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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 115,100 Miles

Engine: 2.8-Liter 24 Valve VR6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive

Exterior color: Arctic White Exterior

Interior: Grey Cloth Interior

VIN: WV2NB47092H083995

Additional features:

7-Passenger Seating

Removable Jump Seat

Rear Bed

Fold-up Table

12-Volt Under-seat Cooler

Pop-Top Bed

Power Windows

Power Door Locks

Keyless Entry

Heated Seats

Heated Mirrors

Window Screens

Front Sun Shade

Kenwood Stereo with Remote

16-Inch Alloy Wheels with Kumho Road Venture APT Tires

Receiver Tow Hitch

3-Owner Texas / Colorado Car

Maintenance Records

Clean Carfax

Background

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender exterior photo

The Volkswagen Eurovan was the best and final evolution of the Volkswagen Transporter. The Type 4 Transporter, called the Eurovan for the North American market, was the VW van that did it all. The original Type I transporter, the split window Bus, was charming and iconic, although small and underpowered. The Type II, bay window Bus, was better, but still underpowered and it had no heat (at least mine didn’t). The Vanagon that followed had heat and some modern amenities, but it was still underpowered and ancient by technological standards (mine maxes out at 30 mph going over the pass). The Eurovan catapulted the Transporter into the modern era. It was powerful, efficient, and reliable. Inside, space was plentiful and filled with modern amenities. Late model production years are the most desirable due to the more powerful 24-valve VR6 engine and added safety features, like stability control and front airbags. The Weekender is arguably the best Eurovan. It has the room and seven-passenger seating of the MV, but with the pop-top bed of the Westfalia camper. The bottom bed is wider than the camper and the fold up table is larger. There is a removable refrigerated compartment under the left rear jump seat. The removable right rear jump seat opens up more room if desired.

Summary

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I am selling this 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender on consignment for the 3rd owner, a Eurovan enthusiast. She who purchased it in 2007 with 55,700 miles, adding miles consistently, but sparingly. Since then it has always been regularly serviced and maintained by Wright’s German Motors in Arvada, Colorado. It comes with all accessories including the rear snap-in window screen, curtains, two keys, and the owner’s manual. The Carfax is clean and all maintenance records from the current owner are included. In 2014, at 111,000 miles, it had a major service including the engine air filter, cabin air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, vacuum lines, oil pan gasket, transmission filter and fluid, and front and rear brake pads and rotors. It got new tires in 2015. In preparation for sale I gave it a fresh oil change. It does have a few imperfections, but overall it is in excellent shape.

If you follow the VW Eurovan market, you know how rare low-mileage examples are becoming—especially Weekenders. We would like to find it a new home where it will be continued to be cared for and enjoyed as it has been. Please contact us for questions or to schedule a viewing.

Exterior

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender exterior photo

Arctic White is the most common Eurovan color, but also one of the best. White is easy to maintain, looks great even when dirty, and keeps temperatures cool in the summer. The paint and body are in excellent condition; they have no glaring dents, chips, or peeling clear coat. There is no rust. All panels are original and it has never been in an accident. There is one small dent on the right front fender that could be corrected with paintless dent repair (pictures are on our website if you are reading this elsewhere). The front was protected by a fitted leather bra, sparing it the rock chips that most Colorado cars have. When I removed it in preparation for sale, the front bumper cover was yellowed underneath (I can provide pictures on request). I had the bumper cover professionally refinished from high-end body specialists SVE and it looks amazing. The trim, black-work, headlight lenses, and window glass are very presentable. The windshield has no cracks or excessive pitting. After the pictures were taken I replaced the adhesive holding the rubber seal in front of the pop top (a common issue). The pop top is in great shape with good seals and firm assist struts. There are a few small holes and some UV fading on the side canvas. The front window screen zipper slides freely and the screen is in good shape. The rear hatch struts are firm. The stock 16-inch Eurovan wheels are straight and free of bends. The Kumho Road Venture APT tires are load rated for the Eurovan, are worn evenly, and with 75% tread remaining.

Interior

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The interior condition is consistent with the exterior. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet has no stains or tears; a fitted Eurovan embroidered floor mat has protected the rear carpet. The seats have no stains, tears, or failed stitching and the seat heaters work. The front driver’s seat inboard armrest does not lock (a common issue). The rear jump seats and rear bench are in great shape. The rear head rests are not in the pictures, but are included in the sale. The rear bed folds down conveniently by sliding forward. It is a much easier design than the Z bed in the Vanagon. All power door locks and windows work. The power mirror switch is finicky, but I have a new one on the way. The instrument cluster and displays have no failed pixels. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The Kenwood KDC-HD545U stereo has aux and USB inputs, along with Bluetooth and a remote for when you are in the back. The fitted curtains are all present, as is the snap-in rear bug screen. There are a few plastic fidly bits that are broken in the interior, typical for VW’s of this vintage. The chrome gear shift button cover on the shift nob is missing, but it doesn’t affect the functionality. The latch for the driver’s door stowage compartment is also broken.

Mechanical

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This Eurovan has benefitted form excellent stewardship. The owner has always given it regular oil changes and adhered to factory service intervals. Wrights German Automotive in Arvada Colorado has always serviced it. All receipts are organized in a three ring binder. The Carfax documents regular service from the previous owners. The VR6 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strong. It had the major service mentioned in the summary paragraph in 2014 and I gave it a fresh oil change in preparation for sale. It doesn’t spot or leak and the oil pan gasket was replaced in 2014. 24-Valve VR6 engines do not have the timing chain tensioner issues that 12-Valve VR6’s did and this example has no timing chain tensioner rattle. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly in all gears. Automatic transmissions (transaxles) were a weak spot in Eurovans. Go Westy has an excellent explanation of the why and when they fail. This Eurovan is comfortably passed the “danger zone” of 50 to 100K miles. It was treated to a full service in 2014, 4000 miles ago. There is no driveline or wheel bearing vibration and the brakes were replaced in 2014. There is a small hole in the exhaust upstream of the muffler, but I will have this fixed before the sale is complete and we pay for emissions in Colorado.