1999 Eurovan

Consumer Reviews

1999 Volkswagen Eurovan

$3,876 - $8,764  MSRP Range

Review Score

4.1 out of 5 stars

4.1

7 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.9 out of 5 stars Performance
4.4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Good mid-sized van for family

by Andy from Lakewood, CO on Fri Jul 08 2011

I used to own Vanagons, so stepping up to the Eurovan was really great. The level of refinement is high, and the interior is much better than the old Vanagons. It is pretty quiet on the road, and you have great visibility sitting high above traffice. The seats are firm, but comfortable. We have an MV with rear facing passenger seats and folding table. The rear seats are comfy with arm rests. The rear seat folds into a bed and it came with snap in curtains. The 12v VR6 is a nice engine and has great torque if not quite enough horsepower. It is smooth and queit. Our rebuilt transmission needed a new valve body and TCM. Shifts from 1st to 2nd were harsh and it was slow or hesitant to downshift on the road. The transmission is the weak link, but with maintanence and a lift foot it will last a long time.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The Pirfect Small Camper

by EUROVAN FUN from Canoga Park, CA on Sat Mar 24 2018

I Have owned 7 VW Campers, dating back to 1976. The years 97-2003. Are the best and have everything needed for Comfortable travel and Camping!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

best road trip hauler

by VW enthusiast, bus lover from Kansas City, KS on Sat Aug 01 2009

I have owned my "bus" for 11 years, it has only been in the shop twice. Never Drivetrain probs. only brakes and tires. if you have long hauls, this is the vehicle for it. I'm looking for another since the family has grown beyond the seats in the beetle.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Nothing else like it

by VW van enthusiast from Southwest CO. on Tue Apr 12 2016

The VW vans have always been unique, capturing there own spot in the van category. The later Eurovans were a big improvement over older Euros. The MVs, one of which I am reviewing here, is very versatile, going from a short term camper to a van with the capacity of a much larger vehicle once the rear seat is removed. In between these 2 configurations it is simple to remove just the rear mattress and it's support and have a goodly amount of storage space. The van handles better than any other van, has decent power and decent fuel economy for a 2 ton, high profile vehicle. As with most European vehicles it is important to keep up with the proper maintenance schedule or you will be looking at some hefty repair bills.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Most Expensive Mistake I've Made with a car

by Minivan Fan from Ashland, OR on Wed Jul 09 2008

The Eurovan is a great size and shape for our family, but it has been the most unreliable and expensive vehicle we have ever owned. Everytime it goes into the shop (which is often) it costs a minimum of $700. I will never own another VW because of this car.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

If you want a beach van or good little camper

by karhudso23 from on Mon Sep 11 2017

sure fits the bill for quick beach trips and over night camping. this little van can do it all and its so nimble

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

iconic future collectible, no current collectible.

by Raveon from Santa Barbara, California on Wed Aug 22 2018

Well made. No corners were cut by VW when they made these vans, but with good quality comes a higher price and they could not compete with the cheaper Dodge Caravans, et al. Check out a 20 year old one of these now compared toa 20 year old Eurovan.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1999 Volkswagen Eurovan

It seems like a hundred years ago that Volkswagen made a bus. It was a bit crude with a noisy, underpowered 4-cylinder, but as with the Beetle, the bus was novel enough to develop a cult following among those who carried flowers rather than credit cards.

When the crop of U.S. built mini-vans arrived, civility took precedence over crudeness, and the bus went on hiatus.

Lost in all the attention to the U.S. mini-vans has been the return of the VW bus, the EuroVan. Thanks to a 2.8-liter, 140-h.p. V-6, the days of 4-cylinder commotion are just memories. Still not a lot of power, but a lot less noise.

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