How reliable are VW T4?

Ignoring the few common problems explored here of a VW T4, they are extremely reliable if maintained. You should have trouble free motoring well over the 200,000 miles which is why they hold their value so well on the second-hand market.

How long do VW T4 engines last?

VW Transporter T4, T5 and T6 are all easily capable of over 250,000 miles if well looked after. Some have even been reported to reach 500,000 which is a huge nod to Volkswagen for building such a robust vehicle.

Which engine is best for VW Transporter?

The 2.0 TDI engine is a good all-rounder, but I’d go for the 102PS for the short wheelbase and the 140PS unit for the long. Don’t buy the 180PS unit unless you are moving heavy loads on a weekly basis.

Is a VW Transporter a good investment?

With their consistent popularity and brand recognition, VW camper vans retain their value much better than other brands. With any vehicle, you can expect depreciation to occur, but the VW camper vans prove to be an excellent investment by the time you are looking to resell the vehicle.

Can you adjust the clutch on a VW T4?

The clutch is hydraulic so should theoretically be self-adjusting and no manual adjustment is built in.

Do VW Transporters rust?

According to the manufacturer, all VW vans are galvanised. It is then necessary to use specific paints to effectively protect the galvanized against rust.

Do VW campervans hold their money?

It is functional like the newer Transporters, but also holds some of the vintage feel you want out of a traditional camping van. Of almost all-new VW camper van models, it holds its value exceptionally well at up to 75% after three years.

Are VW Transporters overpriced?

VW vans are quite expensive to maintain, costing about $7800 for the first decade of life. Still, there are more costly brands on the market, such as Chevrolet, Jeep or Ford vans.

What kind of engine does a T4 VW Transporter have?

This version was labelled the T4 – the fourth incarnation of the van – and is arguably better looking than its successor the T5, which was subsequently replaced by the T6. Originally sporting a 1.9-litre diesel engine, the T4 Transporter gained a turbocharger and a new 2.5-litre powerplant in 1999.

Are T4 transporters reliable?

The T4 Transporter has a reputation for being one of the most reliable older vans on the road, so hopefully those expensive VW parts won’t be required very often.

Should I buy a used T4 Van?

The huge number of T4s on the roads today pay tribute to this van’s longevity, although as servicing is required so frequently, owners of older models may be tempted to skimp on this vital area. As such, used buyers are recommended to look for substantial service history.

What is the warranty on a VW T4 Transporter?

Lower-powered Transporters in standard spec were reasonably priced when new and such was VW’s faith in its product that a three year/100,000 mile warranty was offered. Service intervals for the T4 Transporter are a rather frequent 6,000 miles, and Volkswagen parts tend to be pricey when things go wrong.