Should change their brand name to Faultswagen, Das Faulty!
Too much manufacture defects and engineer designs faults, engine valves tapping crazy like a 300K’s worn engine. Even though the vehicle was only traveled 75K’s (currently it is sitting on 75,256kms). EGR cooler failed at 60K’s caused catastrophic damages on cylinders wall due to aluminium debris gone through to the entire oil system, At 60K’s DSG duel mass flywheel rattling like it going to shoot out of the gearbox housing at anytime, gear changing erratically, feels like being bumped from a vehicle behind, driveshaft bearing noisy at 68K’s. ...Spending more time on the back of a tow truck and in the workshop for repairs than on road. Sliding doors hinges came lose from manufacture defects. Turbochargers boost actuator valve solenoids failure, caused over boosting turbochargers and damaged internal bearings. The van is hardly being used, only use for long trip interstate travels and bought into workshop for due for time routine maintenance. Otherwise, it will just stay inside the garage. Accumulated all repairs bills but excluding routine maintenance, easily cost over half of the vehicle’s purchased price when it was brand new. The best part of it, Faultswagen dealership knows all these common faults from manufacturer, and not interested to be involved. Therefore, every single repairs was out of my pocket, they claimed because my vehicle has serviced by individual VW specialist instead of the dealership. The van has never been misused in it life, e.g off-road or towing and city drives. Previously and current owned, Golf R32, passat R36, Golf 1.9Tdi, 7P Touareg, Audi S3, Audi Q5. From my prolonged period ownership of VAG vehicles for the last 13 years, I did truly realised Faultswagen ‘s built quality and engineering reliability are definitely declining. Suspect they’re still on a journey of recovering from the heavy penalty of the diesel gate scandal.
Purchased in October 2011 at Volkswagen Dealers for $68,990.00.
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.
Purchased for $35,000.00.
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.
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.
Purchased in March 2020.
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
Purchased in January 2013.
Time will tell..
Company van brand new, picked up around November 2018. It’s a service vehicle and is used everyday. It is the 2.0 litre diesel with a single turbo so they performance is very car like. It has heaps of torque and very pleasant to drive. You can hurl it round a fair bit so the road holding it quite good for a heavy vehicle providing you put good tyres on it. Fuel economy is good with around 1000ks to a tank. It has a bench seat in the passenger side so you can carry two passengers (very handy for the school run). Now onto the not so good. The ge...arbox is a 7 speed dsg auto. I’ve had a few of these vans including an early 5 cylinder turbo diesel and the box in that was far superior. To be honest this current box is the worst. It’s hesitant and at worst juddery and a couple of times after hard breaking it has refused to go into gear and flashed up the spanner symbol. Never has this happened on the earlier models. It has been serviced on the button as it’s a leased vehicle. The van is currently upto 100000k’s and will probably be replaced at the 140k’s mark so it’ll be interesting to see how much longer the dsg box will go before something serious happens. So like I said, time will tell.
Purchased in November 2018.
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.
Purchased in April 2018 for $94,999.00.
Love and hate - can’t trust it
- Brought a 2007 T5 with out looking cheap with 100 k with manual transmission
- I suspect the van had a hard life potentially towing heavy loads.
- After 8 months of owning needed a new gear box with a few other bits and bobs - costing 12 K
- So not a great fist impression
- It’s had a new alternator and power steering pump in the 5 years I’ve owned it and few other minor things
Some times the passenger door won’t unlock but then works again ( strange ) ...
Purchased in October 2014 for $14,000.00.
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.
Purchased in December 2016 at Private for $35,000.00.
Reliable Biturbo T1340 132kw 7 speed DSG ex nsw cop van
rattling in the twin clutch area now at 165000km's no worries ,this is my third VW Van, first one was a 1974 T2 Factory camper 1800 Auto, second one was a 1976 "African 2.0 litre twin carb manual 14 seater, Totally reliable.I could pull the engine out of either in 1/2 an hour, no problems. This one will be a challenge.
Don't buy VW Crafter 2.0 Engine
I write this review, here at vw transporter because I couldn't find something for vw crafter.if some want to buy a vw crafter, don't. I have this crap car from March, brand new 46000.since then I was 4 times back to the vw service. First with aircon problem, who drain the water on driver foot, next I was needed to replace the disc brakes at 17000 km end cost me 700 dollars from my pocket because the warranty don't cover this...then I ask them how much can drive this car with a full tank...they couldn't answer me, is somewhere 15l per 100km, I t...est the car in all conditions, nope...nothing under this. Now I'm going back again because my whole roof edges is in waves...I have a roof rack from rhino, special for this car to carry 2 ladders, nothing heavy end the car looks like was made from paper. Full with dent. Crap car, don't buy.
Best of a great bunch
I bought a T4 three years ago with 300K kilometres on the clock. It is the 5 cyl 2.5litre petrol converted to dual fuel ( since new) . It has just ticked over 400K and is still purring. I have driven VW vans my whole life and consider this particular model to be virtually bullet proof...Bruce
Reliable. Fuel efficient.
Cost of parts can be high
Extremely fuel efficient
Cheap to run
Bought at 100000 I’ve done 150000 more and only replaced tyres, brakes and clutch.
Good amount of space and carrying capacity
Few jiggly things like door handles failing, otherwise can’t failt it........it’s 15 years old
Nearly as reliable as a swiss watch or a swiss .....
Correction: Date purchased is April 1995.
Well, where to start, if you ever need a car / van you can count on and go were you need to go with whatever you need to take with you, the VW T4 is the tool. It belongs to motoring history in terms of transporting goods and people, like the Land Rover Defender to Africa.
Learn to listen to your car as it will tell you what it will need. Keep your oil levels correct and check when ever you refill your car, and this car is unstoppable. In nearly 25 years and over 600 000km everything is still origina...
Purchased in April 1995 for $33,000.00.
Brilliant Van 2.5TDI
My first VW Transporter and extremely impressed with the same.
Bought it off a friend at 416000km and ran very well although a few things did not work.
Air con needed a new compressor, hood lining needed re gluing, heater temp selector needed repairing and the drivers sunvisor needed replacing as would no longer stay up.
All really minor issues that have now all been fixed.
The van regularly returns around 6.2 l/100 in hilly driving and is just so reliable.
It is always regularly serviced using quality products and oil.
It handles very ...
Questions & Answers
Anyone know where I can get a new/reconditioned T4 TCU for 5cyl 2.5 litre auto part number 098927731 AB
Does anyone know someone either in Perth or surrounds that knows anything about the auto transmissions in the T4 Transporter vans as mine has a intermittent problem that no one seems to know what to do with. When on the open road it will sail over many hills with no problem, then after a while, it will change down going over a smaller incline and then doesn’t want to change back up again for a while. Once it starts doing this, it does it more regularly. It usually takes maybe an hour of driving before doing it for the first time. It makes me think it might be temperature related. Any ideas?
I cannot find anyone in Sydney who can fix all my doors on my 1998 Transporter. The original Alarm was cut out and the central locking fobs broke. I would like the central locking back at a reasonable price, can anyone help, thank you, Mav.
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|Category||Utes and Vans||Utes and Vans||Utes and Vans||Utes and Vans|
|Transmission||Automatic, Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Steel||15" Steel|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||5 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||75kW @ 3500rpm||75kW @ 3500rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||250Nm @ 1900rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,200 kg||1,700 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||700 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2015||Sept 2004||Mar 2010||Jan 1994|
|Discontinuation date||Feb 2010||Oct 2015||Dec 2003|
|Replaced by||Volkswagen Transporter T5.II||Volkswagen Transporter T5.I|
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