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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 124,400 Miles

Engine: 2.8-Liter 24 Valve VR6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive

Exterior color: Black Magic Pearl Exterior

Interior: Grey Cloth Interior

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

Kenwood Stereo with Remote

Rubbertite Full Vehicle Floor Mats

16-Inch Black Steel Wheels with VW Center Caps

Nokian WRG3 All-Weather Tires

Original 16-inch Wheels Included

Receiver Tow Hitch

3-Owner Oregon / 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 rare Black Magic Pearl 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV Weekender on consignment for the 3rd owner, a Eurovan enthusiast. He purchased it in 2014 at 116k miles. Prior to that it was owned by another Eurovan enthusiast for the previous decade. It has always been regularly serviced, having major services done by either VW specialists or the dealer. Recent maintenance includes the 120k-mile service (oil change, spark plugs, cabin and engine air filters, fuel filter, MOA fuel treatment, general inspection), along with the steering rack and tie rods, an alignment, wiper blades, driver’s door handle, passenger side window motor, and a transmission service (fluid flush, pan gasket, filter replacement, and O-rings). The most recent oil change was done at 123,600 miles. All records from the current and previous owners are included with the sale, and the Carfax documents regular services prior to that. It comes with the original wheels, two keys, and the owner’s manual. It does have a few imperfections, but overall it is in excellent shape. We would like to find a new owner who will enjoy and care for it as the current owner has.

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

Black Magic Pearl is a rare Eurovan color, the majority of which were white. If it were mine, I would be tempted vinyl wrap some A-Team themed red stripes on the side! Even without the stripes, the black looks awesome over black steel wheels. Overall the paint is in good shape, but close inspection does reveal imperfections. The worst are faded paint on the pop-top, chips in the hood, and evidence of paint work in the lower left body panel forward of the rear wheel. I would estimate that all of these could be repainted for around two grand. I don’t know why the lower panel was repainted, but whatever the cause it was minimal. All panel gaps are correct and there is no evidence of structural damage. The Carfax also shows no accidents. All trim, headlight lenses, and window glass are very presentable. There is a hairline crack in the passenger side marker lens, but there is no condensation within the housing. The windshield has no cracks or major pitting. There are a few small rock chips and minor pitting. The pop top has good seals and firm assist struts and the canvas is in good shape. The front window screen zipper slides freely and the screen is in good shape. The rear hatch struts are firm. The black 16-inch steel wheels are in excellent shape with no curb rash. They are wrapped in Nokian WRG3 All-Weather tires with lots of tread remaining. The stock 16-inch Eurovan wheels are included with the sale, but they have no tires mounted.

Interior

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The interior condition is excellent. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet has no stains or tears; and is protected by Rubbertite fitted full vehicle mats from front to back. Factory rubber front mats and a carpet rear mat are also included. The seats have no stains, tears, or failed stitching and all armrests work. The rear jump seats and rear bench are in great shape and the rear headrests are present. The rear bed folds down conveniently by sliding forward. It is a much easier design than the Z bed in the Vanagon. The steering wheel has no excessive wear and the dashboard trim is in excellent shape. All power door locks and windows work, along with the power mirror switch. The instrument cluster and displays have no failed pixels. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The factory stereo sounds great. The fitted curtains are all present. There are a few plastic fiddly bits that are broken in the interior, typical for VW’s of this vintage. The gear shift slider cover has a missing section, but it doesn’t affect the functionality. There are small cracks in the door speaker covers and the latch for the driver’s door storage compartment is also broken.

Mechanical

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This Eurovan has benefitted form excellent stewardship. It has always been given regular oil changes and adhered to factory service intervals. Major services were completed by Gebhardt Volkswagen or Wolfsburg Autowerks in Boulder, Colorado. All receipts are organized in a three ring binder, along with the Carfax. The VR6 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strong. It had the major service mentioned in the summary paragraph in 2016. 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 past the “danger zone” of 50 to 100K miles. It was treated to a full service in 2017, less than one thousand miles ago. There is no driveline or wheel bearing vibration and the brakes are firm. We pay for and ensure it passes emissions in Colorado.