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Old 03-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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New Volkswagen camper

maybe coming here soon
$86K
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Interesting and a neat concept. But, for me, and that price... I could have a new Escape 5.0 and a Ford F-150 with ecoboost and about $20,000 left to buy fuel

However, not everyone wants what I want... this might be just the ticket for them Thanks for sharing the link, I'm always interested in seeing what's new-under-the-sun.
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Thinking inside the box?

I like it.
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maybe coming here soon
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Coming soon but not to US. A small conversion company would not be able to justify the expense of bringing VW Van T5 diesel here and as far as I know VW's only van for any foreseeable future is the one based on Chrysler's minivan – Routan, ouch; read Consumer Reports. I like the concept, but, for that price you can get a gold plated TV and F/Carbon (G) trailer.

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That looks kinda cool, but also a long way out of my price range. I'm gonna expect it to do all the driving and cook all my meals for that much $$.
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I didn't see any pictures of what the interior looks like with the slide IN. I wonder what the seating layout looks like, and if the back seat passengers use those little dinette seats. I'd bet this wouldn't pass crash test requirements in the US.

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Looks like there is no rear seating when the box is in - just two swivel-able front seats or one single + one fixed twin
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Jim,

Are they really bringing this here? VW has not sold their working van in the US since 2003. We know, because we own one, love it, and have discussed how we replace it when the time comes. Dumb decision on VWs part to quit selling them here, as we gets loads of comments driving ours. Tons of space inside. Yes, a working van without some of the perks that most US van owners get, but we don't miss them. It is our tow vehicle. Of course, this is not the VW company, but still.

The UK does a lot of VW conversions to the Transporter. If this company plans to do conversions here, good luck. It is tough to find Transporters (Eurovans) here.

I wonder if they would do some kind of a slide-out conversion to our fiberglass campers.

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In 1978, the sticker for a Westfalia pop-up was $9350. By 2003, the equivalent van was up around $31k. That's not too far off from inflation. At the original cost, the van was both an excellent drive-around town vehicle and great for vacations. But $86k? Good luck selling those things.
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If I remember correctly, they get their van from Chrysler. Check Consumers Reports.
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I don't think that that is this van. That is for the Routan which is sold in this country. The Transporter or Eurovan is not made with Chrysler and no longer sold here. That is what is pictured here.

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Meager acceleration.

We purchased 1977 Westfalia pop-up for $7K, I remember that the Volvo 240 then was also $7K. Then in 1985 we got the water cooled Westfalia pop-up for 20K and Volvo was also $20K. I wish to still have one of these Westfalias now.

Some time I wander why the folks on the top of company like VW USA are being paid well, discontinuing Transporter vans size for US in lieu of Chrysler Touran minivan is plainly retarded.

But the good news is that the new Touran has decent size engine 3.6l but only 283 HP, I would prefer double turbo aiming toward at least 500HP with hopefully better acceleration than the meager 8.1s to 60. When kids are hungry at home we need to carry these groceries fast, plus, no one would rammed you from the rear as they carry their groceries to their kids.

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Thanks Cindy, you are right about the Routan.

$86,000 for the new camper, someone is high on some sort of pharmacological or smoked substance.

If you want a good deal on a used camper, Commonwealth Boat Brokers and King RV handles Reposesed Campers, airplanes, and watercraft. The price you see is what the bank wants so you fill out a form and the bank will either accept or reject the offer. Start low and work up to your final offer.

People fly in from all over the US to purchase their units.

There is a company out west (AZ) and another in California that rehabs VW campers and sells them at a reasonable price. Check EBAY.
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You can look to poptopheaven for Eurovans. I agree it is fairly short-sighted to have stopped selling the van.

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