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  1. T5 Facelift / GP

    General T5 Chat
    Copied from german site. New generation by transporter, Multivan, Caravelle and California: New edition of the best-seller series starts in the autumn 2009 • New Common Rail TDI lowers consumption over up to 1,9 litres • New front portion follows the stylistic sharpened Volkswagen Design DNA •...
  2. The Camping Box auctioned off

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    Yes it looks like Westfalia, now free of Mercedes control, have sold off all their museum exhibits... ... on German Ebay Hope VW snapped them up for their museum on a buy it now deal...
  3. T5. End of the line

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    Looks like last production date is around October/Dec 2009. Must be T6 then :) or T5.5 facelift
  4. T4 a to b - the bluffers guide to T4 spotting

    T4 Articles & Information
    T4's Look The Same - Could You Spot The Differences ? External Changes T4a January 1990 to December 1995 (upto VIN T_199000) All T4a's have a Short Nose 1990 to 1993 3-piece front panel, small angular bumpers - the rear bumper being in three sections... ... and the VW emblem is just under...
  5. years of manufacture

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    Just been having a look on autotrader as my van is now 10 years old and im thinking of a new one. BUT i FOUND A 2004 T4 AND A 2003 T5???:confused: I thought the last t4 was 2003 and first t5 2004 Can anyone clarify. I wish they had made t4s later- i really prefer them to the t5:(
  6. The VW MAN Thread

    T4 Articles & Information
    VW and MAN join forces in 1977 to produce a medium sized truck - a market that is untapped by Volkswagen and not visited by MAN since the 1960's, having concentrated on heavier trucks, with partner Saviem of France, from 1968 to 1975 (when Saviem joined Berliet at Renault). 1978 VW's LT...
  7. Before The T4 - Type 2 80 to 90

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    Transporter History At A Glance Part 3 T3 - 1979 to 1992 (or 2003 in South Africa) Vast improvements were made in all areas - the T3's unique 50:50 weight distribution, coil sprung, double wishbone suspension and rack and pinion steering gave handling and ride comfort that was hard to beat...
  8. Before The T4 - T2 67 to T2 80

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    Transporter History At A Glance Part Two Political activist and lawyer Ralph Nader's 1965 publication "Unsafe At Any Speed" poured much scourn on rear engined vehicles, the VW range was no exception... ... VW quickly responded with the 1967 second generation 1600cc Type 2, which hit the...
  9. The T4's Development.

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    Prototypes and Development Ideas for the T4 began during 1982, coinciding with the launch of the T3 Wasserboxer, with the first prototype phase rolling out in 1983 under Wolfgang Held's gaze. Engine configuration (rear or front engine; transverse or longitudinal) and suspension design (double...
  10. Global T4 Timelines & VW Transporter Events.

    T4 Articles & Information
    January 1990 (L chassis, the 1990 model year - modell jahr) T4 Take Off. The European range is announced with short wheel base (swb - kurzer radstand; 2920mm wheelbase, 4707mm overall length) and long wheel base panel (lwb - langer radstand; 3320mm, 5107mm) panel vans - the WV1 "Commercial"...
  11. Executive 'Bahn Stormers

    T4 Articles & Information
    Executive 'Bahn Stormers Drawing on Bentley know-how, the tailor made T4 and T5 Caravelle Business brings unprecedented luxury, beyond Volkswagen's Highline trim, to a long line of "executive" Transporters, which really kicked off with the launch of the plush Caravelle Carat in 1983 and the...
  12. The World Camper Lives On

    T4 Articles & Information
    Volkswagen continued it's line of "Campmobiles", to use the factory term, with the T4, maintaining it's relationship with coachbuilder, Westfaliawerke, who had produced their Camping Box, first shown in 1951, and other more specialized (SO) vehicles, from vans, Kombis and Buses "plucked" from...
  13. Before The T4 - Van Rivals

    T4 Articles & Information
    Researching VW's early history - an area well covered, I know - led me to ponder on why and how the Transporter has enjoyed our favour for so long. So much information has been lost over the years and little has been written about the light trucks and vans that emerged after the Second World War...
  14. Before the T4 - The Early Years

    T4 Articles & Information
    Transporter History At A Glance Volkswagen had just celebrated producing 6,700,000 Transporters in forty years of production when August 1990 saw the U.K. launch of the fourth generation model - the T4, most of which were built at the Transporter's traditional home in Hanover, Germany. T4's...
  15. The All Roaders

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    The All Roaders (Before The T4) The rear engined Transporter's have always been remarkably useful off-road, even with mere rear wheel drive... ... yet the ultimate four wheel drive T3 was able to compete head on with Jeep, Land-Rover, Mitsubishi and Toyota, even if it was a tad more...
  16. Basic VW Terminology And T4 Family Lines

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    T4 Terminology Ah yes, Volkswagen (that's pronounced faulks - vargen and means "People's Car") terminology. For those who are new to the Forum and VW Life The five generations of the VW Transporters are now known as: T1 1950 to 1967 (Europe) / 1975 (South Africa, South America) An early...