11Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter

 Verified
3.2

70 reviews · Statistics

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47%17%36%

Build Quality
3.4 (15)
Value for Money
3.1 (15)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.4 (12)
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3.8 (13)
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4.0 (13)
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4.0 (13)
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3.5 (13)
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4.3 (13)
Fuel Efficiency
4.4 (13)
Handling
4.0 (13)
Interior Design
3.9 (13)
Boot Size
4.6 (12)
Comfort
4.2 (13)
Features
3.2 (13)
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Volkswagen Transporter70 reviews
Larry
Larry
  T6

4th transporter same problem

I work for Addison Lee who for whatever reason keep buying be transporters
This is my 4th one and yet again the ad blue gauge has stopped working it is now showing 1300 miles before the van comes to a grinding halt even though I have filled the ad blue tank
Just like the others it has to go back to vw
You would have thought that they would have found a way to fix the problem before putting them on the road
People don’t buy one it’s obvious that you will be taking a chance that it will go back like my previous 4
Pathetic Show details
markebo
markeboAU10 posts
  Verified T5.I

Good van for my purpose

I’ve driven transporters since 1980 ..the T2 T3 T4 T5 each owned for ten years or just under now waiting for the T6.1 to be delivered a 22 month wait.
I work in construction and can not complain with the performance of any of these vans maybe though good luck but also fortunate to have them from new so no guessing to how they have been treated prior and I changed oil and filter every 10k after Vw the warranty
My only bear bug was the T 5 cup holder Show details
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nick j.
nick j.NSWSydney, NSW2 posts
  T6
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Nicole r.
Nicole r.3 posts
  T6

Gear box trash and weight load a lie

After transporting a washing machine and 60kg gearbox the van started rolling back on me even when my foot was on the brake and gear was in drive I checked the brake servo levels where fine transmission fluid was fine and oil level is good but the transmission 8s gone the gears grind this van is a waste of time effort and money you smart enough to cheat emissions test but not smart enough to to reduce the stress on the transmission Show details
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Bettle68
Bettle68
  T5.I

Good after 22k repairs

I purchased a 2010 T5 in 2014 dual turbo diesel with 264k on the clock. I dont know what animal got their hands on this engine but every thing was wrongly done. After a few weeks I have the engine rebuilt, the turbo replaced, stater motor, battery, injectors, etc etc and 22000 dollars in repairs. I must to admit that after all that she drives nice but I shake every time I think of how expensive they can be to keep on the road.
My last one was a T4 with no faults ever.
This car is used for business every day and it gets around 700/800 klm with a full 80 L tank in the city.
This is my last WV ever. Show details
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RodTASHobart, TAS2 posts
  T5.II

Transporter tdi400 oil consumption

2012 campervan used doing longer drives 2000 to 8000 KMs , regular services, sudden onset of excess oil consumption.VW don't want to know about it, new engine required approximately $20,000 , this has been a continual problem, my engine has done only 65,000 KMs ,what a disgrace. I hope VW hold their head high, I would never recommend them or purchase another one it is shameful. Show details
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Stephen
Stephen2 posts
  T5.I
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Foad
Foad4 posts
  T5.II

Total waste of money

In 2013 I've bought my 2010 transporter T5 has 66000kms. August 2016 it broke a fan belt which doesn't sound to bad, but the fan belt made its way into the cam belt. There is a hole in the cam belt cover. It wrapped around a cog and caused the engine to go out of time. It destroyed the engine and cost me around $13000 to put new engine. Its transmission start kicking in 2018 and anywhere I took it for repair they said its cost a fortune to fix it up and now the transmission gene and cost me $9000 to $14000 to repair, just sent it to wreckers.
Don't do my mistake and run from VW, its very costly car. Show details
oldboysixtwo
oldboysixtwoGeralton122 posts
  T4

Does the VW transporters stack up against the Combi

I recently purchased a 1997 VW Transporter Camper. The vehicle has covered 345.000klms, uses no oil, engine has loads of power. Having the up front 5 cylinder Aldi engine allows much more room in the van section. Years previous I own a VW combi Camper. It was well set out but engine a the rear used up valuable storage space. The VW vans handle and drive like sedans.
Dubblyew
Dubblyew
  T4

Exactly what i needed

T4 1.9 TD. Bought at 140k miles. I deliver locally produced food, and cover 200 miles a week. Best van I've owned. Had transits, a Vito (yuk) LDV, and an Iveco. This runs sweetly, and is easy to work on..garage replaced cambelt, as im not THAT confident, feels better. As long as you keep fluids and filters changed regularly, it will be good to you. Overall spend so far £1100 for van, and about £1100 for new brakes, filters, belts, fluids, tyres and replacement dummy cat section of exhaust. Ready for another 100k miles now probably.  Show details
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Mason Lee
Mason LeeWestern Australia
  T5.II

Great car for work it’s strong enough for the job

I use this car every day and it still handles like a dream. I must say .. great car volts wagon for me I must say well for 12 thousand dollars Show details
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Dingo M.
Dingo M.NSWSydney, NSW
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Blobbo
BlobboQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  T6

Best engineering

Have a 2018 diesel Frontline T6 campervan, and enjoy using it as my everyday car. Mechanicals are excellent, and the dual clutch gearbox is marvelous with its freewheel action, and 7 speed. Very comfortable ride. As usual VW are very sparing with the extras you get, and accessory costs are over the top. Just hope nothing goes wrong. Show details
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Murray
MurrayNSWSydney, NSW
  T5.I
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craigs902
craigs902QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD41 posts
  T5.II

I have major reservations on how long the motor will last. These engines have a massive world wide EGR issue that causes

Van is powerful, great to drive, cruises very well and is massive inside. Been setup as a full camper and is awesome for that reason, one of the only vans this size where you don’t have to get out of the van to access the rear, great in rainy weather.  Show details
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Questions & Answers

Kiripaka Springs W.
Kiripaka Springs W. · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Will a five speed manual 96 model go into a 2006 t4

Joey P.
Joey P. · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Looking to buy a 2003 t4 tdi that has difficulty going into reverse and the rear window demisters and washers don't work. How much would it roughly cost to fix the bushes and the auto elec for the back door?
205,000km

Joey P.
Joey P.  

Asking price is $13,000

Patrick O.
Patrick O. · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

I have a 2001 t4 vw transporter 2.5 turbo diesel can i put a 1996 t4 vw transporter petrol auto gearbox in my 2001 t4

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CategoryUtes and VansUtes and VansUtes and VansUtes and Vans
Starting Price $37,490$32,000
TransmissionAutomatic, Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Wheels16" Steel15" Steel
Fuel Consumption7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L80 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L5 Cylinder 2.5L
Max Power75kW @ 3500rpm75kW @ 3500rpm
Max Torque250Nm @ 1500-2500rpm250Nm @ 1900rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermany
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)2,200 kg1,700 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg700 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)3 year(s)
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Replaced byVolkswagen Transporter T5.IIVolkswagen Transporter T5.I
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