VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years

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VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years

VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years-most
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VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years-coveted

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VW T5 Transporter: VW T5: The most coveted used car for 20 years

  • Site author Stefan Grundhoff

The VW Transporter has been on the market for more than 20 years of one of the most popular used cars. Only the diesel scandal could tip its place on the used car throne. But the T5 is still a classic that is more desirable than ever as a Commonrail diesel.

The VW T4 was already a bus that enjoyed a huge demand on the used car market. The fourth generation of the legendary VW Bus was very popular, especially for children’s rich families, couples with a space -grown hobby or camping fans. As good as the T4 was at the time; The T5 made a huge leap forward in the early 2000s. From the naked model with artisan equipment to the fully equipped luxury liner, everything was available – on request with details such as leather seats, business package in the rear and all -wheel drive, from which instead of Syncro was now in the group’s 4motion. Since then, the drive power has been continuously distributed between the front and rear axles via an electronically regulated slat coupling.

VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years-coveted
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Presented first 18 years ago

If you take it precisely, the VW T5, which was first presented in 2003, is still the current model. The various revisions over the years brought him the name T6 or T6.1 one, but itself the T5 is still entirely the old one – apart from slight detail changes. The long production duration of almost two decades now ensures that the used car prices are particularly stable. First of all, it makes no difference whether the VW transporter is a caravelle, the Multivan or a California with camping expansion. What applies to many cars is no different with the VW T5, because the highline models with particularly good equipment are very popular.

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The demand for the models with a short and long wheelbase is equally large, with most customers with the three -meter -long wheelbase and a vehicle length of around 4.90 meters to bring family, leisure goods and objects of all kinds. The fifth generation of the Bullis inside has clearly won, where the materials, seats and ergonomics are better based on the modern conditions of the cars. There is enough space anyway and getting in and out of the two sliding doors simply happens- if desired, they can now also be operated electrically. As desired, the interior can be individually adjusted with seats, benches, tables and complete equipment.

Petrol engine has replaced diesel

Most of the fifth generation VW vans are on the go with the high torque and economical diesel engines, formerly still in pump-nozzle technology. The versions with 86, 102 and 105 hp and the 2.5-liter fifte-cylinder diesel with 96 kW / 131 hp are not too weak for a fully packed loading master. No wonder that the 174 hp top version was particularly in demand; With a powerful draft of 400 Nm, she offered the desired travel comfort, especially on long distances. However, since the VW T5 van with a diesel engine has no longer had to create the strict exhaust gas standards and have to stay out of some cities, the almost insignificant petrol engines were important until the 2009 vintage. While the 115 hp two-liter petrol engine offers too little, the 235 hp six-cylinder with 3.2 liters of displacement ensures sovereign through.

Generation 5 came with a lot of equipment

With the 2009 model, the VW Transporter also switches the new generation of Commonrail diesel and have been on the road in the Euro 5 pollutant class. Here the TDI versions with 140 and 180 hp are particularly popular, while only a few are interested in the petrol engine with 150 and 204 hp. In addition, the fifth Bulli equipment details such as double clutch transmission, driver assistance systems and new comfort and safety equipment gets. It was only in 2015 that he will be replaced by the VW T6 after two million vehicles sold worldwide, which is not a complete new development, but is closely related to the predecessor.

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On the wish list of most customers, a VW T5 transporter is after the large revision in 2009 with the new diesel engines that guarantee a green environmental badge. While the base diesel enjoys a sparse demand as the handful of petrol engines, the versions with 180 or better 140 diesel horsepower looks very different. Here 180 PS versions from 2013 cost less than 150.000 kilometers as Multivan or Caravelle around 20.000 euros. For a well-equipped highline with the coveted 4Motion all-wheel drive, it is under 100.000 kilometers and corresponding comfort equipment quickly 30.000 euros or more that are due. In the California camping version, the price quickly increases by another 10.000 to 15.000 euros – especially when amenities such as trailer coupling or parking heating are installed.

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Even if the VW T5 van is an expensive pleasure; It is not known for its consistently good quality at TuV and DEKRA. Some models have problems with rust, other vehicles have to struggle with electronics or electronic charges. Depending on the use and loading, you should look at the T5 thoroughly before buying and especially from below. Surprisingly many models are not taken care of checks and here you should look twice or let it be the same here. Because subsequent repairs are just as expensive as the general acquisition. To date, however.

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9 thoughts on “VW Bulli: The most coveted used car for 20 years”

  1. Exactly, these buyers of a VW van, nothing
    Other is, then show at Aldi with fingers to the SUV owner, although their cart … a multiple of it consumed. Nevertheless, he is considered a cult with families, as well as climbing frames, dogs and EFH, even though he is a CO2 slingshot. But then you choose green for compensation. The VW T5 is very typical for the current generation, more appearance than in terms of the environmental balance.

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  2. The used car prices are controlled
    Why the used bullis are so expensive has a simple reason! VW only sells so many cars a year that the used ones remain expensive. The prices are therefore excessive because comparable cars are not worse.

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  3. Rustkarren
    The VW buses have always been bad rust carts. However, if they are so popular both as a new car and as a used car and are sold so expensive, VW is of course not interested in getting this problem under control for decades.

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  4. I myself have a VW bus T4 / 102 hp diesel
    A great car, economical in consumption, also runs 180 km/h without a trailer… With an empty car trailer I can drive up and down the Kassel mountains in fifth gear, and even with a loaded car trailer, that is, I still have enough pulling power and acceleration. Thankfully, the car does not have a soot particle filter, because it only causes artificial problems, is setting up, which means that the consumption goes up, the performance down, and the counter pressure can be damaged by the turbocharger, the shovel bikes can cancel, can break down into the combustion room to be sucked in, and then there is a capital engine damage. That’s why I end with the T4 and I wouldn’t buy a more modern car which has artificial problems. T4 I can recommend

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  5. Who likes
    Well, with the newer diesel models there were in rows of engine damage due to corrosion in the AGR cooler. Not to mention the still occurring problems with the 7-speed DSG. So I personally would a Toyota Proace Verso the T6.1 prefer.

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  6. VW Transporter has belonged for more than 20 years
    . . . To the most coveted used cars. That would also be my choice. I drove them almost all of them – unfortunately not the T1 and the T6.1 not either, but I was allowed to drive the other models. All VW Bulli are great vehicles, especially from T1 to T4. From the T5 came or. If there are more and more serious engine problems. The diesel engines have extreme problems due to the prescribed exhaust gas technology – they are extremely changing. The same engine problems are available within the VW group of all models. The VW Group does not have this under control to this day and as a consumer it is not recognizable that VW wants to change something. Instead, it is fully placed on electromobility. VW makes it too easy. Customers must be compensated for the Murks!

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  7. That "coke" Has only 1 only reason & cause
    Namely the AGR valve. As a result, the engine in the lower and medium speed range is brought back in the lower and medium speed range, less oxygen & that is why the motor on its own dirt, runs a few 100 ° cooler, i.e. the exhaust gases are not burned so hot, which in the further episode the soot particle filter faster Admission & to further follow -up problems leads back pressure turbocharger damage

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  8. and
    Nothing will change that quickly. Because these vehicles are just good. Only politics is able to do such vehicles "light" breathe out, by means of completely insane and useless emission regulations.

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  9. The VW T 4 is not a Bulli,
    Also not the successor models. The Bulli stopped with the T3. Only with a rear engine is a VW bus a Bulli. The rest is just a VW bus.

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