondering if I am getting the run around about when these vehicles are due in. My lease will be up in the fall and I can't afford to wait too long.
Also, anyone hear anything about the cost of the Weekender? My dealer said he has the figures but I never seem to get them.
Jun 14, 1998 (4:29 am)
I gave up my old '87 Vanagon GL camper a while ago. I thought about purchasing a new EuroVan, but in the high $30(000)s with a less-than-150 hp engine and a heavy vehicle with not so many premium automobile features, I didn't find it worthwhile. I used my old van mostly for city use anyway, so I decided to buy a minivan and a trailer to go with it so I don't always have to lug around the extra weight (fridge, stove, etc). Also, it doesn't seem right to me to try and fit all the features you would find in a full-size RV into a van.
Jun 17, 1998 (12:10 am)
That is the beauty of the weekender. It has the basics (bed, table, curtains, screens, fridge, pop-top, etc), without the heavy stove, heater, and sink. In 1995 it cost somewhere around $25K.
Jun 17, 1998 (2:54 am)
The basic design is okay, but I'm not sure it's worth the price it's asking. In '87 I paid about $20,000 for my Vanagon. I liked the camper features but most of the time I was using it around town.